2020 Friends of Open School Alumni College Scholarship Recipients

This year Friends of Open School piloted The 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.

Yesterday, 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:

  • Ayana W. (LACES) will be attending UCLA
  • Caitlin F. (LACES) will be attending University of Oregon
  • Aidan S. (Hamilton) will be attending UC Berkeley


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:

  • Stacy Barnhisel
  • Ivy Cass
  • Cathy Furer
  • Debbie Glezer
  • Kim Min
  • Dolores Patton
  • Ariel Roth
  • Dena Vatcher


Also, an additional thank you to all in our community who were a part of our Scholarship Committee. The input of these wonderful volunteers made this new tradition possible.

  • Denise Benjamin
  • Imani Blackwell
  • Cherie Dame
  • Ann Kaatz LoBue
  • Shawna Mills
  • Matt Wall

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

In partnership,


Expiration Date: 
Jul 31