Scholarship Programs for Littles

The Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship Program
In 2000, Al and Cathy, along with their children, Tom and Patti, created the Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship program. The program provides scholarships to deserving Little Brothers and Littlle Sisters who have bright minds, big dreams, and little means to make their dreams of a college education a reality. Following the loss of their parents, both Al and Cathy benefited immensely from the intervention of caring adult mentors early in life. Years later, they decided to give something back. Al and Cathy chose to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) because it is the largest and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. This four year, renewable scholarship provides support for deserving young men and women who have matured as "Littles" though the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. By combining resources from the Annexstad Family Foundation and the specific university, the program's goal is to assure funds for tuition, fees, room, board and books.

Eligibility (New Scholarships)

To qualify for an Annexstad Family Foundation Scholarship a student must:

  • Be enrolled full-time as a high school senior.
  • Be accepted as a full-time student at a participating college or university.
  • Demonstrate significant financial need. Financial need will be determined by the participating educational institution upon receipt of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Have matured as a "little" through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Desert's program and will be formally recommended by BBBSD.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to pursuing a bachelor's degree from one of the four-year institutions that partner with the Annexstad Family Foundation. Participating colleges in California include University of Redlands, Loyola Marymount University and University of Californian at Berkeley.

Eligibility Renewals (Ongoing)

  • Scholarships will be renewed annually for those recipients who maintain the eligibility requirements.

If you are interested in applying or have questions, please contact Judy T. May, Executive Director of BBBSD at 1-760-568-3977 or email at

For further information on the Annexstad Family Foundation, please go to their web site:


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