Helping the female leaders of tomorrow begin their studies and careers with a community of support.

The window to submit an application for the PBWC 2020 Academic Scholarship Program is closed. Please check back in late Fall 2020 for details on next year’s Scholarship Program.

Helping the female leaders of tomorrow begin their studies and careers with a community of support.

The window to submit an application for the PBWC 2020 Academic Scholarship Program is closed. Please check back in late Fall 2020 for details on next year’s Scholarship Program.

Meet our 2020 Scholarship Recipients

Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Award Recipients

Crystal Yu Chan

Lowell High School
San Francisco, CA

Valentina Costarelli

Quartz Hill High School
Palmdale, CA

Erica Hsueh

Northwood High School
Irvine, CA

PBWC Bernard J. Tyson

Leadership Award

Krystal Elaine Jensen

Adolfo Camarillo High School
Camarillo, CA

Lia Mimun

El Dorado High School
Placentia, CA

Keyara Piri

University High School
Fresno, CA

Selena Sun

Carlmont High School
Redwood City, CA

Congratulations to our 2020 Scholarship Award Recipients

Crystal Yu
Chan

Lowell High School
San Francisco, CA

Valentina
Costarelli

Quartz Hill High School
Palmdale, CA

Erica
Hsueh

Northwood High School
Irvine, CA

PBWC Bernard J. Tyson Leadership Award

Krystal Elaine
Jensen

Adolfo Camarillo High School
Camarillo, CA

Lia
Mimun

El Dorado High School
Placentia, CA

Keyara
Piri

University High School
Fresno, CA

Selena
Sun

Carlmont High School
Redwood City, CA

Thank you to Charles Schwab for their generous contribution to PBWC’s scholarship fund

Thank you to Kaiser Permanente for their generous contribution to the creation of the Bernard J. Tyson Leadership Award

“I plan to attend Yale University in Fall 2020 and study how we can advance equitable policy solutions to help low-income communities achieve a better tomorrow. I am beyond grateful to be a recipient of PBWC’s scholarship, which will enable me to continue my work in community advocacy, as I aspire to become the first female Chinese mayor of San Francisco.”

 

 

CRYSTAL YU CHAN, LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT & FOUNDER OF SPACE 4 US, A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THAT CONNECTS UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS WITH CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCES

“I plan to attend the California Institute of Technology where I will double major in Physics and Computer Science. I hope to use my STEM education to be at the forefront of ground-breaking scientific advancement. I believe that developing leadership skills in the next generation of change makers is crucial, now and for the future. Having the support of the Professional BusinessWomen of California is invaluable and an honor I will remember for the rest of my life.”

 

 

 

VALENTINA COSTARELLI, QUARTZ HILL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, EDISON SCHOLAR & AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER

“I am ecstatic to be selected as one of the winners for the Professional BusinessWomen of California Scholarship. This fall, I will be attending Princeton University and plan to study computer science while also minoring in entrepreneurship. I hope to use my education as well as my experience to solve complex social problems by finding ways to improve people’s lives, seeking solutions through technological innovation.”

 

 

 

ERICA HSUEH, NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT & FOUNDER OF BYTES OF CODE, PROVIDING COMPUTER SCIENCE WORKSHOPS WORLDWIDE

“With the Professional BusinessWomen of California’s scholarship, I can make my dream [of running my own Non-Profit Organization that funds and organizes Senior Citizen Proms in retirement homes across the country] into reality. The Professional BusinessWomen of California not only helped alleviate a portion of my future financial burden, they invested in my future and the future of retirement homes in the United States. They gave me confidence and made me aware of my underlying talent. I am truly grateful and appreciative.”

KRYSTAL ELAINE JENSEN, ADOLPHO CAMARILLO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

“The Professional BusinessWomen of California’s generous scholarship will help me attend UC Berkeley and jumpstart my career. By alleviating financial worries, I will be able to dedicate more time to academics, which will put me on an even footing with my peers when applying to law school. I hope to become an attorney with the ACLU and eventually run for senator of California.”

LIA MIMUN, EL DORADO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

“Ever since middle school, I knew I had a passion for a career in the STEM field. With this scholarship, I hope to become an osteopathic physician and serve underfunded rural areas in countries like Iran and help improve their healthcare system which are currently inadequately meeting their peoples’ needs.”

 

 

 

KEYARA PIRI, UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

“I will be studying at Stanford University this fall, where I’ll be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. In the next few months, I will be working on a startup to make post-stroke rehabilitation accessible to patients living in Sub-Saharan countries–the first step in my dream to use social entrepreneurship as a vehicle for democratizing healthcare worldwide. I’m immensely grateful to be supported by PBWC. Their support means I can spend less time worrying about paying my college tuition and more time chasing my dreams. And on top of it all, I’m honored to join this community of current and future leaders, where I hope to inspire and be inspired by talented women from all walks of life.”

SELENA SUN, CARLMONT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
“I plan to attend Yale University in Fall 2020 and study how we can advance equitable policy solutions to help low-income communities achieve a better tomorrow. I am beyond grateful to be a recipient of PBWC’s scholarship, which will enable me to continue my work in community advocacy, as I aspire to become the first female Chinese mayor of San Francisco.”
CRYSTAL YU CHAN, LOWELL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT & FOUNDER OF SPACE 4 US, A COMMUNITY ORGANIZATION THAT CONNECTS UNDERPRIVILEGED STUDENTS WITH CAREER EXPLORATION RESOURCES
“I plan to attend the California Institute of Technology where I will double major in Physics and Computer Science. I hope to use my STEM education to be at the forefront of ground-breaking scientific advancement. I believe that developing leadership skills in the next generation of change makers is crucial, now and for the future. Having the support of the Professional BusinessWomen of California is invaluable and an honor I will remember for the rest of my life.”
VALENTINA COSTARELLI, QUARTZ HILL HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT, EDISON SCHOLAR & AMAZON FUTURE ENGINEER
“I am ecstatic to be selected as one of the winners for the Professional BusinessWomen of California Scholarship. This fall, I will be attending Princeton University and plan to study computer science while also minoring in entrepreneurship. I hope to use my education as well as my experience to solve complex social problems by finding ways to improve people’s lives, seeking solutions through technological innovation.”
ERICA HSUEH, NORTHWOOD HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT & FOUNDER OF BYTES OF CODE, PROVIDING COMPUTER SCIENCE WORKSHOPS WORLDWIDE
“With the Professional BusinessWomen of California’s scholarship, I can make my dream [of running my own Non-Profit Organization that funds and organizes Senior Citizen Proms in retirement homes across the country] into reality. The Professional BusinessWomen of California not only helped alleviate a portion of my future financial burden, they invested in my future and the future of retirement homes in the United States. They gave me confidence and made me aware of my underlying talent. I am truly grateful and appreciative.”
KRYSTAL ELAINE JENSEN, ADOLPHO CAMARILLO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
“The Professional BusinessWomen of California’s generous scholarship will help me attend UC Berkeley and jumpstart my career. By alleviating financial worries, I will be able to dedicate more time to academics, which will put me on an even footing with my peers when applying to law school. I hope to become an attorney with the ACLU and eventually run for senator of California.”
LIA MIMUN, EL DORADO HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
“Ever since middle school, I knew I had a passion for a career in the STEM field. With this scholarship, I hope to become an osteopathic physician and serve underfunded rural areas in countries like Iran and help improve their healthcare system which are currently inadequately meeting their peoples’ needs.”
KEYARA PIRI, UNIVERSITY HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT
“I will be studying at Stanford University this fall, where I’ll be pursuing a degree in Electrical Engineering. In the next few months, I will be working on a startup to make post-stroke rehabilitation accessible to patients living in Sub-Saharan countries–the first step in my dream to use social entrepreneurship as a vehicle for democratizing healthcare worldwide. I’m immensely grateful to be supported by PBWC. Their support means I can spend less time worrying about paying my college tuition and more time chasing my dreams. And on top of it all, I’m honored to join this community of current and future leaders, where I hope to inspire and be inspired by talented women from all walks of life.”
SELENA SUN, CARLMONT HIGH SCHOOL STUDENT

Each year, PBWC is proud to honor three or more female, California high school seniors with academic scholarships. Since 2003, PBWC has awarded scholarships totaling over $300,000 with individual awards up to $15,000.

Each winner will receive two tickets to our annual conference–one for the awardee and a second for a parent or chaperone. Funds will be sent directly to an accredited college or university where the awardee is enrolled in an undergraduate academic program.

Please consider donating to the young women leaders of tomorrow as they embark on their educational journeys. Contributions of any size are appreciated.