"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."
Congratulations to following scholar-athletes who were awarded at the 2018-2019 banquet:
Andres Castellon - Tournament of Roses Scholarship
Kenneth Collins - Tournament of Roses Scholarship
Weilang Zhang - Tournament of Roses Scholarship
Bruce Loyola - Los Angeles Rams/Deacon Jones Scholarship
Jordan Trice - Jim Brownfield Scholarship
Martin Chang - Dave Davis Scholarship
Nicholas Aguayo - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship
Seth Rodriquez - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship
Ivan Sanchez - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship
Adam Camargo - NFF Chapter Scholarship/Glenn Martinez
Connor Genal - NFF Chapter Scholarship
Jacob Lang - NFF Chapter Scholarship
Cristobal Perez - NFF Chapter Scholarship/Bob Boyd
John Woodhouse - NFF Chapter Scholarship
Scholarships & 49th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet
Chris Rix, 2019 Banquet Keynote Speaker
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.
Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter
View highlights of the 2019 Awards Banquet
"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
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.
In order to qualify for a scholarship, student-athletes must meet this criteria: