2017 Scholarship Recipients

In celebration of AALA’s 35th Anniversary, Friends of AALA awarded 35 scholarship to comprehensive high school seniors, options school seniors, and community adult school graduating students.  Each awardee received a $2,000 stipend to assist them achieve their higher education goals.

The Board of Directors of Friends of AALA and AALA congratulates these exemplary students!

The 2017 AALA Scholarship recipients are:

Student
Special, Honorary, or Memorial Award
Current School 
College/University
Alondra Alonso
Antonia Chavez Ramirez Memorial Scholarship
Garfield High SchoolDartmouth College
Jin-A (Jenny) BongLACESCal Poly SLO
Chedeya Brown
Jack Moscowitz Memorial Scholarship
University High SchoolUCLA
Sara Ann CadwalladerNorthridge Academy High SchoolUC Davis
Linda ChanBravo Medical MagnetUniversity of Pennsylvania
Jamie Chung
Nellie and Bernard Kleiner Memorial Scholarship
LACESUniversity of Pennsylvania
Brian ClementeSouth East HSUC Irvine
Carolina Duarte
Conchita Puncel Memorial Scholarship
Bell High SchoolUCLA
Leilani Ferreras
Dr. William J. Johnston Leadership Scholarship
Carson High SchoolUC Santa Barbara
Leslie FuentesGarfield High SchoolWellesley College
Ana Celia GarciaNorth Hollywood High SchoolUC Berkeley
Andres Garcia
Chiara Tellini, Imagine Learning, Honorary Scholarship
Cesar Chavez Learning AcademiesUC Irvine
Ya Xin GuanWilson High SchoolUC San Diego
Danit HetsroniLACEUCLA
Austin Ho
Dr. Michael O’Sullivan Honorary Scholarship
AALA Past President 2003-2009
North Hollywood High SchoolUCLA
Zeuz Islas
Josephine Baker Memorial Scholarship
Harbor Teacher Preparation AcademyColumbia University
Ji Hye (Samantha) Lee
Dr. Judith Perez Scholarship
AALA Past President 2009-2015
LACESUC Berkeley
Jesus Lino
Dr. Sid Brickman, Dr. William Johnston, Phil Jordan, Sidney Thompson Outstanding Educators Scholarship
Contreras Learning CenterHarvard University
Trelysa Long
Dr. Eli Brent Memorial Scholarship
AALA Past President 1990-2003
Cortines School of Visual & Perf. ArtsUC Irvine
Vincent Mahoney
Schools Federal Credit Union Honorary Scholarship
Verdugo Hills High SchoolUCLA
Jafet Martinez OcegueraRoybal Learning CenterUC Merced
Jennifer Martinez
California Credit Union Honorary Scholarship
RFK Community SchoolsColumbia University
Janeth Mora-MartinezGarfield High SchoolSmith College
Alyssa MorenoAngel’s Gate High SchoolLos Angeles Harbor College
Brianna Murillo
Jack H. Silas Social Justice Scholarship
Northridge Academy High SchoolUC San Diego
Doris Pedraza
Zelda Fisher Memorial Scholarship
Rivera Learning ComplexUC Irvine
Vanessa ReyesSouth Gate High SchoolUC Berkeley
Malik Russell
Sanford Harmony, National University, Honorary Scholarship
Harbor Teacher Preparation AcademyUC San Diego
Hussein Saleh
Dr. Dave Schwartz Memorial Scholarship
AALA Co-Executive Direction 1981-1983
Bell High SchoolUCLA
Rebekah Spector
Robert and Fonna Bishop Honorary Scholarship
Daniel Pearl Magnet High SchoolUCLA
Tammy TaBravo Medical Magnet High SchoolUC Davis
Araceli Velez
Early Education Administrators Honorary Scholarship
Garfield High SchoolCSU Northridge
Isabel VillalpandoCarson High SchoolUC Irvine
(Byron) Lihan ZhaoWilson High SchoolUC Berkeley
Orlanda UrbinaEast Valley Skills CenterLos Angeles Valley College