Samohi Scholarship Fund
The Ed Foundation is honored to manage the Samohi Scholarship Fund, which gives out approximately $184,227 in scholarships to approximately 200 graduating seniors every year. Samohi students are incredibly fortunate to be supported by a community of donors who want to assist in their future endeavors.
The Samohi Scholarship Fund is run by the Samohi Scholarship Committee, comprised of the three college counselors, current and former teachers, community members with a connection to Samohi. Each spring, seniors are invited to apply for a myriad of scholarships. At the end of each school year, there is a ceremony where scholarship funders can meet the student recipients.
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Read below about some of the scholarships you can support.
The Jimmy Bromberg Memorial Award was created to honor Jimmy Bromberg’s legacy. Jimmy, a 2004 graduate of Santa Monica High School, passed away from cancer in March of 2014. Jimmy was a kind and generous young man, as well as an excellent student and athlete. His desire to help others learn and succeed prompted him to become a teacher.
As a teacher at Santa Monica’s Lincoln Middle School (which Jimmy had attended), he taught a variety of courses including AVID, a program designed to assist students who would be the first in their family to attend college. Jimmy believed that everyone should have equal access to a quality education, which is a key reason he was so passionate about teaching.
Since 2014, the Bromberg family has selected 37 outstanding Santa Monica High School graduating seniors who are members of the AVID program to receive laptop computers for use in college. These students are attending or have graduated from California State Universities and University of California schools, as well as various private colleges. Their studies include science, math, teaching, business, English, nursing, counseling, and other subjects. One award winner is currently in medical school.
Student feedback reinforces that a computer is essential for a successful college career and that receiving one as an award alleviates a significant financial burden.
Your contribution will ensure that Jimmy’s family can continue to assist these outstanding students.
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