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THE PEARL SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Pearl Foundation awards scholarships to college-bound students within the Long Beach, Carson, Compton, San Pedro, and Wilmington communities.  During their first year of college, the recipients are provided mentors, community service opportunities and assistance finding summer internships and employment.

For the past four decades, the Pearl Foundation has awarded more than $100,000 to college-bound students.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Nyla Brewster

  • Cypress Community College
  • Intended Major – Nursing
  • Career Goal – Registered Nurse

Brooke Phillips

  • Spelman College
  • Intended Major – Psychology with a minor in Management and Organization
  • Career Goal – Commercial Real Estate Broker and Investor

Bella Zapata

  • University of Notre Dame
  • Intended Major – Mechanical Engineering
  • Career Goal – Prosthetic Medicine

Lailah Downs

  • University of Tennessee
  • Intended Major – Political Science
  • Career Goal – Attorney

Alyssa Agbunag

  • University of Southern California
  • Intended Major – Aerospace Engineering
  • Career Goal – Employment with Boeing designing satellites

Shyra Gamble

  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Intended Major – Education
  • Career Goal – Math Teacher

Messiah Moore

  • California Baptist University
  • Intended Major – Human Development
  • Career Goal – Entrepreneur – Own a child care facility

Lynda Fulton

  • San Diego State University
  • Intended Major – Business Administration
  • Career Goal – Entrepreneur — Own a dance company

Peightyn Myers

  • San Diego State University
  • Intended Major – Kinesiology
  • Career Goal – Physical Therapist

Kelsey Schaffer

  • Spelman College
  • Intended Major – Pre-Medicine/Biology
  • Career Goal – Dermatologist

Bradli Powell

  • University of Southern California
  • Intended Major – Arts, Technology, and the Business of Innovation
  • Career Goal – Her passion will lead her career

2022 Scholarship Recipients

Worren Booth

  • Hampton University
  • Intended Major – Biology
  • Career Goal – Veterinarian/Teacher

Sydnee Breda-Nixon

  • West Los Angeles Community College
  • Intended Major – Kinesiology/Exercise Science
  • Career Goal-Physical Therapist

Madison Jackson

  • University of California at Berkeley
  • Intended Major – Nursing
  • Career Goal – Registered Traveling Nurse


Masai Mendez

  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • Intended Major – Health Sciences
  • Career Goal – Medical Doctor


Destin Norwood

  • California State University at Dominguez Hills
  • Intended Major – Englis
  • Career Goal – Elementary /Middle School Teacher


Nancy Okeke

  • University of California at Los Angeles
  • Intended Major – Cognitive Science
  • Career Goal – Psychiatrist


Zeeshan Pasta

  • El Camino Community College
  • Intended Major – Engineering
  • Career Goal – Aerospace Engineer


Joseph Pecot

  • Morehouse College
  • Intended Major – Architecture
  • Career Goal – Architect


Ziya Roberts

  • University of Southern California
  • Intended Major – Computer Science/Cognitive Science
  • Career Goal – Artificial Intelligence/Software  Engineer