PAL Awards Scholarships to Six Members

Updated: Jul 5


Santa Monica High School seniors who received scholarships at the recent Chris Carrey PAL Scholarship Award Celebration. From left, Karen Morales, Audrialice Evans, Diana Lopez Meyer, and Melissa Ramirez Hernandez.

For a second year in a row, the Santa Monica Police Activities League (PAL) held its annual Chris Carrey PAL Scholarship Award Celebration virtually to honor six PAL youth with personal recognition and individual scholarship awards totaling $30,000 last month.

The program featured the scholarship recipients, their families, and the Chris Carrey PAL Education Scholarship donors. PAL also arranged to have dinner delivered to each award recipients’ home for the winners and their families to celebrate the evening.

Now in its 19th year, over 116 scholarships totaling more than $310,000 have been awarded to PAL youth. This year’s Chris Carrey PAL Education Scholarships program recipients all come from Santa Monica High School.

Seniors Melissa Ramirez Hernandez, Karen Morales, Audrialice Evans, and Diana Lopez Meyer each received a scholarship for $5,000.

Juniors Kim Hansen and Kaliyah Harrington each received a scholarship for $5,000. Congratuations to all of the students.

The scholarship program was hosted by Jivanto P. van Hemert, PAL alumnus.

Eula Fritz, Director at the Santa Monica Police Activities League, (PAL) said, “I’m grateful to all involved in creating, hosting, and providing funds for our second virtual Chris Carrey PAL Education Scholarships program. The student recipients have worked hard on their academic achievements and are extremely deserving of the assistance. The PAL community comes together each year to honor the best and the brightest of our youth and helps to guide them on a path of future successes.”

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