Clay Felicitas Memorial Scholarship

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As a leading scholarship provider in Livermore, the Pedrozzi Foundation has awarded $5.6M in scholarships since 2008.  The Foundation, which values all educational and career pursuits, helps defray the costs of attending vocational training programs, community colleges, and universities.

This year one of the many scholarships awarded will be in honor of Clay Felicitas, a long time Livermore resident and beloved community member. Clay has left a lasting impression on the Livermore community in many ways, including through his 18 years of work with at risk students in the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District. Clay also worked with the Livermore Police Department as a chaplain for many years. Clay was beloved by his family and by his community. Clay passed away in April of 2022 after a long battle with cancer. The Clay Felicitas Memorial Scholarship has been generously funded by an anonymous community member in honor of Mr. Felicitas’ service to the Livermore community.

Students of all ages who are graduating or have graduated from the Livermore Valley Joint Unified School District are eligible to apply for Pedrozzi Scholarships. Granada High School senior, Lukas Stifter, was awarded the 2022 Clay Felicitas Memorial Scholarship.  Lukas is a three-sport athlete at Granada and served as ASB Rally Commissioner.  He plans to become a paramedic and firefighter and began his training and service with the Livermore Pleasanton Fire Explore and Contra Costa County Search and Rescue Programs.  Lukas will start his college journey at Las Positas College in Livermore in the fall.

Besides searching for scholarships, the Foundation encourages all high school seniors to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application to access all federal, state and school aid for which they are eligible.  Learn why and how to apply for financial aid here.

The 2022 scholarship awards will be at least $1,000 per year up to a maximum of 4 years. A past recipient shared, “I work a minimum wage job. My $4,000 Pedrozzi Scholarship allows me to spend more time studying and less time working.”

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