“Being raised by a single mom, there was no way I could afford to attend Caltech without scholarship assistance. The generosity of people like the L.A. Philanthropic made all the difference.”
“I am studying Business Administration. Without the help of your scholarship, I would not have been able to afford to attend one of the finest universities in the country, and the place I now call home. Thank you for your help in continuing my education at a school that will allow me to fulfill my goals and aspirations.”
“I’m immensely grateful for the opportunities I’ve had here to challenge myself personally and academically. I’m so thankful to LAPF for making that possible.”
“…Thank you for your generosity and for providing the scholarship from your Foundation for the past three years…I have been able to continue my pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Thank you for making my experience everything I could ask for.”
“I thank God for the graciousness of scholarship donors like you. I could never have managed to attend Pepperdine without you. For LAPF’s generous gifts, and the kindness of the human spirit it represents, I will be forever grateful.”
Above: Graduation at California Institute of Technology
Inset: University of La Verne student Lance Perez-Gonzalez

Our Scholarships

The Los Angeles Philanthropic Foundation awards scholarship funds to ten outstanding private colleges and universities in Southern California.

A $2000 scholarship is awarded initially to students in their sophomore year and is renewable for junior and senior years provided that the student continues to meet scholarship criteria.

At certain schools designated by a donor, a $3000 scholarship, funded by a perpetual Legacy Gift, is awarded annually to the senior in our program with the highest grade point average.

LAPF scholarship recipients, who are selected by their schools, must meet the following criteria:

 The recipient must demonstrate a financial aid need of at least $2000 per year.
 The recipient must have attained and must continue to maintain a grade point average of 3.0.
 Any new recipient must be majoring in one of the following fields: Business, the Physical or Life Sciences, Mathematics or other Formal Science, or the Applied Sciences of Pre-Medicine, Nursing, Engineering or Computer Science.
 The recipient must be on an academic trajectory to complete a baccalaureate degree within five years of undergraduate study.
 The recipient must be involved in extra-curricular school activities and community service.
 The recipient must be a citizen of the United States and must uphold the values of the U.S. Constitution.