Sandra Pearson Award: Student of Courage

For graduating seniors from Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School who demonstrate evidence of courage and strength of character and who have served as an inspiration to peers.

Scholarship Amount

Up to $1,200

Number of Scholarships

Up to 2

Background

The Sandra Pearson Award: Student of Courage Fund is for a graduating senior from Palo Alto High School or Gunn High School who demonstrates integrity and inspirational leadership and plans to attend college.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current graduating senior of Palo Alto High School or Gunn High School planning to enroll in college
  • Demonstrated evidence of courage, strength of character, and of serving as an inspiration to peers. The ideal candidate may have shown courage by speaking out for what is right in the face of dissent
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • United States resident

Contact

Palo Alto High School students should contact Sandra Cernobori at scernobori@pausd.org or at 650.329.3813. Gunn High School students should contact Leighton Lang at llang@pausd.org or 650.354.8219.