Scholarship Eligibility and Application Process
Graduating seniors of the Patterson Joint Unified School District (PJUSD) who are eligible are notified by their counselors. If seniors have questions about their eligibility, they should contact their school counselor.
Seniors must graduate with a cumulative GPA of not less than 2.5 to be considered for a scholarship. The amount of the scholarships will be determined within the following categories: 3.5 GPA or better, 3.0 to 3.49 GPA and 2.5 to 2.99 GPA.
Applicants will compete within the category they are eligible for only, and scholarships will be awarded within each category depending on the amount of money available each year. The number of awards within each category may vary, but all categories will be funded. The awards committee will review the applications on an anonymous basis.
You must attend a post-secondary school within two years of your graduating year, and be registered for a full time schedule of classes at an accredited institution. Full Time is defined as 12 units or more for this Scholarship.
The awarding of the scholarships and the amount awarded is the sole responsibility of the PRIDE Awards Committee. The amount of the awards will depend on the money available and the number of applicants. The amount of the PRIDE scholarships will be from $250 to $2000. The PRIDE Board reserves the right to adjust these amounts. These are one-time scholarships and are not guaranteed to all eligible applicants.
The applications are given to our P.R.I.D.E. Scholarship Screening committee, which consists of six to eight members. This committee is made up of P.R.I.D.E. board members and teachers from the school district. The committee will review the applications on an anonymous basis. For this reason, use only your Student ID number where indicated. Do not use any identifying names other than on the student information form.
If you are selected to receive a scholarship, you will be notified as soon as possible after the end of April. Scholarships will be awarded at the PRIDE Awards Ceremony in the spring. The date will be posted on the Patterson High Website. You must attend, or notify us ahead of time if someone will be there to accept your award.
The Pride Scholarship Application can be accessed online from the PHS Website.
Complete the entire application packet. The information must be typed, not handwritten.
The Senior Counselor will attach your transcript to your completed application.
The scholarship packet and transcripts must be returned to the Your Academic Counselor in the PHS Counseling Office.
All parts of the application must be submitted as one package.
The packets must be received no later than 3:00 p.m. on the Deadline Date listed on the PHS website with the application link. Check your information sheet, and with your counselor. Contact your academic counselor with any questions.
VIRTUAL AWARDS CEREMONY 2020
The pageantry and communal celebration may not have been in the cards for the PRIDE scholarship awards this year due to COVID-19, but despite the challenges, the organization was successful in giving out $80,000 in over 100 scholarships to local students who are advancing to higher education.
PRIDE scholarship organization President Kathryn Whitney explained that it was critical that local students were honored, especially given the context of the senior class of 2020’s high school tenure abrupt ending.
“It was so important. We felt that this class of 2020 missed so many of the milestones in their senior year. I felt for them. We all felt for them,” Whitney said.
Due to restrictions on gatherings, the organization was unable to hold the typical ceremony that Patterson residents have been accustomed to seeing. On Monday, June 29, the organization posted a video to their Facebook thanking contributors and commending students for their hard work before reading the list of scholarship recipients for the class of 2020.
PRIDE relied on local donations from businesses and service members to help fundraise for the scholarships this year. Usually, the organization would hold events to help fundraise for local standout academics. Whitney thanked those who donated and was very thankful for the help during what is a trying time for everyone.
Whitney shared that despite the challenges, the restrictions on gatherings may present for the organization’s ability to fundraise and present awards for next year that the program will continue to provide scholarships regardless. The organization is looking at virtual options as a substitute for what would normally be in-person fundraising events this fall. She was confident that the organization would continue to honor Patterson graduates with the help of strong support.
“PRIDE will continue on. We have the support of the community, businesses, and service organizations,” Whitney said. “There is no doubt PRIDE will continue next year.”
PRIDE has been awarding scholarships to Patterson students since 2002. With local support, the organization has no intention of breaking that streak.
Scholarship Award Recipients 2020:
PRIDE Scholarship Fund – Carla Contreras-$1500, Ashtyn Scheuller-$1400, Payton Quintero-$1100, Cheyenne Meza-$1100, Ricardo Jimenez-$1100, Guadalupe Gonzalez-$1000, Abbigail Maese-$1000, Bernadette Maese-$1000, Kimberly Garcia-$1000, Aniyah Thomas-$1000, Dawn Ikezue-$1000, Taylor Stotts-$900, Memphis Loza-$900, Sujude Zahra-$900, Jennifer Perez-$900, Melissa Murillo-$700, Sheila Medina-$700, Aiya Cledoro-$700, Dominik Gutierrez Morales-$600, Carli Medina-$600, Junior Cruz Mercado-$600, Jordan Patterson-$600, Alejandra Murillo Contreras-$600, Obadiah Godbolt-$600, Alexander Alvarez-$500, Jovana Camberos-$500, Izaac Ruiz-$500, Michael Trudrung-$500, Justin Torrison-$500, Alejandra Murillo Contreras-$500, Osmara Osorio-$400, Yesney Mendez Calderon-$300, Kateren Toledo-$200, Maricela Vargas-$200, Britney Garcia-$200, Mikaela Sanchez Findanque-$150, Daneca Huerta Torres-$100, Jazmine Perez-$100,
Apricot Fiesta Chris Bingham Memorial Scholarship-Hamera Shabbir-$500
Apricot Fiesta Kitty Lambert Memorial Scholarship-Jacinda Hernandiz-$500
Apricot Fiesta Molly-Sue Buchanan Memorial Scholarship-Shaila Chowdaury-$500
Betty Carlson Memorial Scholarship-Ariana Camacho Gallegos-$1500
Bingham Family Memorial Scholarship-Adrian Ornelas-$2000
Bob and Linda Days Memorial Scholarship-Daneca Huerta Torres-$250
Boyarsky Family Memorial Scholarship-Lauren Lee-$1000
Bryan DeGroot Memorial Scholarship-Mikaela Sanchez Findanque-$850
Bunny Drew Memorial Scholarship-Britney Garcia-$250
Burta Herger Memorial Scholarship-Yesny Mendez Calderon-$600, Kimberly Garcia-$400, Tatyana Lewis-$400, Stephanie Camarillo-$400, Freshta Aziz-$400, Linda Tamayo-$400, Lois Lopez-$400, Aniyah Thomas-$400, Dawn Ikezue-$400, Shaila Chowdaury-$400, Hamera Shabbir-$300, Jacinda Hernandiz-$200, Flor Neri-$100, Jovana Camberos-$100, Izaac Ruiz-$100,
Chuck and Martha Thompson Memorial Scholarship-Flor Neri-$500
Del Mar Farms Scholarship-Angeline Dauz-$1000
Faith Logistics-Nelesone Le’i-$1000
Frank Herger Memorial Scholarship-Emily Maciel Rodriguez-$1000
Friends of the Library Marilynne Allen Memorial Scholarship-Alondra Venegas-$600, Jessica Trans-$500
Gridiron John Barbaste Memorial Scholarship-Obadiah Godbolt-$500
Irrigation Design and Construction Scholarship-Kahyla Brambila-$500
Joel Ramiez Memorial Scholarship-Amirah Okitukunda-$1500, Natalie Villanueva-$1500
Maddy Houk Memorial Scholarship-Shaila Chowdaury-$1000,
Mario Ielmini Memorial Scholarship- Hamera Shabbir-$1000, Jacinda Hernandiz-$1000, Flor Neri-$1000, Jovana Camberos-$1000, Izaac Ruiz-$1000
Mathematical Association of Patterson Scholarship-Dominik Gutierrez Morales-$500
Moms Club of Patterson Scholarship-Delihla Garcia-$800, Isaiah Gallegos-$700
Mr. and Mrs. Shig Yamamoto Memorial Scholarship-Kateren Toledo-$500, Maricela Vargas-$500
Oak Valley Community Bank Scholarship-Isaiah Gallegos-$500
Patterson Association of Teachers Scholarship-Charlotte Jones-$500
Patterson Education Foundation Scholarship-Jasmin Tello Esparza-$500
Patterson Garden Club Scholarship-Jessica Waybright-$1500, Gianna Groves-$1500, Kahlya Brambila-$800, Alexander Alvarez-$700
Patterson Historical Barnstormers Scholarship-Cassandra Gracia-$400
Patterson Lions Club Scholarship-Melissa Murillo-$500, Osmara Osorio-$400, Angeline Dauz-$300, Grant Kelly-$800
Patterson Masonic Lodge Scholarship-Jazmine Perez-$800, Charlotte Jones-$700
Patterson Rotary Club Scholarship- Cassandra Gracia-$900, Carli Medina-$500, Junior Cruz Mercado-$500, Abbigail Naranjo-$300, Bernadette Maese-$300
Patterson Study Club Scholarship-Daneca Huerta Torres-$250
PJUSD Management Team Scholarship-Sheila Medina-$500, Aiya Cledoro-$500
Preceptor Xi Phi Scholarship-Aaaron Botkin-$800, Jasmin Tello Esparza-$700
Rotary Rick Schiltz Memorial-Tatyana Lewis-$1000
Ruth McKenry Memorial Scholarship-Jessica Trans-$1000
Soroptomist International Scholarship-Michael Trudrung-$700, Justin Torrison-$700, Neleson Le’i-$100
The Westside Theatre Scholarship-Britney Garcia-$250
Thompson Chevrolet Scholarship-Jordan Patterson-$500
PRIDE Chris Bingham Memorial Scholarship-Freshta Aziz-$1000
Courtney and Ian Mahaffey Scholarship-Grant Kelly-$500
PRIDE Jolan Schut Memorial Scholarship-Stephanie Camarillo-$1000
PRIDE Marilynne Allen Memorial Scholarship-Linda Tamayo-$1000
PRIDE Sam Cuellar Memorial Scholarship-Lois Lopez-$1000