Pasadena / San Gabriel Valley Chapter

Dr. Gary Cruz (L), Director of Academic Affairs and Dr. Juan Rivera (R), Vice Chair of Great Minds in STEM with Scholar-Athlete Jacob Hernandez of Arroyo High School


"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

2017-2018 Scholar-Athlete Warren Bryan (middle) pictured here with (from left) brother, Will (2014 Scholar-Athlete); mother, Cynthia and father Will. Warren will be attending the Air Force Academy.


Scholarships & 48th Annual Scholar-Athlete Awards Banquet

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In order to qualify for a scholarship, student-athletes must meet this criteria:

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.

"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 2018 Awards Banquet

Jonathan Franklin (L), Community Relations, Los Angeles Rams and Scholar-Athlete Jonathan Stephens (R) of John Muir High School
Gerald Freeny, Tournament of Roses and Scholar-Athlete, Louis Farrar of Charter Oaks High School

2017-2018 Recipients

Congratulations to following scholar-athletes who were awarded at the 2017-2018 banquet:

Louis Farrar - Tournament of Roses Scholarship

Manlai Tsgot-Erdene - Tournament of Roses Scholarship

Jonathan Stephens - Los Angeles Rams/Deacon Jones Scholarship

Bryce Wooldridge - Jim Brownfield Scholarship

Justin Bowman - Dave Davis Scholarship

Michael Chase - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

Jacob Hernandez - Great Minds in STEM Scholarship

Nathan Dang - NFF Chapter Scholarship

Leo Gonzalez - NFF Chapter Scholarship

Christopher Lam - NFF Chapter Scholarship

Jorge Ledesma - NFF Chapter Scholarship

Samuel Lee - NFF Chapter Scholarship

Isac Velasquez - NFF Chapter Scholarship

Click here for more information on the 2017-2018 Scholarship-Athletes Winners


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.