Scholarship Program

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Mission: "Every child has a dream. Petaluma Educational Foundation creates community partnerships to fulfill these dreams. We believe in them. We empower them. We invest in their future."

Congratulations to the Class of 2020!
On behalf of our generous donors and sponsors, PEF is proud to present 226 students from the Class of 2020 a total of 351 awards totaling $226,575 from 74 PEF managed scholarship funds.

Due to COVID-19 the annual scholarship reception has been canceled. Students were notified of their awards via regular mail. Please click here to meet them and hear how the scholarships are supporting their continued educational opportunities.

Click the link directly below to view the complete list with student names and scholarship criteria:

2020 PEF Scholarship Recipients

The Petaluma Educational Foundation is honored to manage 74 scholarship funds. Through the support of our donors, PEF has awarded seniors graduating from all seven Petaluma area high schools, a total of $3,802,969 awarded since the program’s inception in 1990.

The PEF Scholarship program provides financial awards acknowledging a variety of student accomplishments. Scholarships are given to those attending 4-year colleges, community colleges, and vocational programs. Our new online scholarship application portal opens in November each year with applications due in early Spring.  The PEF Scholarship Awards Reception takes place late spring.

2020 PEF Scholarship Funds/Awards:

Alan J. Pounds Memorial Scholarship
Alice Guglielmetti Agricultural Scholarship
Alphabet Soup Thrift Store
Baldwin, McGaughey & Co. CPA Scholarship
Bruce Sharrow Music Memorial Scholarship
Bug Under Glass Scholarship
Butch Milliron Memorial Athletic Scholarship
Captain John Siembieda Memorial Scholarship
Carmen Scott-Fry Scholarship
Carol Brandner/ ROP Occupations with Children Scholarship
Clarence and Rosilda Rogers Memorial Scholarship
Collins Fund for English Language Learners Scholarship
Community Achievement Awards
Cristian Arango Memorial Scholarship
Dan Caletti Memorial Scholarship
Danielle G. Mendez Memorial Scholarship
Darren K. Hansen Memorial Scholarship
Dr. Raymond A. Ramos & Associates Pediatric Dentistry Scholarship
Ed Grossi Memorial Automotive Scholarship
Edwin Kelsey Memorial Scholarship
Ellin Trueblood Scholarship
Fabulous Women Martha Domont Scholarship
Francis Casella Wildlife Management Scholarship
Frank Lynch Memorial Scholarship
GC Micro Corporation Scholarship
Gary Ravani Memorial Scholarship
Gene Benedetti Memorial Scholarship
Grant Elementary School Alumni Scholarship
Harry Kimball Memorial Scholarship
Henris Family Scholarship
Hillcrest Dental Group
Jack Overton Memorial Scholarship
Jeanie Heaslet McNear Educational Scholarship
Jim Pacciorini Memorial Scholarship
John & Andrea Barella Vocational Scholarships
John and Elrose Lounibos Scholarship
John Ramatici Memorial Scholarship sponsored by Rotary Club of Petaluma
Kim and Bill Jensen – Valley Vista Scholarship
Kiwanis Club of Petaluma Community Service Scholarship
Lanker-McHugh Scholarship
Larry Johnson Scholarship
Lift Off Scholarship
MacIlvain Academic Honor Roll Scholarship
MacIlvain Family Scholarship
Max Cerini Memorial Scholarship
Maxwell and Doris Decker RN Scholarship
Niels and Amalia Scott Scholarship
Pat Doherty Memorial Scholarship
Pat Steidl Memorial Scholarship
Paul DiGirolamo Memorial Scholarship for Community Service
Peg King & Jeremy King Real Estate Scholarship
Petaluma Active 20-30 Club Scholarship
Petaluma Area Veterinary Scholarship
Petaluma Chapter of the North Bay Association of Realtors
Petaluma Copperfield’s Scholarship
Petaluma Firefighters Local #1415 Scholarship
Petaluma Girls Softball Association Sean O’Keefe Memorial Scholarship
Petaluma High School FFA Ag Boosters Scholarship
Petaluma Orthodontics Science Scholarship
Petaluma Wildlife Museum Scholarship
Robert Garibaldi Memorial Scholarship
Roger Humphres Scholarship for Military Families
Rotary Club of Petaluma Scholarship
Sarah Wadsworth Memorial Scholarship
Seymour M. Brody Memorial Scholarship
Silverberg Family Scholarship
Terry C. Smith Memorial Scholarship
Torkelson & Associates CPA’s LLP
Trevor Smith Memorial Scholarship
Trey Atkin Memorial Scholarship
U’ren Family Scholarship
Valley Vista PTA/ Nancy Smith Scholarship
Victor L. DeCarli Family Scholarship

Additional scholarships may be added throughout the year.  Please visit our application portal at for the most current list of PEF Scholarship Funds available to students.

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