Via Santa Monica College press release.

The Santa Monica College Foundation (SMCF)—a nonprofit that supports the educational endeavors of Santa Monica College (SMC) students—will hold its annual scholarship ceremony at 3 p.m. on Saturday, June 10 at the SMC Pavilion on the main campus, 1900 Pico Blvd., Santa Monica. The SMCF will award scholarships—totaling nearly $670,000—to 548 SMC students. Over 1,000 students, guests, and donors are expected to attend.

The scholarship ceremony will also include recognition of outstanding SMC scholar athletes for 2016-2017. These awards are sponsored by the SMC General Advisory Board and the SMC Associated Students and recognize students in each sport for their achievements in academics, athletics and community service.

“We are deeply grateful to the generous donors who have taken such an active step to advance the aspirations of Santa Monica College students to meet an educational goal, and it is indeed a mutual privilege,” said Deanna Hansen, Chair of the SMCF. “SMC students are capable of building a better world, and the SMC Foundation is proud to be the conduit that brings generous donors and worthy recipients together.”

Donors to the various endowments—as well as those who made one-time gifts—will have an opportunity to meet the scholarship recipients prior to the ceremony.Members of the public are welcome to attend the ceremony. RSVPs are required by June 2 via email to

Free event parking is available in any of the designated SMC parking structures. The nearest parking structure to the venue is on Pico Blvd. and 16th Street.

For more information on the many ways the SMC Foundation supports students and faculty at SMC, visit or call 310-434-4215.

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