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."

The Online Application portal is now
Closed for this Academic Year.

Scholarship recipients were awarded a total of $219,150 at the annual PEF Scholarship Reception on April 10, 2019. It was an amazing night celebrating the members of the Class of 2019 and honoring our incredible donors who make these awards possible!

Click the link below to view the complete program with student names and scholarship criteria:

2019 PEF Scholarship Recipients

The Petaluma Educational Foundation is honored to manage 66 scholarships for donors who provide the Foundation with clear criteria for selecting recipients. Through the support of our donors, PEF has awarded   seniors graduating from all seven Petaluma area high schools, a total of $3,576,394 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 new online scholarship application portal opens in November each year with applications due in early Spring.  The PEF Scholarship Awards Reception takes place late spring.

PEF Managed Scholarships awarded in 2018-2019:


AAUW Connie Mahoney CAA Scholarship
Alan J. Pounds Memorial Scholarship
Alice Guglielmetti Agricultural Scholarship
Alphabet Soup Thrift Store
Arnie Dado Memorial Scholarship
Baldwin, McGaughey & Co. CPA Scholarship
Bruce Sharrow Music Memorial Scholarship
Bug Under Glass Scholarship
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
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
Ed Grossi Memorial Automotive Scholarship
Edwin Kelsey Memorial Scholarship
Ellin Trueblood Scholarship
First Presbyterian Church Alternative Education Scholarship
Francis Casella Wildlife Management Scholarship
Gary Ravani Memorial 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 Club of Petaluma 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 Active 20-30 Club Scholarship
Petaluma Area Veterinary Scholarship
Petaluma Chapter of the North Bay Association of Realtors
Petaluma Copperfield’s Scholarship
Petaluma Firefighters Local #1415 Scholarship
Petaluma Hamilton Masonic Lodge Scholarship
Petaluma High School FFA Ag Boosters Scholarship
Petaluma Orthodontics Science Scholarship
Petaluma Wildlife Museum Scholarship
Robert Garibaldi Memorial 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
U’ren Family Scholarship
Valley Vista PTA/ Nancy Smith Scholarship
Victor L. DeCarli Family Scholarship

Additional scholarships may be added throughout the year.  Please visit our application portal at for the most current list of PEF Scholarship Funds available to students.

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