Senior Scholarships


Congratulations to the 5 graduating seniors selected to receive the 2021 PTSA Distinguished Service Scholarships:
Lindsey Hirano
Ismael Khan
Maureen (Molly) Parker
Louisa Petrillo
Madeleine Yoo

And to the winner of the 1st District PTA Membership Incentive Award:
Lauren Jones

Graduating from SPHS in 2022? 
Consider applying for these scholarships.

Seniors must be members of the SPHS PTSA in order to apply for these scholarships. You can join hereTo check if you are a current member,
contact PTSA Membership Chair: Yuen Chung.

Questions? Contact Senior Scholarship Chair Katie Clark.

California State PTA offers Graduating High School Senior Scholarships in the amount of $500.00 each to acknowledge the achievements of high school seniors for volunteer service in the school and community.

  • $500 Volunteer Service Scholarship
    This scholarship recognizes graduating seniors for their volunteer service in schools and communities, allowing them to register for courses at accredited colleges, universities, trade or technical schools. Applicants must be PTA members graduating from a California high school between January 1 and June 30 of the current academic year.
  • $500 Dr. Ralph E. White Graduating Senior Scholarship
    Honoring the volunteer and public-service legacy of Dr. Ralph E. White and his wife, Eleanor, this additional scholarship provides $500 each to two successful applicants of the Volunteer Service Scholarship who intend to pursue a career in a medical field.

Applications due: TBA

Please click here for more information.

The First District PTA Commemorative Scholarship Fund was established to commemorate First District PTA volunteers who were long-time, dedicated child advocates and whose tireless efforts contributed greatly to the benefit of students, parents, and schools within the geographic area of First District PTA.

Commemorative scholarships in the amount of $750 each are awarded to acknowledge graduating high school students who have achievements, service and involvement in the following areas:


Copies of the 2021 application documents for reference only are available here:
Scholarship Instructions
Scholarship Application
Reference Form

Applications due: TBD

Applications must include completed application form, transcript, completed reference form with letter of recommendation, and copy of student’s signed current PTA membership card to SPHS PTSA Senior Scholarship Chair Katie Clark . If you have questions, please contact Katie Clark. Please do NOT contact First District.

The South Pasadena High School PTSA will award 5 Distinguished Service Scholarships in the amount of $500 each to recognize graduating seniors who are current PTA members for outstanding service and involvement with their community and school.

  • Eligibility. This Distinguished Service Scholarships focuses on volunteer service in the school and community and does not have a grade point average restriction or a transcript requirement. The applicant must be a graduating senior and a current PTSA member. There are no restrictions on how the award money can be spent.
  • Selection. A committee of SPHS PTSA members will select recipients. Distinguished Service Scholarships will be presented at the Senior Awards Night, date to be published.

2021 Application for reference only is available here

Applications due: TBD

In addition, you can check the high school website here for information on other scholarships.