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Gift of Education

Mario Pedrozzi, a Swiss immigrant who from humble beginnings achieved financial success, gave the Livermore community a wonderful gift. Upon his death, he left almost all of his assets to the community to establish the Mario Pedrozzi Scholarship Foundation. The Foundation website notes that he envisioned that his wealth could provide a means for students [...]

The World of Pedrozzi Scholars

Our scholars have attended colleges, universities, and vocational schools of various types across the world. Check out our where our scholars have studied from the charts and map below.       View full screen map Click the flag to view the school name. An animated view of where Pedrozzi Scholars have attended college.

Apprenticeship Tool Scholarship Available

The Pedrozzi Foundation is expanding its support of students pursuing career training through a strategic partnership with ABC NorCal, Associated Builders and Contractor, Northern California Chapter, by offering tool scholarships to participants in ABC’s Apprenticeship Training Program. Through its federally and state approved apprenticeship program, ABC NorCal provides training in carpentry, construction craft laborer, electrical, [...]

Pedrozzi Foundation & LVJUSD Partnership

Philomena Rambo, Director of Community Engagement, shares why the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District recognized its strong partnership with the Pedrozzi Foundation at an Oct. 2017 School Board meeting. "We are very grateful this evening to be recognizing the Pedrozzi Foundation.  They are steadfast partner and have offered our students tremendous opportunities that are [...]

Pedrozzi Young Scholars & Oreos

Sixteen Pedrozzi Young Scholars did more than eat Oreos during a recent visit to Las Positas College (LPC). The 6th and 7th grade students received hands on public speaking tips from members of  Talk Hawks - LPC's award winning Forensic Team. Talk Hawks Isaiah, Milla and Angela along with team coach Janet Brehe Johnson lead [...]

Pedrozzi Foundation Sponsors PSAT

All sophomores in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District (LVJUSD) will take the Preliminary Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) on October 11, 2017. The PSAT prepares students for the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), required by many colleges and universities prior to admission, and it generates information that guides students to enroll in rigorous courses while [...]

2017 Music in the Orchard

  Mark your calendar for the last Thursdays of June, July, August and September for the popular Music in the Orchard Concert Series returning for the fifth year to the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort & Spa. Bring a blanket or lawn chair and relax under the olive trees of Livermore's finest resort at 4549 Cross [...]

$408,500 in Scholarships Awarded

  The Pedrozzi Foundation recently awarded $408,500 in scholarships to 112 local students. The 2017 Pedrozzi Scholars include community college, undergraduate and graduate students, eighteen percent of whom are the first in their families to attend college. These motivated and well-rounded students will be studying throughout California and across the country in the fall. Additional [...]

2017 Recognition Event Photos

The community celebrated our 2017 scholarship recipients at our Recognition Event. Family and friends gathered to honor the scholars' achievements and show support for their future endeavors. Congratulations once again to these outstanding scholars! Click to see all 2017 Recognition Event Photos

Pedrozzi Young Scholars Program Launched

Saray, Trish and Cesar helped create elephant toothpaste during a recent visit to the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) Discovery Center, experiencing first hand what a chemical catalyst does.  Creating toothpaste was one of a number of science experiments the three sixth-graders, along with other former Marylin Avenue Elementary School alum, participated in while being entertained [...]

Pedrozzi Scholars Open Their Hearts

Pedrozzi Scholars Natalie Palomo, Sarah Bettencourt and Diamond Wesley,  all Las Positas College (LPC) students, recently packed hundreds of lunches for local students through Open Heart Kitchen's Weekend Box Lunch Program.  The three young women, all Pedrozzi Scholarship recipients, began their college careers at LPC and plan to transfer to complete bachelor degrees. Pedrozzi Scholars Volunteer at [...]

GHS Library Full for FAFSA Workshop

The library at Granada High School was full Jan. 25, 2017 as students and parents received hands-on-help from financial aid professionals and trained volunteers to complete and submit their FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application. This was the second year that the Pedrozzi Foundation sponsored a FAFSA Completion Workshop. Livermore Mayor John Marchand stopped by [...]

Young Scholars Recognized

The Pedrozzi Foundation expanded its partnership with the school district by supporting Principal Alberto Solorzano's efforts to create a college-bound culture among students and families at Marylin Avenue Elementary School, whose student population has a low percentage of parents who earned college degrees. To help create such a culture, the foundation invited eight fifth-grade Principal Honor Roll students to be [...]

$437,000 in Scholarships Awarded

The Pedrozzi Foundation recently awarded $437,000 in scholarships to 114 local students. The 2016 Pedrozzi Scholars include community college, vocational school, undergraduate and graduate students, twenty-one percent of whom are the first in their families to attend college. Included in the group are students transferring from Las Positas College to universities to complete their bachelor [...]

Pedrozzi PSAT Initiative Helps Close Achievement Gap

The PSAT Initiative, a partnership between the Pedrozzi Foundation and the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, is contributing to more students enrolling in college level,  Advanced Placement (AP) courses while in high school.  Due to the initiative, all 10th grade students in the LVJUSD take the Practice Scholastic Aptitude Test (PSAT) which allows district staff to identify students who [...]