Scholarships

The Pearl Foundation awards scholarships to college bound students within the Long Beach, Carson, Compton, San Pedro and Wilmington communities. The Pearl Foundation has awarded scholarships for more than four decades to college bound students, and has awarded over 90,000 in scholarships since its inception.

Scholarship Recipients

2011

  • Karla Tytus
  • Fatia Wright
  • Daniel Ceasar
  • Frank Williams

2012

  • Ekko O. Hendrix
  • Danielle Taavasti
  • Deborah Berry
  • Ashley Lipkins Scott
  • Sukari Smith

2013

  • PF granted $5,700 to TAO for scholarship awards.  (Recipients not listed)

2014

  • Joseph McConico (Kendrick Endowment)
  • PF granted $3,000 to TAO for scholarship awards(Recipients not listed)

2015

  • Gerrel Sayle –(Kendrick Endowment)
  • Mahogany C. Smith-Christopher (Beryl Brooks)
  • Leonora Thompson
  • PF granted TAO $5,000 for scholarship awards (Recipients not listed)

2016

  • Marcus Smith (1st recipient of Renewable/Continuing Scholarship)
  • Edward Macon
  • Kara A. Mfume (Kendrick Endowment)

2017

  • Asia Ricks
  • Kiara Khalid
  • Moniece Johnson
  • Leigha Onwu (1st year of Renewable/Continuing Scholarship)
  • Melani Cleveland
  • Keriah Mitchell
  • Trinity Hood
  • Lanise Washington (Kendrick Endowment)
  • Marcus Smith (2nd year of Renewable/Continuing Scholarship)

HBCU Scholarship Recipients

  • Emma Ngula
  • Ogechuckwu Okpala
  • Kathy Rosales

2018

  • Marcus Smith (3rd year of Renewable/Continuing Scholarship)
  • Jerica Watson
  • Ashley Onyenachi (Kendrick Endowment)
  • Leigha Onwu (2nd year of Renewable/Continuing Scholarship)

2019

  • Nathalie Boadi (Pearl Award Renewable)
  • Daryn Rockett (Kendrick Endowment)

2020

  • Aniah Cutler (Kendrick Endowment)
  • Crystal Anderson (Pearl Award Scholarship)
  • Aaron Lorenzana (Pearl Award Renewable)

Book Grant Scholarships

  • Anthony Scott
  • Autumn Watts
  • Prudence Oniha
  • Sanaii Ellis
  • Isahia Sampson

2021

  • Nia Gordon (Kendric Endowment)
  • Harmony Holloway (Pearl Award Scholarship)
  • Treasure Joiner (Pearl Award Renewable)

Book Grant Scholarships

  • Chandler Blackwell
  • Chrislyn Brandon
  • Devin Hemmans
  • Rilei Johnson
  • Steve Soto Trujillo