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California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment

In May 2008, the Bernard Osher Foundation made a historic gift of $25 million to the California Community College System to provide endowed scholarships for community college students throughout the state. In addition, the Osher Foundation pledged to match all Osher contributions raised through June 30, 2011. El Camino College was challenged to raise $1 million as a participant in the largest scholarship program of its kind in community college history.

The El Camino College Foundation is proud to announce we exceeded our goal and raised $1.6 million, which will be matched for a total of $2.2 million.

The endowment will provide an additional $122,000 annually to our current program to fund scholarships for El Camino College students and will significantly increase the number of students who receive scholarships each year.

The El Camino College Foundation would like to recognize and thank our donors who pledged their generous support and commitment to the California Community Colleges Scholarship Endowment by establishing Named Scholarships:

Armed Forces Communications & Electronics Association L. A. Chapter Scholarship
The American Honda Scholarships for Success
Darryl and Adriane Brown Scholarship
The Eva Brown Memorial Scholarship
The Paula Carabelli Memorial Scholarships
The DiGregorio Family Scholarships
ECC Awards for Academic Success
Edison International Green Jobs Education Initiative Scholarships
Enright Family Construction Scholarship
The Mary Haag Scholarship Award for Excellence
Ralph and Jean Jenkins Memorial Scholarships
Wallace and Jeanne Jones Scholarships
John Kagdis Memorial Scholarship
Supervisor Don Knabe Scholarships
Alan and Dorothy Lay Scholarship
The Bill Mooney Memorial Scholarship
The Neil Moss Memorial Scholarship
Northrop Grumman Scholarships
The Kunverben I. Patel Scholarship
Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center Scholarship
Roadium Scholars Scholarships
Karen Sampson Inlow Teaching Scholarship
Southern California Edison Engineering and Technical Scholarships
Teague Family Foundation Scholarships
The Topanga Scholarships
Torrance Memorial Medical Center Scholarships
Toyota Scholarships
Robin Valle Scholarship for the Digital Arts

We would also like to thank the hundreds of individuals who contributed to the endowment. This includes El Camino’s faculty, staff and administrators who supported this historic program.

Special Thanks to Richard and Melanie Lundquist whose tireless efforts helped ensure the success of the El Camino College Foundation, as well as other community college foundations throughout the state.

It’s our story but it all begins with you… thank you for being part of the El Camino College story.

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Phone: (310) 660-3683
 Last Published 3/30/15