2021 Friends of Open School Alumni College Scholarship Recipients

This year we pulled off the second Friends of Open School Alumni College Scholarship. The Open School community is so close, and this connection spans far beyond the years when students are actually at Open School. We were so excited to have 14 alumni apply and to be able to send all fourteen off to college with a special gift. 

Over the past two weeks we had the joy of honoring three Open School Alumni, each with $500 scholarships for college. In these trying times, especially for graduates, it was such an honor to celebrate a few alumni and wish them well in their future endeavors. 

The scholarship recipients are:

Trinity Haywood (LACES) will be attending UCLA
Brad Lee (Larchmont Charter) will be attending Boston College
Heiarii Gurion (John Marshall) will be attending UC Davis

Initially our goal was to honor two alumni. However, with the direct donations of a few members of our Open School Family, we were able to give a third scholarship. A special thank you to all of our generous donors.

Also, an additional thank you to all in our community who were a part of our Scholarship Committee, either reading applications or delivering scholarship checks. The input of these wonderful volunteers have kept this new tradition alive. A resounding thank you to: Lillian Alba, Denise Benjamin, Imani Blackwell, Cathy Furer, Matthew Hoffman, Berta Howard, Shachar Lavi, Tracey Maye, Shawna Mills and Matt Wall. 

As the African Proverb reminds us, "It take a village to raise a child." I am so thankful to be a part of this Open School village.

In partnership,


Expiration Date: 
Sep 28