a program of the Simon Family Foundation

Our Mission

Creating pathways for students facing adversity by offering support and opportunities for life-changing personal growth, with the ultimate goal of developing college-educated leaders who impact the world in positive ways.

Our Model

Our Impact


Scholars who are first-generation college students


Scholars accepted to 4-year university


Scholars have graduated from college or are on the path to graduation

What Our Scholars Are Saying

“The Foundation helped me find the perfect university for me and helped me discover my path as a young adult. Without them, I wouldn’t be as successful and happy as I am today. Thanks to the Simon Family Foundation, I found myself.”

Eileen Macias-MendozaSegerstrom High School Class of 2013

“The Simon Family Foundation has boosted my self-esteem. I can’t believe I was worthy enough of this prestigious honor, but this family accepted me and now I am a part of them.”

Samuel Briseno-JimenezEl Camino High School Class of 2015

“Being a Simon Scholar is more than receiving a scholarship for college; it has helped me develop into a positive role model for my community.”

Antonio De JesusCentury High School Class of 2005

What Makes Us Different

The distinguishing feature of the Simon Scholars Program is the continued focus on leadership development and college access through meaningful experiences.
Learn more about the Simon Scholars Program