Managed Scholarships | Fremont Union High Schools Foundation

Managed Scholarships

Many people want to help a graduating senior transition to the next phase in his/her development through scholarships. While this is not the Foundation’s focus, which is to support as many of our current students as possible, we do help interested parties set up scholarships and we help manage their funds. All donations to the Foundation, including those to “Managed Scholarships to Graduating Seniors,” are tax deductible. The Foundation is a California nonprofit corporation with tax-exempt status under the California State Franchise Tax Board and under IRS rule 501(c)(3) — Tax ID #94-2907804.

PLEASE NOTE: Every donation of $250 or more will be acknowledged in the manner it which it was sent. If mailed to us, an acknowledgement letter will be mailed in reply. If the donation is made online, an email acknowledgement will be sent. For donations less than $250 we will send an acknowledgement by request only. This acknowledgement policy complies with IRS rules and helps minimize our costs and maximize the benefit to our students.

AVID Senior Scholarships





These scholarships offer awards of various sizes to AVID students at each of the four schools that have an AVID program: Monta Vista, Homestead, Fremont and Cupertino. Details about the individual scholarships can be found at http://fuhsd.org/avid. All scholarships are given to students who exemplify the spirit and culture of AVID: hard work, perseverance, resilience, strong communication skills, and commitment to a college education. The full amount of every donation will go to our students.

Nick Ferentinos Scholarship




Nick-Ferentinos-120x150Nick Ferentinos was a well-respected, admired and nationally recognized teacher who taught English, journalism and American Studies at Homestead High School from 1965 – 2000. After retiring from the classroom he worked as a teacher mentor until his retirement in 2003. In retirement Nick continued to mentor new teachers and journalism programs. This scholarship was created by current HHS staff, former colleagues, friends and past students after Nick was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer in the spring of 2015. Sadly, Nick passed away in January 2016. Nick made a positive impact on the lives of thousands of students throughout his time in the district, and this scholarship was created to continue the legacy that Nick began so many years ago. The scholarship will be granted to a student or students who have demonstrated strong mentoring abilities and have shown exemplary performance in journalism, English, or American Studies or who plan to pursue a career in journalism or teaching (K-12).

Tim Shannon Scholarship





Tim Shannon taught drama at Fremont High School for twenty-five years.  He was much more than a teacher, mentor, and friend.  Tim was a constant source of inspiration and a confidant who guided his students through the often-turbulent high school years. Tim empowered students to find solutions and learn by doing and his legacy includes many students who pursued college degrees in theater and went on to careers in drama and stagecraft. This annual scholarship of $1,000 was created after Tim’s unexpected passing in 2010. It is intended for a graduating senior from Fremont High School to attend college. The scholarship will be granted to a student who plans to pursue a performing arts degree (drama, music, or technical theatre) OR who has demonstrated strong involvement in performance art during their high school years. In addition, students planning to become a teacher (K-12) will also be strongly considered.

The Robert L. Gomez Memorial Scholarship





Established in 2010 to honor the memory and legacy of distinguished Cupertino High School Music Teacher Bob Gomez, this scholarship is awarded to a graduating Cupertino High music student interested in continuing his/her music studies in college.

Andrew Segal Memorial Scholarship




Andrew SegalAndrew Segal, who graduated from Monta Vista High School in 2007, died in March 2009 while attending the University of Arizona. He was working toward a BFA in musical theater. This fund was established by his parents and friends to  carry on Andrew’s dream by helping students from the Fremont Union High School District who will pursue acting and musical theater studies at the college level.

Patrick Klokow Memorial Scholarship





This fund awards a $500 scholarship to a graduating senior at Homestead High School. The fund was created by Patrick Klokow’s parents, Dick and Myrna Klokow, in honor of their son, Captain Partick Klokow, USMC, who was struck and killed by a car while doing bike training for a triathlon. Patrick was a graduate of Homestead High School, where Dick is a substitute teacher.

Vosovic Future Teachers Fund





This fund awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at Homestead High School who plans to attend a two year or four year college to prepare for a career in teaching in an elementary or secondary school. The fund was created by Larry and Ann Vosovic to provide financial assistance and to encourage graduating seniors to choose the teaching profession as a lifelong career. Larry and Ann were both teachers, Larry at Homestead High School and Ann at Los Altos High School, Mountain View High School and Stanford University.

Sean Emdy Memorial Scholarship




This fund awards a $1,000 scholarship to a graduating senior at Fremont High School who plans to attend a two year or four year college in the fall. The student will be planning to pursue drama or technical theatre in college OR will have a continuing active interest in drama or technical theatre as demonstrated by theatre-related activities in high school. The fund was established by Nancy Emro, the mother of Sean Emdy. Sean died in an accident in October 2000 when he was a Fremont High School student. Theatre was his passion.

Tom Baer Teachers of the Future Fund




This fund awards $1,000 scholarships to local-area students interested in a career in teaching. The aim is to broaden the pool of candidates entering the teaching profession by supporting students who may have been at-risk but have demonstrated character and potential and who plan to draw on their experience, attend college, and enter the teaching profession. The Fund was created by family and friends in memory of Tom Baer, who died of cancer in August 1997. Baer was a graduate of Cupertino High School and worked as a teacher, sports coach and administrator in the Fremont Union and Mountain View school districts.