Garfield Alumni Foundation

Offering Scholarships to deserving graduating Seniors of James A. Garfield High School

To engage in volunteer educational and charitable projects that benefit the students of James A. Garfield High School and community. Making this possible by recognizing scholastic achievements in the form of Scholarships to graduating seniors and offering support to official school organizations.

Our goal is to maintain the educational, athletic, musical and pageantry of the school by making scholarships available to students. The foundation makes this possible with the assistance of corporations, local business, and individual contributions.

Frequent Asked Questions

1Do I need to attend a 4-year university?
No, you can also attend a community college, trade/vocational school or private school located in the United States.
2Do I need to be a U.S. Citizen?
3Will you ask my parents for IRS forms?
No, IRS forms are not required as the Garfield Alumni Foundation is a non-profit foundation and not a state or federally funded foundation.
4Do I need to be enrolled full time?
No, however, you must be enrolled in the equivalent of 6 to 8 units.
5Do I have to pay back the award?
No, however, there is an exception. If you do not attend one of the qualifying educational institutions, you must refund all of the money awarded to you back to the Garfield Alumni Foundation by December 31st of the same year awarded.
6Where do I submit my application?
You may apply on line now (Apply Online) or at the Garfield High School Career Center.
7What is the deadline to apply?
Each year the submission deadline is on or before the 2nd Friday of April.
8How will I know if I have been awarded?
You will be notified via mail no later than April 30th of the year you apply.
9How do I pick up my award?
You can pick up your award at the Garfield High School Bookstore with the proper identification.
10What if I have more questions?
You may contact us via email at or call out Hot Line at (323) 266-0100