The El Monte Union High School District Student Scholarship Fund is a combined effort to support our students with their college endeavors. The contributors to the scholarship fund include but not limited to the El Monte Union High School District Administrators’ Association (DAA), El Monte Union Educators’ Association (EMUEA), EMUEA-Adult Education, Classified Management, Classified Confidential Employees, and the California School Employees’ Association, Chapter 11.
Scholarships are annually awarded to students at each of our comprehensive high schools, the continuation school, and adult school. 100% of the money raised goes directly to our district’s students. The year 2020, $21,000 was awarded to 51 deserving students. In the past 28 years, $339,700 has been awarded to 1,334 students. Each year we receive many letters from the recipients of the scholarships expressing their gratitude, such as those listed below.
Thank you for this opportunity in begin able to further advance level of education. This money will be used to help me as I contribute on to UCLA as a political science/public affairs major. Again, thank you for your gracious donations to us students.
Best regards, Kylee Ro, Arroyo High School C/O 2019
It’s an honor being recognized for all my accomplishments, especially since there is hundreds of students in the school. Thank you so much, means a lot.
Elizabeth Mondragon, Arroyo High School C/O 2019
As I applied for your scholarship, I asked myself why I was applying; I wanted to know if I was worthy enough to be awarded this prestigious award. The reality is that I, just like many people in El Monte High School, are not able to receive financial help from our families. Due to this matter, many students often choose an easier career or end up working right after high school instead of furthering their education. That was not the case for me, I knew that if I set out to earn the grades I wanted, then I wouldn’t have to worry so much about where the money might come from. I strive to be someone who is a role model and who had a positive outlook in this world. Without the help from your scholarship, I would not have been able to receive all the correct resources needed for my career. I would like to thank you personally for awarding me the scholarship that you have given to me. I know that I will continue to try my best and to earn a career that will give me a bright future. Thank you again for believing in me and for allowing me to future my education.
With love, Nataly Cardona, El Monte High School C/O 2019
Dear EMUHS Student Scholarship Fund Committee:
Thank you for the generous El Monte Union High School District Student Scholarship Fund Scholarship. I am very pleased and appreciative to learn that I was selected as one of the recipients of this scholarship award.
By awarding me the El Monte Union High School Student Scholarship Fund Scholarship, my financial burden has been greatly reduced, which allows me to focus on my studies and not worry about how I am to pay for my college tuition, and I am forever grateful for that. I hope that one day, I too will be able to help other students in need reach their goals in higher education through assisting them in the way that this award has assisted me. Once again, thank you very much for your generosity.
Sincerely, Ryan Luong, El Monte High School C/O 2019
Dean EMUHSD Student Scholarship Fund Committee:
Thank you for selecting me for the El Monte Union High School District Student Scholarship Fund Scholarship. I am very appreciative to learn that I was selected as one of the recipients. This scholarship will be greatly beneficial towards my financially situation, allowing me to attend my studies without worry.
I will be attending the University of California Berkeley studying psychology. A university I am grateful being accepted to and excited to attend. My career goal is to become a psychologist and also to contribute to mental health awareness in minority communities. I hope that when I grow older I would be able to provide a scholarship myself to help other high schoolers in my community. Thank you very much for your generosity.
Sincerely, Sammy Wu, El Monte High School C/O 2019
Dear EMUSHD Scholarship Committee,
I would like to thank you for bestowing this opportunity upon me. I am eternally grateful to have received this scholarship. This scholarship will go towards advancing my higher education by covering outside expenses such as textbooks. Once again, I want to thank you for your generosity.
Sincerely, Adilene Meza, Mountain View High School C/O 2019
I just want to start by saying thank you to the EMUHSD for supporting me throughout these last four years. I am very grateful for the continuing support even after I leave high school and begin college.
Sincerely, Ramon Hernandez, Mountain View High School C/O 2019
Thank you El Monte Union High School District for your generosity and kind act by awarding me this scholarship. I really appreciate the time you guys took to collect these funds to help many people aren’t fortunate to have this type of help and all I can say is it is a pleasure and a privilege to be award with something like this.
Vicente Gonzalez, Mountain View High School C/O 2019
Dear Employees of EMUHSD,
I am honored to be one of the recipients of the El Monte Union High School District Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support, makes it a little easier for me to pursue my career in college. Thank you for motivating me and helping me out with the scholarship. I would be the first person in my family to go to college and I know it would not be easy to accomplish. But I plan to do my best, complete all 4 years of college and finish my major/career. These kind of scholarships like this one are the ones that also motivate me to keep on going, feeling like I have earned it for my hard work and dedication towards school. Once again, thank you for the El Monte Union High School District Scholarship, helping me out not only financially but motivating me towards education.
Sincerely, Alejandro, El Monte High School Alumni C/O 2018
Dear Ms. Wolfe,
Thank you for the scholarship that I was awarded. After receiving the scholarship I have decided to use the money on textbooks at UC Irvine when I attend in Fall of 2018 and will be majoring in business. Once again, thank you for the scholarship. Coming from a low-income family the scholarship means a lot for my college career.
Sincerely, Janny, El Monte High School Alumni C/O 2018
Dear Employees of EMUHSD,
I am honored to be one of the recipients of the EMUHSD Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support, I am the first in my family to attend college. I will begin my undergraduate career as a freshman at UC Irvine. My plans at this stage are to complete a major in Business Economics. My educational pursuits would not be possible without your support. Thank you for enabling this opportunity!
Sincerely, Derrick, Mountain View High School Alumni C/O 2018
Dear Mrs. Wolfe and the EMUHSD Scholarship Committee,
I am writing to thank you for the $400 scholarship. I am very honored to have been chosen and thankful because of my high financial need. I am majoring in Mathematics for Teaching and will be attending the University of California, Los Angeles in the Fall. This money will greatly assist me on my path to college with all of the fees popping up. I am very grateful for any and all that assist me on my path.
Sincerely, Brent, Mountain View High School Alumni C/O 2018
Thank you for choosing me to be a recipient of this award! I am really thankful to have been chosen. College is expensive and there are costs that blindsided me, so this will help me in my transition from high school to college.
Thank you again, Jesalynne, Arroyo School Alumni C/O 2018
I don't have anything much to say, but all I can say is thank you for this award! I never thought that I would go this far to achieve something like this and gotta say, I'm really proud right now. With this, I now know that there is something that can be achieved, even if I thought it's not the case. So again, thank you for this scholarship and I'm honored to be one of the many to get this scholarship!
Lawrence, Arroyo School Alumni C/O 2018
Thank you so much for this amazing opportunity. I am planning to attend Whitter Collge in the fall. Even thought Whittier is pretty close, I am planning to dorm. With dorming, my tuition comes around $20,000. The $400 from this scholarship will all go towards my tuition. I am planning to major in the Theater and miner in Music, due to enjoying the choir and drama program at EMHS. One day I want to come back and maybe become a teacher. You have given me an amazing opportunity not just by giving me a scholarship but hiring amazing teachers.
Sincerely, Diana, El Monte High School Alumni C/O 2017
Dear EMUHSD Employees,
I am honored to be one of the recipients of the EMUHSD Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support I am one of the first in my family to attend college. I will begin my undergraduate career as a freshman a the University of California, Irvine. My plans at this stage are to complete a major in Computer Science. My educational pursuits would not be possible without the generous support from the District. Thank you for this opportunity!
Sincerely, Patrick, El Monte High School Alumni C/O 2017
Staff members who wish to donate or increase your current contribution to the EMUHSD Student Scholarship Fund can do so by contacting the principal's secretary at your site or the Payroll Department.
Those who would like to make a one-time donation can do so by contacting the El Monte Union High School District - Curriculum and Instruction Department (626) 444-9005 or by mailing a check to The El Monte Union High School District, 3537 Johnson Ave., El Monte, CA. 91731. Please make your check payable to: EMUHSD Student Scholarship Fund.
We thank all who contribute. Your generous gift can make a big difference in the lives of our students.