St Francis Scholarship Outreach Fund

What is the St Francis Outreach Scholarship Fund?

Founded in 1999, St Francis Scholarship fund supports students both financially and through one-on-one mentoring:

  • What courses and tests to take
  • Filling in application forms
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Financial awards
  • Encouragement through difficult times
  • Continued support to find financial aid
  • Being a listening ear, and provision of independent advice

Our first candidate graduated in 2008, and we’ve just graduated our eighth candidate this summer.

Who are Our Students?

Eight of our students have graduated from college and have benefited from our mentoring help, as well as financial assistance.  Lorena (Pepperdine University), Angelina (UC Santa Barbara), Chris (Cal State Monterey Bay), Clauzette (Cal State Northridge, Alejandra (UC Davis), Richard (UCLA), Elishebah (Cal State Long Beach), Jocelyn (UCLA).
We currently have six in school right now, Jenny Gomez (Cal State Northridge-senior), Noelle (LMU-senior), Katherine (Cal State Bakersfield-senior), Adriana (Cal State Long Beach-junior), Jackeline (El Camino College-sophomore), and Veronica (Pierce College-freshman).  In addition, we have given a total of 9 one time scholarships in the amount of $1,000.


What are we up to now?

We earn most of our money through Designs for Dining, our entertaining and popular fundraiser.  We are already making plans for next year’s event –  Friday, March 2, 2018. Details to follow.

We welcome any parishioner who would like to be a part of this unique outreach ministry. We welcome your comments and inquiries.

For any questions, please contact our Co-Chairs, Cheryl Gutierrez, and Robin Pano.  Phone numbers are available from the church office.

How do we Raise Money – and How Can you Help?

The major fund-raiser for the program is our annual “Designs for Dining” event each Spring.

Other important funding comes from grocery store card contributions including Ralphs, Vons/Pavilions and also e-Scrip.
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How do I Donate for free via Grocery Store Cards?