Managed Scholarships

While this is not the Foundation’s focus, we manage the following scholarships as a service to our students and the individuals who created them. Funds donated to these scholarships are managed separately from donations to any of the Foundation’s programs.

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.

Homestead High School Class of 1984 Gift Fund

The spirit of Homestead High School’s Class of 1984 lives on! The class has always been committed to supporting individuality as well as community wellbeing with fun and charity. Your donation will help us continue to make a difference in the lives of Homestead High school students, staff and families to provide quality educational and student life experiences. 

In 2024, at the 40th Reunion of the Class of 1984, this fund will make a gift to the Homestead Mighty Mustang Marching Band, ably directed by one of its own class members, John Burn. This money will go towards enriching the lives and musical experiences of current HHS students. Specifically the band needs support next year when it travels to Pasadena to march in the Rose Parade on New Year’s Day 2025. Congrats!” 

AVID Senior Scholarships

Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) is an nationally-renowned academic support program designed to prepare students for college eligibility and success.

AVID scholarships offer awards of various amounts to participating 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

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.

Many of the FUHSD AVID students will be the first in their family to attend a 4-year university, and these scholarships are a vital part of the support structure. This is why Roy Rocklin and other members
of the FUHSD Board of Trustees have shown steadfast support for the program.

Nick Ferentinos Scholarship

Nick FerentinosNick 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 Memorial Scholarship

Tim ShannonTim 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.

Andrew Segal Memorial Scholarship

Andrew Segal

Andrew 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

Patrick KlokowThis 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

Ann and Larry VosovicThis 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.

The FUHS Foundation provides funding across the district to enhance the educational experience for all our students.

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