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Scholarship Program

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Mission: "Every child has a dream. Petaluma Educational Foundation creates community partnerships to fulfill these dreams. We believe in them. We empower them. We invest in their future."

PEF Scholarship Program

The Class of 2017 PEF Scholarship Application period is now CLOSED.

Please check back frequently for updates, new scholarship opportunities and announcements! 

The Petaluma Educational Foundation is honored to manage 63 scholarships for donors who provide the Foundation with clear criteria for selecting recipients. In 2016, we awarded over $208,300 to seniors graduating from all Petaluma area high schools, bringing the total to over $2,954,393 awarded since the program’s inception in 1990.

The PEF Scholarship program provides financial awards acknowledging a variety of student accomplishments. Scholarships are given to those attending 4-year colleges, community colleges and vocational programs. Our scholarship application is available to view throughout the year with an annual update at the start of the calendar year. The PEF Scholarship Awards Reception takes place late spring.

Our NEW ONLINE APPLICATION PROCESS for all PEF Scholarships is available by clicking here enabling students to review individual criteria and learn more about the history of the scholarships being awarded.  The online scholarship application portal closed for this year on January 25, 2017.

Complete list of current PEF Managed Scholarships:

Alan J. Pounds Memorial Scholarship
Alphabet Soup Thrift Store800
Arnie Dado Memorial Scholarship
Athleta Scholarship
Baldwin, McGaughey & Co. CPA Scholarship
Bruce Sharrow Music Memorial ScholarshipBug Under Glass
Butch Milliron Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Captain John Siembieda Memorial Scholarship
Carmen Scott-Fry Scholarship
Carol Brandner/ ROP Occupations with Children Scholarship
Clarence and Rosilda Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Cleveland-U’ren Teen Mother Scholarship
Collins Fund for English Language Learners Scholarship
Cristian Arango Memorial Scholarship
Dan Caletti Memorial Scholarship
Danielle G. Mendez Memorial Scholarship
Darren K. Hansen Memorial Scholarship
Dave & Karen Siembieda Family Scholarship
Ed Grossi Memorial Automotive Scholarship
Edwin Kelsey Memorial Scholarship
Ellin Trueblood Scholarship
First Presbyterian Church Alternative Education Scholarship
Francis Casella Wildlife Management Scholarship
Gene Benedetti Memorial Scholarship
Grant Elementary School Alumni Scholarship
Harry Kimball Memorial Scholarship
Heather Campbell Sports Medicine
Henris Family Scholarship
Hillcrest Dental Group
Jim Pacciorini Memorial Scholarship
John & Andrea Barella Vocational Scholarships
John and Elrose Lounibos Scholarship
John Ramatici Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Rotary Club of Petaluma
Kim and Bill Jensen – Valley Vista Scholarship
Kiwanis Community Service Scholarship
Lanker-McHugh Scholarship
Larry Johnson Scholarship
Lift Off Scholarship
MacIlvain Academic Honor Roll Scholarship
MacIlvain Family Scholarship
Max Cerini Memorial Scholarship
Maxwell and Doris Decker RN Scholarship
Niels and Amalia Scott Scholarship
Pat Doherty Memorial Scholarship
Pat Steidl Memorial Scholarship
Paul DiGirolamo Memorial Scholarship for Community Service
Peg King & Jeremy King Real Estate Scholarship
Petaluma Orthodontics Science Scholarship
Petaluma Area Veterinary Scholarship
Petaluma Copperfield’s Scholarship
Petaluma Hamilton Masonic Lodge Scholarship
Petaluma High School FFA Ag Boosters Scholarship
Petaluma Wildlife Museum Scholarship
Roger Humphres Scholarship for Military Families
Rotary Club of Petaluma Scholarship
Sarah Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship
Terry C. Smith Memorial Scholarship
The Sweet Zone Scholarship
Torkelson & Associates CPA’s LLP
Trevor Smith Memorial Scholarship
Trey Atkin Memorial Scholarship
Val Richman/Mentor Me Petaluma Scholarship
Valley Vista PTA/ Nancy Smith Scholarship
Victor L. DeCarli Family Scholarship

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