Scholarship Information

Torrance Education Foundation is proud to provide dozens of scholarships every year to select TUSD High School graduates beginning their college pursuits.

In May, 2017, TEF awarded a total of $70,000 in scholarship support to 29 students beginning their college careers. These awards were made possible in partnership with corporate sponsors, through the generosity of concerned community members, and from funds given by individuals in memory of loved ones for whom ensuring excellent education for talented students was a priority.

We congratulate our 2017 scholarship recipients, and gladly recognize the investment of the Corporate Partners and generous community members whose gifts to Torrance Education Foundation make this Scholarship Program possible.

Toyota Motor Sales Scholars
Julia Han, South High School
Kato Naotaro, North High School
Amber Sylvester, Torrance High School
Marissa Tinsley, North High School
Edward Xu, South High School
Michelle Zhang, West High School

ExxonMobil Legacy Fund Scholars
Luis Ambriz, North High School
Yuan Bie, West High School
James Lee, Torrance High School
Chrisomebi Obed, South High School

Continental Development Corporation Scholars
Cambria Coughlin, West High School
Huy Dang, Torrance High School
Kayla Sawyer, North High School
Humphrey Shen, South High School

Surf Management Scholars
Shannon Ennis, Torrance High School
Shayla Escudero, North High School
Saad Iqba, West High School
Bingrui Mo, Torrance High
Dwaraknath Ravichandran, South High School
Melissa Rodriguez, West High School
Karen Sasaki, South High School
Noah Wittman, North High School

Captain Matthew Ferrara Memorial Scholarship
Katelyn Dilley, South High School

Gene Drevno Memorial Scholarship
Jacelyne Rivas, Shery High School

Toyota Financial Services Legal Department Scholars
Margaret Jang, South High School
Jesus Lopez, Torrance High School

James R. Armstrong Memorial Scholarship
Pratima Khunte, West High School

John and Rosemary Shidler Memorial Scholarship
Miki Kainuma, West High School

California Water Service Company Scholar
Heriberto Nova, Shery High School

Senior TUSD students should consult their High School College Counselor for application details.

For information about becoming a TEF Corporate Scholar Partner or creating a Memorial Scholarship Fund, please contact Susan Swinburne at, or phone the Foundation at (310) 320-7232.