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Pearl Cotliar Scholarship Award


The 2020 application season is now closed. 
The next application season will open Spring 2021.

 

Congratulations to our 2020 Winners!

1st Place:
Natalie Glennon

Laguna Niguel, CA

$1000 cash award

1st Runner-Up:
Brooke Orrill
Laguna Niguel, CA
$500 cash award

2nd Runner-Up:
Chloe Raygoza
Laguna Hills, CA
$500 cash award


Previous Winners:

2019

1st Place:
Austin Martinez
San Antonio, TX
$1000 cash award

Runner-Up:
Sophia Buchanan
Hickory, NC
$500 cash award

2018

1st Place:
Kailah Dabee
Aliso Viejo, CA
$1000 cash award

Runner-Up:
Lauren Nyberg
Aliso Viejo, CA
$500 cash award

2017

1st Place:
Gracie Doran
Laguna Niguel, CA
$1000 cash award

Runner-Up:
Nicole Akhavanhaidary
Aliso Viejo, CA
$500 cash award

2015

Winner:
Eve Viramontes
San Juan Capistrano, CA
$1000 cash award

2014

Winner:
Sabrina Horn
Laguna Niguel, CA
$1000 cash award

 

2020 GUIDELINES:

About the Award

Authentic Girl Foundation is honored to present the Pearl Cotliar Scholarship Award! The PCSA was established in loving memory of Pearl Ruth Cotliar of Newport Beach, CA, who passed away on December 24, 2011.

Pearl's character and life reflected the core values of AGF, and we are deeply honored to be a part of this very special award generously donated by the Cotliar Family. This award is open to all senior girls attending high school in the U.S. with plans to go to college.  The winner will receive a $1,000 cash award!

Timeline

• Deadline to submit the online application is April 8th at 9:00pm PST.

• Applications will be reviewed by the Cotliar Family and the winner will be announced on our website and Instagram @authenticgirlorg on May 24th.

About Pearl Cotliar

Pearl Cotliar was a woman with strong morals.  She was committed to her husband and her family, as well as her faith and community.  She stressed the value of education, both secular and religious, and taught her children to be honest, kind, and respectful of others.  She believed in the importance of individuality, and she encouraged her children to believe in themselves.  Pearl never gave in to other people’s expectations.  Instead, she was committed to being true to herself, and taught her children to do the same.  Throughout her life, Pearl put the needs of others ahead of her own.  When her father passed away, a young Pearl went to work helping to support her mother and brother.  When she was married, she supported her husband George as he rose through the ranks at the Los Angeles Times to become managing editor, while also raising their two children, David and Sharon.  Pearl also believed in the importance of giving back, and worked countless hours helping to build the religious school curriculum at Temple Bat Yahm in Newport Beach.  Pearl Cotliar embodied the values of the Authentic Girl Foundation because she was a strong, independent woman who believed in herself, and because of that, she was able to help her family and her community thrive.

Fill out the PCSA online application here. (closed)