The application cycle for the 2018-19 academic year opens January 1, 2018.

Refer to the “Applicant FAQs” page for instructions on how to receive your 2nd, 3rd or 4th scholarship disbursement if you were awarded a multiple-year scholarship.

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ABOUT PEDROZZI SCHOLARSHIPS

  • Scholarships are available for Technical/Vocational, Community College, Undergraduate and Graduate studies.
  • Applicants are evaluated anonymously based on the combination of: responses to short essay prompts, school and community activities, work experience, reference responses and academic record.
  • 2018 Scholarship awards will be at least $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of 4 years, depending on type of scholarship.
  • Veterans Scholarships – Veterans who meet the eligibility requirements are encouraged to apply. Veterans Scholarships are awarded in all categories.
  • Opportunity Scholarships –  Applicants with demonstrated financial need are eligible for Opportunity Scholarships.  Opportunity Scholarships are awarded for Technical/Vocational, Community College, Undergraduate scholarships and will be at least $1,500 per year.
  • Principal Nomination Scholarship applicants are nominated by the principals from each of the four LVJUSD high schools.
  • Maximum scholarship eligibility is four years – see FAQs.

TIMELINE

  • Students create an account online starting Jan. 1, 2018
  • Students order transcripts – Transcripts DUE March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM
  • Students complete online application – Application DUE March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM, including two references.
  • Reference Questionnaires DUE March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM
  • Foundation sends notification letters to applicants by May 4, 2018

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

  • Eligible applicants
    • Must have either graduated from a Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District high school (Del Valle/Phoenix, Granada, Livermore or Vineyard) or
    • Have been a resident of Alameda County upon high school graduation and been accepted at St. Patrick’s Seminary & University.
  • Students applying for undergraduate or graduate scholarships must have a cumlative minimum GPA of 3.0. There is no minimum GPA requirement for community college or technical/vocational applicants.
  • Veterans Scholarships – U.S. Veterans are eligible to apply for the Veterans Scholarships in all categories (Community College, Technical Vocational, Undergraduate and Graduate Applications).
  • Opportunity Scholarships – Applicants who have a demonstrated financial need are eligible to apply for the Opportunity Scholarships in 3 categories (Community College, Technical Vocational, and Undergraduate Scholarships).
  • Qualified applicants are eligible no matter how long it has been since their high school graduation.
  • Maximum scholarship eligibility is four years. Community College, Technical/Vocational and Graduate students are eligible for a maximum of two years funding. Undergraduate applicants are eligible for a maximum of four years funding. For example, a community college student may receive two years funding and then reapply to receive 2 additional years of undergraduate funding. A student who has received four years of undergraduate funding would not be eligible to receive any graduate funding.

SPECIFIC FIELD OF STUDY

The majority of scholarships are funded through the endowment established by Mario Pedrozzi and are awarded to eligible students (see above) without regard to a specific field of study.  However, annually a number of scholarships are funded by generous community members and awarded to students who meet the above eligibility criteria and who are pursuing specific fields of study.   The 2018 Pedrozzi Scholarships include the following:

  • Charles Amirkhanian Music Scholarship ($5,000 undergraduate or graduate scholarship)
  • John Houghton Undergraduate Scholarship – STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering or Math ($10,000 undergraduate scholarship)
  • Ed Rundstrom Vocational Scholarship – ($2,000 vocational scholarship)

To be considered for the above scholarships, applicants simply need to indicate their field of study and intended major in the application and use the optional section of the application to share why they choose their field of study.

APPLYING FOR A PEDROZZI SCHOLARSHIP

  1. Complete online application by March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM for all scholarship categories, regardless of the start date of the institution.
  2. Submit official transcripts by March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM
  3. Request two reference questionnaires be submitted by March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM

Scholarship notifications will be sent by mail by early May, 2018.

Students who are awarded a scholarship for more than one year must maintain full-time status and a minimum GPA of 2.25, and complete the RENEWAL PROCEDURES prior to the disbursement of additional annual funds.

OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS & SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS

ALL OFFICIAL TRANSCRIPTS AND DOCUMENTS (except the Student Aid Report, if applicable) MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 5:00 PM PST March 1, 2018 IN ORDER FOR YOUR APPLICATION TO BE CONSIDERED.

IF APPLICANT IS NOT CURRENTLY ATTENDING HIGH SCHOOL, THE LVJUSD TRANSCRIPT MUST REFLECT GRADUATION.

TRANSCRIPT SUBMITTAL:

Official transcripts may be submitted electronically or by mail:

Electronic Submission: Using an official transcript service, such as Parchment, request that your transcript(s) be emailed to transcript@Pedrozzi.org. NOTE: Not all schools allow transcripts to be requested and submitted electronically. Depending on the service used, you need to allow 2-3 business days for your request to be processed.

Mail: Request that your official transcripts in a sealed envelope be sent to:

Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation
1141 Catalina Drive, #170
Livermore, CA 94550

REQUIRED TRANSCRIPTS and DOCUMENTS:

  • Community College Application
    • Official transcript from LVJUSD High School, including most recently completed trimester
    • Official transcript for any completed college level work (if applicable)
  • Undergraduate Application
    • Official transcript from LVJUSD High School, including most recently completed trimester, and reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Official transcript for any completed college level work (if applicable) reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Technical/Vocational School Application
    • Official transcript from LVJUSD High School, including most recently completed trimester
  • Graduate School Application
    • Official transcript from LVJUSD High School, including proof of graduation and reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Official transcript(s) for any completed college level coursework reflecting a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Veterans Scholarships
    • In addition to the applicable transcript(s), Veteran applicants must submit a Form DD 214
  • Opportunity Scholarships
    • In addition to submitting an official transcript(s), financial need will be determined by:
      • Answering relevant questions on the application and
      • Submitting your FAFSA or California Dream Act Student Aid Report (SAR) by March 8, 2018 – Please note that your application and references are due March 1, 2018.

IMPORTANT NOTE: To be eligible for the Opportunity Scholarships category, we must receive your SAR by March 8, 2018. FAFSA and CSAC cannot automatically send the Foundation a copy of your SAR – we do not have a school code. It is your responsibility to submit your SAR directly to the Foundation. If we do not receive your SAR by March 8, 2018, you will remain eligible for the scholarship you are applying for (Community College, Undergraduate or Technical-Vocational), but will NOT be considered in the Opportunity Scholarships category.

Your SAR cannot be submitted electronically.
Mail your SAR to:
Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation
1141 Catalina Drive, #170
Livermore, CA 94550

FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) Instructions

CA Dream Act Application Student Aid Report (SAR) Instructions

  • St. Patrick’s Seminary & University
    • Please contact Foundation office for requirements

PERSONAL REFERENCES

  • Two personal references are required as part of the application.
    One of which must be a teacher, counselor, administrator, staff or coach from your school, unless you have not been a student within the last 5 years.
  • Each reference must have an email address.
  • We would prefer that you not use any close relatives or friends as references.
  • Reference questionnaires must be submitted by March 1, 2018 by 5:00 PM.
  • It is the sole responsibility of the applicant to make sure that your reference has received, completed and returned the reference questionnaire to the Foundation by March 1, 2018.

DO NOT list someone as a reference unless you are sure that he/she will complete the Reference Questionnaire. References who do not respond will negatively affect your overall ranking for a scholarship award, but will not disqualify you.

DO NOT call the Pedrozzi Scholarship office to inquire about the status of the Reference Questionnaires. Instead, you will be able to check the status of your Reference Questionnaires at any time by logging into your Pedrozzi account and viewing the status of “Third Party Responses” on your home page. For further details, you can click “Edit Application” or “View Application” and scroll to the “Reference” section of your application.

Click here for further instructions for verifying reference status

NOTE: Verify you have provided the correct email address. School District and University email addresses are often protected with anti-spam software, resulting in the Reference Questionnaire emails not being received. Make sure your references check their spam/junk folders or else they might not complete the Questionnaire. The emails will show as from “Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation” with an email address of “Administrator@GrantInterface.com”.