Scholarships

The Pearl Foundation partners with the Long Beach Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. to award 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 approximately $100,000 in scholarships since its inception.

2019 Scholarship Application

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Past 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)

Total amount awarded $60,000

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The Pearl Foundation, Inc.
PO Box 7073
Long Beach, CA 90807
info@thepearlfoundation.net