"First of all, we want to thank you and the Jim Brownfield Memorial scholarship donor for the great opportunity you gave our son Andrew Lopez. It was a proud experience for all of us to have been part of the National Football Foundation Awards. Andrew and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts for the generous scholarship. He applied it towards the school and it was a blessing. The scholarship was a big help for Andrew. He is doing very well at The University of San Diego and enjoying his first year in college. He is also doing well in sports. We are very proud of our son.
The National Football Foundation is a great program. Thank you, Tony Ortega for all your volunteer work and dedication to the program."
Ana and Alex Lopez
View highlights of the 2022 Awards Banquet
Keynote speaker: Mason Bryant, former Monrovia High School Scholar-Athlete.
Scholarships & 52nd Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet
The Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation honors student-athletes from the following schools: Alhambra, Arcadia, Arroyo, Azusa, Baldwin Park, Bassett, Bell Gardens, Bishop Amat, Blair, Bonita, California, Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary, Charter Oak, Claremont, Covina, Damien, Diamond Bar, Diamond Ranch, Don Bosco, Duarte, El Monte, El Rancho, Gabrielino, Ganesha, Garey, Gladstone, Glen A. Wilson, Glendora, John Muir, La Canada, La Puente, La Salle, Los Altos, Maranatha, Mark Keppel, Marshall Fundamental, Monrovia, Montebello, Mountain View, Nogales, Northview, Pasadena, Pasadena Poly, Pioneer, Pomona, Rio Hondo Prep, Rosemead, Rowland, Salesian, San Dimas, San Gabriel, San Marino, Santa Fe, Schurr, Sierra Vista, South El Monte, South Hills, South Pasadena, St. Francis, St. Paul, Temple City, Walnut, Webb, West Covina, Whittier and Workman.
"As a coach, I have always marveled at athletes who excel in the classroom and achieve greatness on the football field. The amount of dedication that is required is daunting and remarkable. Having an event such as your shows these scholar-athletes that their achievements are worth support, acknowledgment, and celebration.
As I watched my son receive his award, I could see that he was overjoyed as we all were. His accomplishments are just starting to show now but this was an important milestone in his life.
As we left we were all on cloud nine and are grateful for the generous gift given to Domenico.
As his father I would like to thank you from the bottom of my heart."
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter
Almansor Court, site of the 2022 Banquet
"My name is Anthony Camargo and I received a scholarship from the NFF in 2015.
Since the last time we may have spoken, I graduated from Harvard in 2019 and have spent the last two years as a Doctor’s Assistant, working extremely close with a prominent surgeon in the greater Boston area.
I wanted to express my sincere appreciation for the scholarship I received from the Pasadena Tournament of Roses that helped me graduate from Harvard with zero debt. Having the opportunity to play college football, pursue a future in medicine and still graduate with zero debt was a dream come true and one that would not have been achieved without your support.
Your scholarship inspires me to continue my hard work and become a successful surgeon in the future. I hope to be in a position to give back and sponsor future student athletes so that their hard work is also rewarded and that they have the chance to use the scholarship money to graduate higher level education without debt.
Again, I would like to express my sincere gratitude for your support in helping me reach this point in my life."
I wish you all the best,
In order to qualify for a scholarship, student-athletes must meet this criteria:
Each year the Pasadena/San Gabriel Valley chapter of the National Football Foundation reviews submissions from 68 public area schools who participate in our chapter’s awards. Scholarships are available to athletes attending public or private schools bordering St. Francis to the Northwest; Bell Gardens to the Southwest; Claremont to the Northeast and Cal High to the Southeast.
Isaiah Dunn - Tournament of Roses Scholarship
Dylan Bell - Tournament of Roses Scholarship
Vincent Farrar - Tournament of Roses Scholarship
Anthony Bonilla - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship
Jesse Carmona - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship
Dayon Diaz - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship
Jack Adkins - National Football Foundation Scholarship
Joseph Gonzalez - National Football Foundation Scholarship
Manuel Espitia - National Football Foundation Scholarship
Matthias Olson - National Football Foundation Scholarship