July 9, 2024

Irvine Forward Foundation Awards $31K in Scholarships

The Irvine Forward Foundation awarded multiple 2024 scholarships totaling $31,000 to area students.

IRVINE FORWARD FOUNDATION COMMUNITY SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to graduating seniors attending a high school in Irvine with a 3.5 or higher GPA and taking the lead by serving the Irvine community.

2024 Recipient:

  • Abigail Shih, Woodbridge High School

IRVINE FORWARD FOUNDATION STEAM SCHOLARSHIP, sponsored by Chevron, is awarded to graduating seniors who are Irvine residents or attending a high school in Irvine with a 3.2 or higher GPA and intending to major in an academic field of science, technology, engineering, arts, or math. has made a predominant contribution toward the STEAM scholarship.

2024 Recipients:

  • Jiwon Jeong, Irvine High School
  • Ananya Karthikeyan, University High School 
  • Edward Jacob Mendoza, Woodbridge High School

JOHN COLVIN MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to students who have been accepted to or are enrolled in a four-year degree program at an accredited university or college located anywhere in Southern California. Eligible students must have a 3.0 GPA or higher, a demonstrated commitment to a fitness lifestyle, and an objective of contributing to the health and economic vitality of Irvine and California.

2024 Recipients:

  • Ador Athuai, Concordia University Irvine, MBA Sports Business
  • Emily Littlefield, Concordia University Irvine, Sports Business

COL. THOMAS U. WALL SCHOLARSHIP is awarded to U.S. military veterans, children or grandchildren of a U.S. Military veteran pursuing a career path in science, business, or law enforcement at Irvine Valley College, with a demonstrated financial need and a high school or college G.P.A.of 2.5 or higher.

2024 Recipients:

  • Teanna Gonsalves, Irvine Valley College
  • Patricia Sheppard, Irvine Valley College
  • Salma Castillo De La Torre, Irvine Valley College

The Irvine Forward Foundation is a non-profit organization focused on supporting and promoting education through a variety of scholarships for Irvine students. Since it was established by the Greater Irvine Chamber in 2019, the Irvine Forward Foundation has awarded more than $160,000 in scholarships to area students.

The Irvine Forward Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, was established to support educational achievement through scholarships, career readiness programs, and community engagement. Contributions may be tax-deductible (Tax ID: 20-4160663).

For information about the scholarships and supporting the work of the foundation, contact Greater Irvine Chamber Executive Vice President and Irvine Forward Foundation Executive Director Jessica Welch, ACE, IOM.

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