Scholarship Program

Investing in the Future - Saddleback College Scholarships

Read Alexis Petrovich's inspiring story, told at the 2012 Saddleback College Scholarship Ceremony. You can watch a video of her moving speech here

Excitement fills the air as each new semester begins.  Students come to Saddleback College knowing that they are on their way to creating a more successful and fulfilling future.  They register for classes, buy their books and supplies, get acquainted with the campus and locate their classrooms.  Dreams of transferring to a four year institution or gaining the skills they need to further their careers are formed. 

With all of this excitement come many concerns: Am I going to be successful in my classes?  How am I going to balance college and my other responsibilities?  Will I be able to enroll in the classes I need to graduate? And the biggest one – how am I going to pay for college?  With 24% of our student population (approximately 5,000 individuals) qualifying for financial aid - and thousands more who are not eligible for aid but struggle to make ends meet, this is a serious question that many must ask.  Fortunately, generous donors have helped many of these students succeed.

In 2013, nearly 200 donors contributed almost $510,000 in scholarship dollars to 326 students.  It was a record breaking year for Saddleback College Foundation, but there was still a tremendous amount of unmet need. In 2014, the record broke again, with over $720,000 awarded to 405 students. We will soon update this page with photos from the scholarship ceremony 2015.

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Edna Vaughan and Sandy Sweetland from the Rose Society of Saddleback Mountain, with the winners of the Rose Society scholarship, Jade Orr and Kristen Wernick, at the 2015 Ceremony

 

 

 

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Dr. Tod Burnett, and Jim Leach from the Saddleback College Foundation award Derek Duesler from the San Clemente Men's Golf Club, with their award for Donor of the Year. 

 

 

 

 

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Student Sara Joy Muniz, Sue and Bill Gross Scholarship, stands with her fellow scholarship recipients.

 

 

 

 

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Don Greenspan, donor of the year, recieves his plaque for his support and particularly his gifts establishing an endowed scholarship, the Julienne Callahan Greenspan Endowment for the Arts.