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Kim Cupps Memorial STEM Scholarship Fund Established

A scholarship fund has been established in memory of Kim Cupps and in honor of her long career at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in the Computing Directorate. Cupps passed away in June 2019 following a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Cupps was born and raised in Livermore, and after graduating from Granada High School in [...]

2020 Scholarship Applications Due March 2

The 2020 Pedrozzi Scholarship applications are open. Livermore students pursuing college and career training are encouraged to apply. At least 100 scholarships will be awarded this year to help defray the costs of attending vocational training programs, community colleges, colleges and universities. Eligible applicants must be graduates of the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District, [...]

High School Seniors – Submit the FAFSA or CADAA now

Besides applying for college or a vocational training program and enjoying senior year activities, all high school seniors should apply for financial aid to help fund their post high school pursuits. 85% of students have a chance of receiving some kind of financial aid. 92% of applicants from low-income households receive grant money, which never [...]

Blanche Embick Pontau Scholarship Established

Longtime Livermore residents Donna and Art Pontau have established community college scholarship to be awarded annually in honor of Blanche Embick Pontau, Art’s mother. Blanche Embick was born and raised in Philadelphia during the Great Depression; her family struggled financially. Blanche grew up resilient and was among the first women to enlist in the U.S. [...]

Bill Geyer Memorial Scholarship Established

The Rotarian Foundation of Livermore has established a scholarship fund through the Pedrozzi Foundation to honor community-minded and beloved Livermore resident Bill Geyer. Born in Pennsylvania into a military family, Geyer spent his youth traveling the world. He met his wife, Dianna, while his father was stationed in Japan. In 1977, the couple opened Livermore [...]

Seventh Music in the Orchard Concert Series a Success

The seventh annual Music in the Orchard summer concert series was a huge success and, the Pedrozzi Foundation is grateful to the Purple Orchid Wine Country Resort and Spa, Nottingham Cellars, and Posada on Wheels for naming the Foundation as a continued beneficiary of the enjoyable outdoor concerts. The Foundation was established by Livermore businessman [...]

Pedrozzi Continuous Achievement Scholarship (PCAS) Eligibility

Current community college students are eligible to receive up to two scholarships simultaneously from the Pedrozzi Foundation: a Pedrozzi Community College Scholarship (PCCS) and a Pedrozzi Continuous Achievement Scholarship (PCAS). Recipients for both scholarships are selected from the Pedrozzi Community College applicants pool; only one application needs to be completed. Applications from all Pedrozzi Community [...]

Pedrozzi Continuous Achievement Scholarship Endowed

Livermore residents Bryan Balazs and Lori Souza have generously donated $100,000 to the Pedrozzi Foundation to endow a scholarship. “One of the important things we've learned from the work of the Pedrozzi Foundation is that community college students often struggle to complete their educational goals to earn a degree or complete their certificate or transfer [...]

Bryan Balazs and Lori Souza Endow Scholarship

We love being a part of the Livermore community, and this connection means much more than simply residing here. We strongly believe that our commitment to the community is strengthened through our involvement with the many wonderful civic, educational, and cultural organizations that Livermore has to offer. Through working with these organizations, we have a [...]

Independent Praises Mario Pedrozzi’s Gift of Education

The February 26th edition of The Independent praised Mario Pedrozzi's 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 [...]

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, [...]

Alan and Mary Burnham Fund Vocational Scholarships

Francis "Buzz" Burnham In honor of Alan's father, Francis "Buzz" Burnham, Livermore residents Alan and Mary Burnham are funding multiple Francis Burnham Vocational Scholarships. Buzz was a longtime vocational training advocate. He taught industrial arts, vocational training and adult education and was active in the Iowa Vocational Industrial Clubs or America, now SkillsUSA. [...]