Foothill Family’s Jeanne & Mike Beckman Educational Scholarship provides funds to further the higher education pursuits of deserving Foothill Family clients, former clients, or their parent/guardian seeking financial assistance. The scholarship will award up to $2,000 to one or more students each academic year and is renewable on an annual basis should the recipient maintain excellent academic standing at the institution of his/her enrollment.

Award Criteria:

  • Recipients must be accepted to or enrolled in an accredited institution or vocational training program in order to be eligible for the award.
  • Applicants for the scholarship must substantiate financial need or personal hardship and demonstrate academic or professional promise and perseverance.
  • Funds may be utilized for a variety of academic underwriting such as tuition, fees, or campus room and board and must be paid directly to the institution.

This scholarship is funded by the Michael and Jeanne Beckman Educational Fund, which was established in 2017 as an endowment by the Beckman Family in support of individuals who believe that education is a crucial step toward a brighter future.

Application Deadlines and Information:

  • Applications with two (2) supporting statements must be submitted by July 1, 2024.
  • Letter of recommendation must be received by July 1, 2024.
  • Award decisions will be made by July 31, 2024.

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PERSONAL Information: (* indicates required field)
How are you connected to Foothill Family?
Parent/guardian of current or former client.

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These funds will go toward

1. Please attach a short personal statement (300-500 words) about yourself, your individual or family circumstances contributing to your need for financial assistance, and your aspirations for your future (It must be a PDF file.)

Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.

2. Essay: Please submit an essay (400-600 words) answering one of the prompts below:

• Tell us about an experience from your own life and explain how it has influenced your development and aspirations.

• Describe your short-term and long-term goals and why you want to pursue higher education or this specific vocational training.

• Discuss a special attribute or accomplishment that you feel sets you apart from other applicants.

Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 10 MB.
Letter of Recommendation

One letter of recommendation is required. Letters may be from your case manager, a teacher, school administrator, or professional supervisor or advisor and must be mailed directly to Foothill Family from that person.

Letters should be sent to:

Foothill Family
ATTN: Beckman Scholarship – (YOUR LAST NAME)
2500 E. Foothill Boulevard, Suite 300, Pasadena, CA 91107

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Questions? Please contact the Development Department at or (626) 993-3636.