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Ruth Valentine Returning Student Scholarship Award


Tue., March 18 - Tue., April 15, 2014




Women in Action

Ruth Valentine Returning Student Scholarship Award

Women in Action established the Returning Student Award in 1996, in honor of their deceased founding member Ruth Valentine. Ruth had a deep interest in working parents who made the decision to pursue their own development despite severe obstacles. The award is presented annually to under-represented working parents raising children who have chosen a career path and are enrolled at Pasadena City College or the Community Education Center, spring, 2014.

Candidates must meet all of the following requirements:

1. Working parent raising children.

2. Currently enrolled in Pasadena City College or the Community Skills Center.

3. Have been in attendance for no less than one year.

4. Maintaining a 2.0 or better grade point average. 

5. Write an essay demonstrating her personal efforts to redirect his/her life which includes career goals. 

Download The Women in Action, Ruth Valentine Scholarship Award application here, or pick it up at the Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid, L-114.

Applicants can submit the application to The Office of Scholarships & Financial Aid or send it to:

PO Box 90992

Pasadena, CA 91109-0992

Deadline:  Tuesday, April 15. Applications will be picked up at 5 p.m. from L-114 and the PO Box. Late applications will not be considered.

The amount of the award; $1,000. Winners may be asked to attend a scholarship award luncheon.