The 5th Annual EEP (Evelyn E. Perkins) Scholarship Award Luncheon was held on Saturday, October 22, 2011 at the Claim Jumper Restaurant in Monrovia, California. The 2011 recipients are:
- Brianna Burris from Rancho Cucamonga H. S. - Attending Point Loma Nazarene University
- Chelsea Smith from Culver City High School - Attending California State University Northridge
- Taylor Dee from Alta Loma High School - Attending the University of Redlands
The luncheon was well attended by family members of the awardees as well as members of the EEP Foundation. Each recipient introduced themselves, family members in attendance, and gave a brief summary of their future goals. The emcee for the presentation ceremony was EEP Vice President Danessa Jackson.
This year the EEP Foundation was honored to award a $1,000.00 scholarship in loving memory of the late Mr. Lee Ragin, a generous supporter of this organization and for the education of young people. His
wife, Mrs. Ruthie Ragin, an active Board Member of the foundation, presented the award to recipient Chelsea Smith.
Also presenting award to recipients Brianna Burris and Taylor Dee were EEP Board Members and former educators, Dr. Norma P. Sublett and Mrs. Alma Ward. Dr. Sublett is a retired principal who also worked for the Monrovia Unified School District along with Mrs. Evelyn E. Perkins, the namesake of this foundation. The EEP founders were especially honored to have “Mom Sublett” offer words of encouragement to the awardees.
Each of these recipients has overcome various obstacles in their lives and managed to excel in their academics in spite of them. We are pleased to honor each of these young scholars a $1,000.00 award to help them get started in their pursuit of higher education. Our hope is that this gift will help them to stay focused and to persevere in their life long journey toward accomplishing their educational and professional goals.
We also want to remind all of our supporters and those interested in becoming partners with us at the EEP Scholarship Foundation, that we are partnered with the Ralph’s Grocery Stores as a COMMUNITYPARTNER. We invite you to help support this organization year round by signing up and registering your Ralph’s Card(s) today! Signing up is FREE and only takes about 10 minutes of your time. You can sign up online by going to www.ralphs.com. Please designate the Evelyn E. Perkins Scholarship Foundation as your community organization, NPO #90778. We will receive a small percentage of all monies spent by our registered supporters. If you have any problems signing up contact Ralph’s customer service at
1-877-462-7401 or email EEP at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Finally, contributions can be made throughout the year by mailing your donations to:
EEP SCHOLARSHIP FOUNDATION
P.O. Box 714
RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA 91729
You may also contact the H.R. (Human Resources) Department at your place of employment to establish
a monthly payroll deduction through United Way or Employee’s Contributions. This deduction can be
sent directly to this foundation which is a 501 (c ) (3) organization and your gift is tax deductible. Your
support is greatly appreciated. THANK YOU!