Q What do I need to do to receive the 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of my scholarship disbursement?
A: In order to receive 2nd, 3rd or 4th year installments of a multiple year award, you must do the following:
- Login to your Pedrozzi Account (click on “Pedrozzi Scholar Login” at the top of this page).
- Complete and submit your Scholarship Continuation Form by July 10.
- Submit you transcript by July 10. Instructions for submitting your transcript are found on your Scholarship Continuation Form.
- Your transcript must reflect full-time enrollment (12 units for undergraduate or graduate recipient or 9 units for community collage recipients) and a cumlative minimum 2.25 GPA. Contact the office to discuss options if you do not meet these requirements.
Q If I was previously denied for a scholarship, may I reapply?
A: Yes, we encourage you to do so as the scholarship dollars available and applicant pool can vary from year to year.
Q If I was previously awarded a scholarship may I reapply?
A: Perhaps. 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.
Q Do I need to submit an official high school transcript if I am already in college or applying for a Graduate scholarship?
A: Yes, applicants must submit an official high school transcript reflecting graduation from a Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District high school, as being a graduate from an LVJUSD high school is a scholarship requirement. Learn more here.
Q How can I check if the Pedrozzi Foundation received my official transcript(s)?
A: You may check to see if your official transcripts have been received by logging into your Pedrozzi online account and clicking into your Pedrozzi scholarship application. Your transcript(s) will be uploaded to the section “Official Transcript Upload – Staff Access Only”. There is a delay between when you order your transcript, when it is processed by your school, and when it is received and processed by the Pedrozzi Foundation. We recommend ordering your transcript by Feb. 16th to allow time for processing.
Q How can I check if my references filled out the Reference Questionaire?
A: 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. It will show “0/2”, “1/2”, or “2/2”. The status “2/2” means both references have submitted their Reference Questionaire. For further details, you can click “Edit Application” or “View Application” and scroll to the “Reference” section of your application. Do not call the Pedrozzi office to inquire about reference status; instead, utilize this option.
Q I might be attending a community college or I might be attending a four-year college. Can I fill out both a Community College Application and an Undergraduate Application?
A: No. You can only apply in one category per year. Think about which school you are more likely to attend and fill out that application.
Q Can I apply for a scholarship if I didn’t graduate from a Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District high school?
A: It is very unlikely. In his will, Mario Pedrozzi identified two specific groups of eligible students as recipients of his generosity – graduates of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District and seminarians at St. Patrick’s Seminary in Menlo Park, CA, who were residents of Alameda County upon their high school graduation.
Q What is the minimum GPA required to maintain my scholarship in future years?
A: If you were awarded a multiple year scholarship, you must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.25 to receive scholarship disbursements in the 2nd, 3rd or 4th years. By July 10 of each year, you must submit your transcript reflecting a minimum 2.25 GPA. Refer to FAQ on receiving future scholarship disbursements for more information. If your GPA drops below 2.25, contact the office to discuss options.
Q When will I find out if I was awarded a scholarship?
A: All applicants who submitted an application, whether awarded a scholarship or not, will be contacted by the Pedrozzi Foundation in early May. The Foundation will send all information via email, so regularly checking your email is important.
Q Will my Pedrozzi Scholarship affect any other financial aid I might receive?
A: Perhaps, we recommend that you research the requirements associated with any financial aid offers you may receive. Graduate students, in particular, should investigate the effect of our scholarship on grants, stipends or any other form of aide you might be receiving. If you are receiving a full fellowship, you should contact the Foundation office immediately (email@example.com) to make specific arrangements for your disbursement(s).
Q I am planning on attending a technical/vocational school with a non-traditional school year and fee schedule, how will scholarship payments be disbursed?
A: Technical/Vocational scholarship disbursements are handled on a case-by-case basis. For questions, please contact the Foundation office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Q Would a leave of absence or entry deferral affect my scholarship?
A: If you need to take a leave of absence or entry deferral, you must contact the Foundation Office as soon as possible (email@example.com). These situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Failure to notify the Foundation in a timely manner may result in the forfeiture of your scholarship.
Q If I change schools, will my scholarship follow?
A: Perhaps, you must contact the Foundation Office as soon as possible (firstname.lastname@example.org). These situations will be handled on a case-by-case basis. Failure to notify the Foundation in a timely manner may result in the forfeiture of your scholarship.
Q How do I update my contact information?
A: As a scholarship recipient, you are required to provide us with current school information, your email address and your cell phone number. Provide any updates of that information by logging into your Pedrozzi Account by clicking on Pedrozzi Scholar Login on the top of this page.
Q How do I send my official transcripts to the Pedrozzi Foundation?
A: 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
Q How do I send my Student Aid Report to the Pedrozzi Foundation?
A: Your SAR will be submitted by you within your Pedrozzi scholarship application. You must download a PDF version of your SAR and then upload it. To locate and download your SAR, read through the instructions below.
FAFSA Student Aid Report (SAR) Instructions
CA Dream Act Application Student Aid Report (SAR) Instructions