View highlights of the 2019 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."

Kindest Regards,
Ronald Chico

2018-2019 Scholar-Athlete Jahleel Holmes of Moreno Valley High School with family.

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Scholarships & 49th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet


Chris Rix, 2019 Banquet Keynote Speaker

2020-2021 Recipients

Brendan Davitt - Tournament of Roses Scholarship

Matthew Hernandez - Tournament of Roses Scholarship

Joshua Martinez - Tournament of Roses Scholarship

Andre Madonado - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

Nickolas Salgado - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

Gabriel Carrillo - National Football Foundation Scholarship

Matthew Guerrero - National Football Foundation Scholarship

Nathan Perez - National Football Foundation Scholarship

Donovan Zackery - National Football Foundation Scholarship

Click here for more information on the 2020-2021 Scholarship-Athletes Winners

2019-2020 Recipients

Cade Miller - Tournament of Roses Scholarship

Thomas McConnell - David M. Davis Scholarship

Click here for information on the 2018-2019 Scholarship-Athletes Winners

From Left to Right: Seth Rodriquez, St. Paul High School, Ivan Sanchez, Workman High School, Anna Park, CEO of Great Minds in STEM and Nicholas Aguayo, Glenn A. Wilson High School

Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter

"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

Scholar-Athlete, Andres Castellon (L) of Montebello High School with Gerald Freeny (R), Immediate Past President of Tournament of Roses

"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,
Anthony Camargo 


Jonathan Franklin (L), Community Relations, Los Angeles Rams and Scholar-Athlete Bruce Loyola (R) of South Hills High School
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter National Football Foundation 50th Anniversary

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.