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 School Dartmouth College
Jin-A (Jenny) Bong LACES Cal Poly SLO
Chedeya Brown
Jack Moscowitz Memorial Scholarship
University High School UCLA
Sara Ann Cadwallader Northridge Academy High School UC Davis
Linda Chan Bravo Medical Magnet University of Pennsylvania
Jamie Chung
Nellie and Bernard Kleiner Memorial Scholarship
LACES University of Pennsylvania
Brian Clemente South East HS UC Irvine
Carolina Duarte
Conchita Puncel Memorial Scholarship
Bell High School UCLA
Leilani Ferreras
Dr. William J. Johnston Leadership Scholarship
Carson High School UC Santa Barbara
Leslie Fuentes Garfield High School Wellesley College
Ana Celia Garcia North Hollywood High School UC Berkeley
Andres Garcia
Chiara Tellini, Imagine Learning, Honorary Scholarship
Cesar Chavez Learning Academies UC Irvine
Ya Xin Guan Wilson High School UC San Diego
Danit Hetsroni LACE UCLA
Austin Ho
Dr. Michael O’Sullivan Honorary Scholarship
AALA Past President 2003-2009
North Hollywood High School UCLA
Zeuz Islas
Josephine Baker Memorial Scholarship
Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy Columbia University
Ji Hye (Samantha) Lee
Dr. Judith Perez Scholarship
AALA Past President 2009-2015
LACES UC Berkeley
Jesus Lino
Dr. Sid Brickman, Dr. William Johnston, Phil Jordan, Sidney Thompson Outstanding Educators Scholarship
Contreras Learning Center Harvard University
Trelysa Long
Dr. Eli Brent Memorial Scholarship
AALA Past President 1990-2003
Cortines School of Visual & Perf. Arts UC Irvine
Vincent Mahoney
Schools Federal Credit Union Honorary Scholarship
Verdugo Hills High School UCLA
Jafet Martinez Oceguera Roybal Learning Center UC Merced
Jennifer Martinez
California Credit Union Honorary Scholarship
RFK Community Schools Columbia University
Janeth Mora-Martinez Garfield High School Smith College
Alyssa Moreno Angel’s Gate High School Los Angeles Harbor College
Brianna Murillo
Jack H. Silas Social Justice Scholarship
Northridge Academy High School UC San Diego
Doris Pedraza
Zelda Fisher Memorial Scholarship
Rivera Learning Complex UC Irvine
Vanessa Reyes South Gate High School UC Berkeley
Malik Russell
Sanford Harmony, National University, Honorary Scholarship
Harbor Teacher Preparation Academy UC San Diego
Hussein Saleh
Dr. Dave Schwartz Memorial Scholarship
AALA Co-Executive Direction 1981-1983
Bell High School UCLA
Rebekah Spector
Robert and Fonna Bishop Honorary Scholarship
Daniel Pearl Magnet High School UCLA
Tammy Ta Bravo Medical Magnet High School UC Davis
Araceli Velez
Early Education Administrators Honorary Scholarship
Garfield High School CSU Northridge
Isabel Villalpando Carson High School UC Irvine
(Byron) Lihan Zhao Wilson High School UC Berkeley
Orlanda Urbina East Valley Skills Center Los Angeles Valley College