Azusa Scholarship Program

In 1998, Azusa City Council member* and mayor pro-tem Joe Rocha approached Azusa Pacific University administrators and suggested the university establish a scholarship program aimed at attracting the best graduating seniors from Azusa and Gladstone high schools. The partnership between APU and Rocha resulted in the university launching the Nancy Moore/Celebrate Azusa Citizens Scholarship Program, which awards APU freshmen $5,000 scholarships. All recipients won accolades for their community-minded involvement and impressive academic records.

2011-12 Recipients
Seleni Alcantar
Emily Ayala
Linda Cornell
Maria Marin
Koral Valdez
Shasteen Velasquez
2010-11 Recipients
Marcela Aguilera
Adrianne Camacho
Analiese Camacho
Steven Mercato
Maira Nava
Lauren Ramirez
Sameer Sedam
Priscilla Ulloa
Stephanie Vasquez
2009-10 Recipients
Jenna Alvarado
Jessica Esparza
Luis Marin
Nathan Martinez
Marie Adelaide Millares
Ariana Paredes
Kimberly Rio
2008-09 Recipients
Christa Simpson
Sellika Velasquez
Cecilia Camarena
2007-08 Recipients
Florenz Asucan
Nathalie Martin del Campo
Jacob Scherf
Ahmed Sedam
Joshua Vergara
Kristina Wolford
2006-07 Recipients
Teresa Demara
Consuelo Machuca
Ever Valenciano
2005-06 Recipients
Ruby Carreon
Diana Perez Gutierrez
Josh Pollard
Naomi Spinella
2004-05 Recipients
Elizabeth Denny, Gladstone High School
Christopher Richards, Gladstone High School
Stephanie Roldan, Gladstone High School
Anna Simpson, Gladstone High School
Abigail Badillo
2003-04 Recipients
Valerie Arzate, Gladstone High School
Ilda Gaeta, Azusa High School
Andrea Garcia, Gladstone High School
Jessica Harris, Azusa High School
Timothy Wall, Gladstone High School
2002-03 Recipients
Caleb Badillo, Azusa High School
Elba Gomez, Azusa High School
Heather Mendoza, Gladstone High School
Kimberley Standley, Azusa High School
Trianne Castro, Azusa High School
2001-02 Recipients
Rosa Gaeta, Azusa High School
Monica Flores, Gladstone High School
Jessica Latier, Gladstone High School
2000-01 Recipients
Joseph Denny, Gladstone High School
Lidia Badillo, Azusa High School

In order to maintain the $5,000 renewable scholarships, recipients must maintain a 2.7 grade point average, take at least 12 units a semester, and devote 10 hours a week to community service.

If interested in applying for this scholarship program, please contact APU’s Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 1-800-TALK APU.

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