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Franklin High School Alumni Association Scholarships

Franklin Alumni Scholarship Committee Member

Barbara Mahoney

Franklin Alumni Scholarship Application

Class of 1935 established a scholarship in 2000. Initial funding came from one graduate and each year the class made additional donations. In 2005, at the request of members of the Class of 1935, FAA&F took over administration of the scholarship. Alumni are invited to donate to the scholarship fund as an option during our membership drive.

Recommendations for awards are made by the FAA&F Board. Checks are made to the school each student will attend. Awards are given out at the Awards Assembly in June.

2021 recipients:

  • Christina Nguyen
  • Belen Zemas
  • Amy Huang
  • Nina Wubu
  • Savannah Blackwell
  • Jenny Kwan
  • Arif Abdalla
  • Yadidya Kefale
  • Ashley Wiley
  • Thuy Truong
  • Fraol Bgale
  • Ejo Olyad
  • Olivia Blackshear

Amount: $2,000
Number of Awards: 1
Criteria: To be used to help fund a major or minor in music at an accredited institution. All applicaitons must have a music teacher recommendation.

Robert “Bud” Gilman (’35) worked as a jazz pianist, playing in a number of locations in Seattle as well as other parts of the country. In addition he worked as a middle school counselor. His sister Bonnie Rattner (’53) established the Gilman Scholarship fund in 2008 from his estate. “We both loved music, and we knew that it can be very difficult to make money as a musician and to get assistance to study. I wanted to establish this scholarship to recognize students choosing this field that gives so much joy to people,” stated Bonnie.

Gilman Scholarship Recipients

2014: Bill John Robancho

2013: Josh Valdez

2012: Danny Lee

2011 No awards

2010: Cedric P Thomas II

2009: Aaron Springer, Cameron Springer

2008: Michael Chan, Jonathan Dao, Steven Truong

Amount: $500 – $1,000
Number of Awards: 3-5
Criteria: Franklin senior with acceptance to an accredited post-secondary college, university, or professional/vocational program; Demonstration of significant financial need; Strong academic achievement, with a demonstrated ability to succeed in school; Demonstrated leadership and commitment to public and community service and advancing social sustainability; Extracurricular activities that demonstrate a commitment to service
Application Deadline: TBD Required Materials:

  • Application Questions
  • Essay
  • Transcripts
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation
  • (optional) FAFSA Student Aid Report

Ed Lee, ‘70 was inducted into the Franklin Hall of Fame in 2014. From his beginnings as a civil rights lawyer fighting for tenant housing rights to tackling issues related to education, sustainability, immigration, affordable housing, and LGBT rights as Mayor of the City of San Francisco, Ed dedicated his life to making a difference in his local community and ensuring everyone’s voice was heard and included. Following his unexpected death in 2017, his family established a scholarship in his name.

Edwin M. Lee Community Leadership Award Recipients

2021: Jenny Kwan and Gisele Masmela

2020: Cam Che, Sofia Nguyen, Danny Nguyen, Amy Pham, Kanoa Wong

Amount: $1,000
Number of Awards: 1
Criteria: Awarded to a senior who does behind-the-scenes work necessary to advance our school’s mission to create an increasingly peaceful and productive society. No application necessary. Students are nomiated and awarded by committe based on student, staff, and community input.

Rubina J. Manson-Sandlin, served the Franklin community as the head administrative assistant for over a decade. In June 2019, she passed away after a long battle with cancer and she will forever be missed. Rubina was a warm presence in the main office, treated everyone who came into the building with kindness and care, and worked tirelessly to keep the school community operating at a high level. In so many ways, she held Franklin together. To honor her life and the unique, invaluable contribution she made to Franklin, a scholarship was established in 2019.

Rubina J. Mason-Sadlin Award For Servant Leadership Recipients

2021: Emily Nguyen
2020: KanoaWong
2019: Selena Fermin

Amount: $1,000 (for 4 years)
Number of Awards: 2
Criteria: To help fund the study of science at an accredited institution. Each recipient will be eligible to receive $1000 a year over four years. Applicants must have established their intent to pursue studies in science, show financial need, and demonstrated altruistic behaviors and social responsibility within the Franklin High Community. There is no GPA requirement to apply, but for renewal, students must provide a college transcript showing minimum 3.2 GPA and enrollment in science classes.

This scholarship is funded by the money Biology teacher Mr. Richard Swartz received from his Aunt. The family chose to use the money toward Franklin students who desire to study science in some way. The Franklin Science Department Committee makes final decision on awardees. Questions? Contact FHS Science Head Dr. AJ Katzaroff

Richard Swarts Science Scholarship Recipients

2021: Dang Pham and Lidia Gebrewolde

2020: Yasin Chowdhury, Sofia Nguyen
2019: Kathleen Dumlao, Tam Ta
2018: Maria Gloria, Sheina Ha017: Christine Ha, Jasmine Woon

From the way we operate our business, to the work we perform with clients, Jacobs’ climate action plan details how we’ll continue to make a positive environmental, societal and economic difference for businesses, governments and communities around the world.

Chair and CEO Steve Demetrion

The Franklin Alumni Association and Foundation is proud to announce that Jacobs Engineering Group has reached out to the Franklin High School community by offering a graduating 2021–2022 senior a $3000 non-renewable scholarship. This is a diversity scholarship with a focus on African-American/Black students as well as disadvantaged students who qualify for the free and reduced lunch program.

Scholarship application requirements:        

  • Complete the attached scholarship application and requested materials by March 31, 2022.
  • Write and attach a 400 – 500 word personal statement describing your family and background, educational preparation to pursue a STEM major and future educational and career goals.
  • Write and attach your resume showing awards, honors, high school activities and clubs, community activities and/or employment, etc.
  • Attach an unofficial transcript showing a 2.8 minimum GPA.
  • Attach a letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor or community person.

Application deadline:

Submit all materials (and questions) to Herman Houston at by March 31, 2022.  Finalists will be interviewed by phone during the first two weeks of April. 

The awardee will be asked to write thank you letters to Jacobs Engineering Group and the Franklin Scholarship Committee.  A parent or guardian of the awardee will be asked to sign a Parental Release Form to allow their Student’s name and/or likeness to be used in promotional/recognition materials.

Good places to start a scholarship search

SPS Scholarship Bulletin

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Scholarships are a type or grant (monetary gift) for students use in paying for after high school training and college programs. Scholarships are available for students as early as Elementary and continue through Grad School. Federal and State programs provide over 46 billion dollars in student aid and private companies, community organizations, civic groups, foundations and religious organizations provide an additional 3 billion dollars in scholarships.

Find Scholarships

A comprehensive scholarship list can be found on Naviance (all SPS 6th-12th grade students have 24/7 access to Naviance) and the following websites.

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Are you aware of or sponsoring scholarships that are not on this list? Fill out our Scholarship Form to be added to Naviance.

11/15/2022 – Spinal Cord Scholarship

Amount: $2500
Deadline: November 15
Seniors only: Yes

For decades Swope, Rodante, P.A.’s team of personal injury lawyers have fought for justice on behalf of our clients, many of whom have spinal cord injuries and/or traumatic brain injuries. It has led us to sponsor the website as a way to provide information and resources to the SCI & TBI community.

Swope, Rodante P.A. is committed to rewarding those students who go out of their way to help others, it is our hope that upon completion of their education these students will continue giving back to the community. In support of these students Swope, Rodante P.A.awards $2,500 in higher education scholarships annually. If you or someone you know would like to be considered for a scholarship please read the information below and follow the application process.

SpinalCord Scholarship

11/30/2022 – Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards

Amount: $2000
Deadline: November 30
Seniors only: No

Learning Ally awards the top winners $6,000 each and special honors winners $2,000 each. All scholarship awardees must be capable and willing to publicly share their personal story and represent Learning Ally as a spokesperson and advocate at various local, virtual, and national events. Costs associated with these events will be covered by Learning Ally.


Learning Ally members who are high school seniors with learning disabilities.

Marion Huber Learning Through Listening Awards

12/02/2022 – National Space Club Scholarship

Amount: $15,000
Deadline: December 2
Seniors only: Yes

Since 2013, The National Space Club and Foundation has offered the opportunity for a student to give the keynote address at the National Space Club and Foundation’s annual Goddard Memorial Dinner, one of the space industry’s most prestigious gatherings. The student must intend to pursue a career in the Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields, be academically strong and excel in public speaking.

In addition to speaking at the Goddard Memorial Dinner, the individual selected will also receive a scholarship, in the amount of $15,000. This scholarship is awarded to a U.S. citizen and is open to seniors in High School through graduate students studying at an accredited educational institution in the United States, who has definite plans to pursue a career in the STEM fields.

National Space Club Scholarship

12/31/2022 – Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement Award

Amount:  up to $6000
Deadline: December 31
Seniors only: Yes

Awards ranging from $1,000 to $6,000 will be given to qualifying students who are blind or visually impaired.

Mary P. Oenslager Scholastic Achievement

12/31/2022 – Vocational Training HQ’s Scholarship

Amount:  $3000 annually
Deadline: December 31
Seniors only: Yes

Each year Vocational Training HQ’s Scholarship offers three scholarships to students attending universities, colleges, and other academic and non-academic institutions in the U.S.

We are proud to award $3,000 annually to qualifying applicants.

Every year we select three applicants based on their essay and award them first, second, and third place grants.

Vocational Training Scholarship

01/01/2023 – Engineers of the Future Scholarship

Amount: up to $40,000
Deadline: January 1, 2023
Seniors only: Yes

With the rise of technology in our modern world, the study of engineering has become more demanding. Those who are smart and passionate enough to enter the field may come to find that attending the best engineering institutions isn’t cheap.

That’s why we want to award one lucky student up to $40,000 to further their education in engineering. We believe that money shouldn’t stop someone from pursuing their dream and making the world a better place. Those who have the knowledge and skills to build a career in engineering should have an equal opportunity to do so, despite their current financial situation.