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Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Info

2020 Scholarship Application, Now Closed. Thank You For Submitting!  
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In 2015, Janessa Ramirez was standing in front of a laundromat with her mother when she was killed in the crossfire of a gang dispute. She was struck by a stray round fired from several hundred yards away and died on January 18, 2015. She was a 4th grader from Steinbeck Elementary in Central Unified School District.

To honor and remember Janessa, the Foundation for Central Schools adopted the Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Program and is committed to awarding six $2500 scholarships annually. During the 2015 State of the City address, Mayor Ashley Swearengin presented Stacey Ramirez with a Key to the City and announced Central’s new scholarship program in her daughter’s name.
2019 Janessa Ramirez Scholarship Recipients

If you would like to partner with the Foundation on this scholarship, please e-mail the Foundation: