JOURNALISM STUDENT GRANTS

 

In the mid-1970s, the 8 Ball Emergency Fund for Journalists (previously known as the 8 Ball Welfare Foundation) approved a second, related mission, awarding limited and smaller grants to journalism students.  This is only done when the board determines sufficient funding remains after providing grants to working journalists.  

 

Over the years we have provided help to students in need at the following Southern California schools: 

 

Los Angeles City College | Santa Monica City College | El Camino College | Cerritos College

Cal State University, Long Beach | Cal State University, Northridge | Cal State University, Fullerton

California State University, Los Angeles | Cal Lutheran | East Los Angeles College |

Pasadena City College | Pierce College | Mount San Antonio College | Loyola Marymount University | 

Los Angeles Valley College | California Lutheran University | USC

Glendale Community College | Rio Hondo College

 

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2021

Los Angeles City College

Staff members of LACC's award-winning newspaper, The Collegian, receive their 8 Ball Emergency Fund for Journalists grants.

Tony Valdez, the 8 Ball Chairman, is standing in the center in the back row.   LACC Journalism Professor Rhonda Guess is the second person to the right of Tony.

Photo by:

Louis White, The Collegian

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2021 Pasadena City College

8 Ball Board member Jeff Nguyen presents student grants to:  Eva Ortega,  PCC Courier Editor-in-Chief

and Kevin Seavers, PCC Managing Editor.  Nathan McIntire, the Courier's adviser is at right.

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2021 East Los Angeles College

Board chairman Tony Valdez joins Professor Jean Stapleton in presenting

grant checks to staff members of the Campus News.

2021 CSUN

2021 California State University, Northridge

Seniors Michaella Huck and Sade Richardson receive their grants checks.   Journalism Chair/Professor Linda Bowen joined Board Member Bob Tarlau at the presentation.

2017 El Camino College

2017 El Camino College

L to R: Selvin Rodas, Jimmy Nguyen, Sarah Desmond, 8-Ball Chairman Bob Tarlau, Victor Liptzin, Don Perez and Jorge Villa.

2017 Cal State Los Angeles

2017 Cal State Los Angeles

Standing, from left: Asst. Prof. Michael J. Clarke, Professor Jon Beaupre, 8-Ball Chairman Bob Tarlau, Prof. Tony Cox, Dr. John Ramirez (department chair) Recipients: Minjeong Shin, Erron Franklin

2017 East LA College

2017 East LA College

Left to right: Ivan Cazares, reporter, Megan Razzetti, Editor in Chief of The Collegian, Foundation vice chairman Tony Valdez, Professor Jean Stapleton. The newspaper at East Los Angeles College is the Husky Herald.

2017 Pierce College

2017 Pierce College

L to R Victor Rodriguez, Taylor Thibodaux, Samantha Bravo, Taylor Arthur

2017 Cal State Northridge

2017 Cal State Northridge

From left: Faculty representative Sally Turner, grant recipient Amber Partida and Foundation chairman Bob Tarlau. Other CSUN grant recipients were: Michael Serrano, Alicia Dieguez and Jannette Alvarado.

2017 LACC

2017 LACC

Back row, left to right: Richard Martínez, Foundation vice chairmanTony Valdez, Professor Rhonda Guess, Curtis Sabir, Franco Aguirre Front row: Eve Moreno, Ande Richards, Sorina Szakacs; on assignment: Victoria Pérez. LACC's weekly newspaper is The Collegian.

2017 Cerritos College

2017 Cerritos College

Students at Cerritos College after receiving their 8-Ball grant checks.

2017 Cerritos College

2017 Cerritos College

8-Ball board member Fernando Del Rio with a journalism student grant recipient.

2016 Cal State Fullerton

2016 Cal State Fullerton

Veronica Felipe (left) receives her grant check from 8-Ball Board Member Claudia Peschiutta.

2016 El Camino College

2016 El Camino College

8-Ball Chairman Bob Tarlau presenting student grant checks to (L to R) Eric Ramos, Phil Sidavong, Matthew Sandoval, Alba Mejia and Sydnie Mills.

2016 Los Angeles City College

2016 Los Angeles City College

From the left: LACC President Renee Martínez, Tomás Rodríguez, Mike Frenes and Luís Fernández; Jimmy Martínez was on assignment. They are with Foundation vice chairman Tony Valdez.

2016 East Los Angeles College

2016 East Los Angeles College

Vice Chairman Tony Valdez with Campus News Editor in Chief Iván Cazares and Art Director Jade Inglada.

2016 Cal State Northridge

2016 Cal State Northridge

Abril Preciado-Ramirez and Nicholas Seaman with 8-Ball's Bob Tarlau.