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 University, East Los Angeles College
Pasadena City College, Pierce College
Mount San Antonio College,
Loyola Marymount University
Los Angeles Valley College
USC, Glendale Community College
Rio Hondo College
El Camino Community College
Students Eddy Cermeno, Delfino Camacho,
Samantha Quinonez, Anthony Lipari and Igor Colonno
receive their 8-Ball checks
from Board Member Bob Tarlau
Cal Lutheran University
Students Obinna Anyanwu and Austin Gregory are joined
by 8 Ball's Bob Tarlau and David Grannis,
CLU Associate Professor of Film and Television.
Cal State University
Long Beach 2021
Fourth-year journalism student Joy Rowden receives
her 8 Ball grant check from Treasurer Doug Smith.
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.
East Los Angeles College
Board chairman Tony Valdez joins Professor Jean Stapleton in presenting grant checks to members of the Campus News.
Cal State University
Seniors Michaella Huck and Sade Richardson receive their grant checks.
Journalism Chair/Professor Linda Bowen joined Board Member
Bob Tarlau at the presentation.
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
Los Angeles Pierce College
Students Trisha Anas, left, and Cecilia Parada 8 Ball representative Reed Saxon, Media Arts Department chair
Jill Connelly and Associate Professor of Journalism Jeff Favre, right. (Photo by Jasmine Casanova).