Antonio Aguilar, class of 2015.


"The Scholarship of the Sciences and Ash & Gary Scholarships have provided me with the opportunity to pursue a computer science degree at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Without these scholarships, my very underprivileged family simply wouldn't have the funds to send me to college. These scholarships have given me a future to be excited and happy about. "

Daisy Orduna, class of 2016.


"Hello, I am Daisy Orduna—a former senior from Los Angeles High school, who was given the amazing opportunity to receive a scholarship. I'd like to say thank you so so much for this, I cried tears of joy when I found out I was being awarded. I feel truly blessed! I will be attending UCSB this fall! I have my schedule and I am set to go in September."

Yoojin Jung, class of 2014.


"I'm Yoojin Jung a chemical engineering student at UCSD and I was awarded the Cole Scholarship in 2014. This scholarship means a lot to me. It has benefited me financially; but more than that, it shows me that there are people out there, other than my family and friends, who genuinely care about the betterment of my future."

Betty Njenga, class of 2009.


"I am one of the beneficiaries of the Marshall and Ellen Cole Jewish Philanthropic Foundation scholarship. I was awarded this scholarship in 2009 as I was graduating from high school. I went to U.C. Berkeley where I majored in Economics and graduated in 2013. After graduating I worked in the Bay Area and applied to medical school. Now I am a student at the University of Southern California Keck School of Medicine pursuing a dual degree in M.D/M.P.H.

This generous scholarship is what made my post-high school education possible. It covered the cost of transportation, fees, books and supplies. I would not have been able to graduate college or go to medical school without it. Thank you for all the contributions made to Los Angeles High School!"

Melissa Perez, class of 2016.


"It is an honor to call myself an "alumni" from the first high school in Los Angeles because of its historic background. To then receive a scholarship from this school fired my engine and increased the confidence I needed to start my first year of college at the UC Berkeley."

Dennis Ojogho, class of 2012.

"Dennis Ojogho, a proud child of Nigerian immigrants, was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. Dennis is passionate about helping to advance social justice in the United States, including inequities in education, economic justice, mass incarceration, and voter disenfranchisement. For as long as he can remember, Dennis always seemed to have a book in his hands, which helped him develop his lifelong passion for writing early in his life. He sold his first piece of literature at the tender age of 10, having written and illustrated a short story based on his favorite video game characters. He's been writing ever since. He wrote for his school newspapers at Hollenbeck Middle School and Los Angeles Senior High School, serving as Editor-in-Chief of the latter during his senior year after helping to revive the publication. At Harvard College, Dennis was a member of The Harvard Crimson editorial board, writing op-eds with a focus on social justice, politics, and race. In his spare time, Dennis loves to play basketball, read about U.S. history, and hang out with his family. In 2016, Dennis graduated from Harvard College with an A.B. in Government and began working as a youth organizer in South Los Angeles."

Jeanelle Lopez, class of 2016.


“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for selecting me as one the recipients of the Harrison Trust Scholarship. Thanks to your generous support, I will be attending UC Santa Cruz in the fall. Being a recipient of this scholarship has motivated me to follow my desires and pursue a career in medicine. I look forward to being able to give back to the community once I begin my career. I would once again like to thank this organization for giving me the opportunity to achieve my goals.”

The Harrison Trust both provides and facilitates the giving of a variety of scholarships to deserving young Romans going on to college.




If you are interested in providing a scholarship in your name or the name of someone you’d like to honor, contact The Harrison Trust.