Project Description


Las Floristas has been funding scholarships since 2000 by providing financial assistance for scholars at community colleges, universities and master’s level programs as well as trade schools. Many of these young adults would not be afforded the opportunity to attend higher education programs if not for the grants they receive from Las Floristas. Our program has grown over the last few years and now includes two fully funded scholarships in addition to stipends offered to over 40 students on an annual basis.

These fully funded scholarships, named the Las Floristas Scholarship and the Joan M. Wismer Scholarship, fund up to $42,000 and are intended to cover the cost of tuition, books and other miscellaneous expenses for in-state tuition at most public colleges for a four year period.

In October each year Las Floristas hosts the Scholarship and Awards Dinner for the children and their families thanks to the generous underwriting of the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation. Not only do the Scholars get recognized but so do the athletes. Many times, the Rancho children cross from one core program to another. For instance both Paul Chiou and Jessica Diaz are not only part of our Scholarship Program but they have also participated in our Art Program!

Amanda Settlage, Manager, Annual Giving & Development Operations at Rancho Los Amigos Foundation helps to head up our Scholarship programs. Any questions can be directed to Amanda at .

Scholarship Applications should be mailed to:
Amanda Settlage
Rancho Los Amigos Foundation
P.O. Box 2370
Downey, California, 90242

Paul Chiou  |  Undergrad Scholarship Recipient  |  Attending USC School of Viterbi Engineering Ph.D. Program

“Rancho accepted me during the darkest days of my life. Moreover, the staff shaped me into the independent person I am today. I learned how to adapt to my new life as a quadratic”.

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Jessica Diaz  |  Undergrad Scholarship Recipient  |  Attending UCLA

“Once I was taught to implement walking with a cane into my routine, I went from being a troublemaking teenager to a girl who needed the door opened for her and the walkways cleared as she passed.”

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