Scholarship Recipients



The JTF Education Director takes thoughtful measures to insure that each Student Recipient feels very special upon receiving the carefully prepared JTF Scholarship Gifts.

Scholarship Gift Ensemble

Certificates of Recognition from elected officials are given to each student at the Ohana Picnic.

  • U.S. Congressman Darryll Issa, 49th District.
  • CA State Senator Mark Wyland, 38th District.
  • CA State Assemblymember Rocky Chavez, 74th District.
  • CA State Assemblymember Marie Waldron, 75th District .
  • San Diego County Supervisor Dave Roberts, District 3.
  • City of Encinitas Mayor Teresa Arballo Barth.
  • Encinitas Chamber of Commerce, Robert Gattinella, President.

Symbolic gifts of congratulations and best wishes are given at the Senior Awards or Graduation Ceremonies by organized teams of volunteers who go to each respective high school to present the gifts and take pictures of the students and their families.

  • A white kukui nut lei flown from Hawaii symbolizing congratulations and best wishes.
  • Jonathan Tarr Foundation Signature Certificate tied with red ribbon and scallop seashell.
  • The Writings on the Wall, a historical non-fiction book by Terry Tillman.
  • I AM, an inspirational book by Steve Viglione, CEO/Founder of The I AM Foundation.
  • The Windows of Opportunity Scholarship funding is sent via certified mail directly to the post-secondary institution chosen by each student recipient.

Recipient Year:
2013 - 2012 - 2011 - 2010 - 2009 - 2008 - 2007 - 2006
2005 - 2004 - 2003 - 2002 - 2001 - 2000 - 1999

2013 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Abdisalan N. Adan Hoover San Diego
Sarah Amposta Grossmont La Mesa
Tia N. Aumoeualogo Horizon Academy San Diego
Alondra J. Avila-Flores Oak Glen Valley Center
Alisa Y. Azhocar San Pasquel Academy Escondido
Paige A. Bowen Sunset Encinitas
Tiffany M. Brock North Coast Encinitas
Yoana N. Camposeco La Costa Canyon Carlsbad
Jaycie G. Cunningham Ocean Shores Oceanside
Rey A. Estrada Chaparral El Cajon
Silvia B. Favela Desert Valley Brawley
Jeneine M. Felarca Castle Park Chula Vista
Jesus A. Hernandez Twin Oaks San Marcos
Karina Hernandez Valley Escondido
Tyrone A. Hueitt, Jr Morse San Diego
Jaycee S. McNally Carlsbad Seaside Academy Carlsbad
Andrew J. Mejia Abraxas Poway
Marianna H. Morales Garfield San Diego
Yvonne P. Muliaga Vista Vista
Olivia J. Perry Palomar Chula Vista Sweetwater
Jamie Marie V. Pilar Eastlake Chula Vista
Juan M. Plasencia Ivy Fallbrook
Wendi L. Quijada Vista Vision Academy Vista
Ricardo Ramirez-Raya Murray Vista
Keiana J. Santos-Castro Morse San Diego
Adrian Saulo Madison San Diego
Yadira Valtierra Valley Center Valley Center
2012 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Shauntae D. McConico Abraxas Poway
Megan Baker Carlsbad Seaside Acad Carlsbad
Jessica L. Felarca Castle Park Chula Vista
Nyvine Habchi Chaparral El Cajon
Vincent N. Meraz Desert Valley Brawley
Teresa A. Lima Grossmont La Mesa
Ceaser J. Phillips Garfield San Diego
Itza Perez Hoover San Diego
Johnny S. Reth Ivy Fallbrook
Renzo B. Elias La Costa Canyon Carlsbad
Sophia J. Lin La Jolla La Jolla
Faauiao L. Limaila Lincoln San Diego
Raquel M. Taitingfong Madison San Diego
Bo Kealoha Kaimuloa Madison San Diego
Carla O. Fox Mission Bay San Diego
Iliana J. Guillen Murray Vista
Natasha A. Jadav North Coast Encinitas
Myra A. Nava Oak Glen Valley Center
Christopher A. Prosser Ocean Shores Oceanside
German A. Ricario Palomar Chula Vista Sweetwater
Kelsey E. Godknecht Palomar Vista Vista
Cody L. Kipp Sunset Encinitas
Tiawnee A. Soto-Flores Twin Oaks San Marcos
Marko A. Flores Valley Escondido
Elisabeth Loera Valley Center Valley Center
Esther Viveros Vista Vista
Emily H. Spencer West Hills Santee
2011 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Charlotte A. Arnold Helix Charter High School La Mesa
Taylor S Bell Sunset High School Encinitas
Michael C. Castillo Abraxas High School Poway
Humberto Esparza Valley Center High School Valley Center
Keilani Simmons Francisco Madison High School San Diego
Keosha S. Fredricks Mark Twain High School San Diego
Dulce K. Garcia San Pasquel Academy Escondido
Ben R. Gumbayan Grossmont High School La Mesa
Francisco J. Gutierrez Ocean Shores High School Oceanside
John W. Jenkins Ivy High School Fallbrook
Jennifer W. Jolley North Coast High School Encinitas
Loraine K Liwanag Abraxas High School Poway
Maria de los Angeles Lucas La Costa Canyon High School Carlsbad
Kelsey Joy Lujan Olympian High School Chula Vista
Thomas P. McCann Palomar Chula Vista High School Chula Vista
Briana Munoz Twin Oaks High School San Marcos
Joanna M. Munoz Garfield High School San Diego
Reina A Orozco Palomar Vista High School Vista
Rafael Pio, Jr Valley High School Escondido
Alina M. Revilla San Dieguito Academy High School Encinitas
Odessey M. Rubio Desert Valley High School Imperial
Dayanna Sandoval Vista High School Vista
Marissa L. Shoemaker Steele Canyon High School Spring Valley
Edith L. Simental Chaparral High School El Cajon
Brittney J. Smith Carlsbad Village Academy Carlsbad
Sirarotoga M. Solomona Lutheran High School San Diego San Diego
James L. Stanley La Jolla High School La Jolla
Issac J. Thrift Montgomery High School San Diego
Jesus H. Yanez Oak Glen High School Valley Center
2010 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Jose L. Aguilar Jr. Madison High School San Diego
Norhan Altimimi Chaparral High School, El Cajon
Arturo Angel Valley High School, Escondido
Opalla M. Barber Twin Oaks High School, San Marcos
Ashley G. Campos Palomar Chula Vista High School, Chula Vista
Edith Castillo San Dieguito High School Academy, Encinitas
Marisol Celaya Ocean Shores High School, Oceanside
Brittni L. Demnianiuk Abraxas High School, Poway
Carolina Felix Valhalla High School, El Cajon
Erik Fonseca, Ivy High School, Fallbrook
Alex T. Gaerlan Montecito High School, Ramona
Ethel Gijon La Costa Canyon High School, Carlsbad
Raylene K. Guerrero Kearny International High School, San Diego
Garrett D. Harmon Sunset High School, Encinitas
Jose L. Heredia Vista High School, Vista
Rosemary McDonnell-Horita Palomar Vista High School, Vista
Charlene M. Isaia Oceanside High School, Oceanside
Aurora G. Jaime Garfield High School, San Diego
Danielle L. Leuschen Steele Canyon High School, Campo
Robert V. Torres Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Alexa T. June North Coast High School, Encinitas
Patrick J. Maldonado Grossmont High School, La Mesa
Racquel O. Rodriguez Olympian High School, Chula Vista
Taityanna E. Santiago Morse High School, San Diego
Melissa R. Tauese Mark Twain High School, San Diego
Pedro Tomas Valley Center High School, Valley Center
Jarynn D. West Rancho Bernardo High School, Poway
Tyrone R. Williams Oak Glen High School, Valley Center
2009 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Steven A. Armendariz Palomar Vista, Vista
Oliva A. Auimatagi, Jr. Helix Charter HS, La Mesa
Ryan J. Bredeson Grossmont, La Mesa
Danielle T. Cohen Cortez Hill Academy, San Diego
Kameo K. De La Mora Mark Twain, San Diego
Taylor A. Durkee Sunset, Encinitas
Alex Ebrahim Kearny International, San Diego
Amber A. Elliott Granite Hills, El Cajon
Ivy Ellis Valley, Escondido
Mallory M. Fallin North Coast, Encinitas
Ivethe Garcia Oak Glen, Valley Center
Kaela M. Isaacson Hilltop, Chula Vista
Anna R. Lamb Chaparral, El Cajon
Sylvia A. Lopez Ocean Shores, Oceanside
Jarrod Keone Montoya Valhalla, El Cajon
Marari Morales Valley Center, Escondido
Alijia R. Morrison Garfield, San Diego
Nancy C. Ojeda Twin Oaks, San Marcos
Aiea E. Peiler Vista, Vista
Reena Pousui Palomar Chula Vista, Chula Vista
Edna Rodriguez Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Iliana E. Sanchez San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas
Jericha G. Segi Ivy, Fallbrook
Fabiola Soto Montecito, Santee
Christian M. Yapjoco Abraxas, Poway
2008 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Nicole Joy Andrade Garfield High School, San Diego
Briana K. Blackwell Vallhalla High School, El Cajon
Emily L. Bruce North Coast High School, Encinitas
Nicole Lisa Cruz Mt Miguel High School, Spring Valley
Kaite A. Doyle Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Kimberley Laura Elbert Abraxas High School, Poway
Brittany Z. Faiai Audeo High School, San Diego
Brandon A. Florey Chaparral High School, El Cajon
Ryan Dean Foster Sunset High School, Encinitas
Melinda Fuimoano Bonita Vista High School, Chula Vista
Froilan L. Hermoso Grossmont High School, La Mesa
Roman Hollis Oak Glen High School, Valley Center
Michelle L. Jones Muir High School, San Diego
Simione T. Lomu Chula Vista High School, Chula Vista
Peniamina K. Maiava Ivy High School, Fallbrook
Taylor Marlin Palomar Vista High School, Vista
Tinoa Marquardt Ocean Shores High School, Oceanside
Merdin M. Mohommed Mt Miguel High School, Spring Valley
Jonathan Paul Motes Valley High School, Escondido
Khanh T. Nguyen Kearny International High School, San Diego
Lucero Padron Twin Oaks High School, San Marcos
Patriss T. Rae Palomar Chula Vista High School, Chula Vista
Harmony I. Saunders Mark Twain High School, San Diego
Leilani D. Schumaker Montecito High School, Santee
Sashieana A. Scott Muir High School, San Diego
Leilani L. Turonis Mark Twain High School, San Diego
Emily L. Wood Granite Hills High School, El Cajon
2007 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Ashley R. McGee Center City High School
Emmanuel James Penera Torrey Pines High School
Antonio A. Gonzalez La Costa Canyon High School
Melanie N. Fantus Sunset High School
Noelle Cunningham North Coast High School
Jose A. Miranda Coronado High School
Mattias A. Lennox Twin Oaks High School
Matthew T. Matrascia Abraxas High School
Aaron G. Hargrove Chaparral High School
Kalodiah G. Toma Grossmont High School
Ashley Macaysa Mt Miguel High School
Jonathan B. Alfano Vallhalla High School
Brittaney A. Bellgardt El Capitan High School
Carlos E. Gaerlan Montecito High School
Marcie A. Stinson Phoenix High School
Josue Alvarez Valley High School
Melanie D. Stewart Carlsbad Village Academy
Carolynne S. Eng Carlsbad Village Academy
Debbie Jo Kose Alta Vista High School
Ana L. Alegria Ivy High School
Roberto Rangel Ivy High School
Maria Fe Ramirez Palomar High School
Michelle M. Murray Palomar High School
Natalie L. Hernandez Garfield High School
Justus A. Kellerman Garfield High School
Keshawna A. Davis Mark Twain High School
Kyle G. Hollis Oak Glen High School
Andra P. Toluao Ocean Shores High School
Tiana Faapouli Pacific View Charter
Sofia Sanginez Carlsbad High School
Erik R. Placensia Granite Hills High School
Joshua Y. Tauanu’u Mira Mesa High School
James C. Mason High Tech High School
Jasmine M. Pulu Morse High School
Sean K. Williams Calvary Chapel High School
Kristen Parugianog Helix High School
2006 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Wesley Akeli Carlsbad HS, Carlsbad
Andrea Alfano Valhalla HS, El Cajon
Mauricia Atempa La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
Dolores Arroyo Torrey Pines HS, Del Mar
Tawnee Austin Granite Hills HS, El Cajon
Rosalinda Barboza Ocean Shores HS, Oceanside
Mallory Bell Ivy HS, Fallbrook
Randi Bitner Sunset HS, Encinitas
Kristi Brown Montecito HS, Ramona
Kristian Castellon Valley HS, Escondido
Gabe DeLaCruz Oak Glen HS, Valley Center
Holly Desbien Palomar HS, Chula Vista
Angelin E. Macedo Twin Oaks HS, San Marcos
Janelle Fejeran Otay Ranch HS, Chula Vista
Todd Greenley Ivy HS, Fallbrook
Danyalle Grant Garfield HS, San Diego
Mary Jularbal Montgomery HS, San Diego
Trang Li Mark Twain HS, San Diego
Jamie Newton El Capitan HS, Lakeside
Tanya Luxenburg Abraxas HS, Poway
Valerie Marrone Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Michelle Miranda Grossmont HS, La Mesa
Kayla Mount Pacific View Charter
Melinda O' Leary Montecito HS, Ramona
Clarissa Puentes Mt. Miguel HS, Spring Valley
Rachael Smith Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Bryce Storm Chaparral HS, El Cajon
Christopher Tumay Valhalla HS, El Cajon
Daisy Villalba Alta Vista HS
Ingrid VonderWische San Diego Academy
Josephine Wancho Garfield HS, San Diego
Mariela Xinol MAEGA Sunset
2005 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
James Alburty Grossmont HS, La Mesa
Joseph H. Bailey Valley HS, Escondido
Briseyda Bejar Twin Oaks HS, San Marcos
Stephen E. Capossere Monte Vista HS, Spring Valley
John B. Castillo Mark Twain HS, San Diego
Stephen A, Colbertson Montecito HS, Ramona
Jason A. Cook Abraxas HS, Poway
Michael C. Cooper Abraxas HS, Poway
Sara E. Downer Oak Glen HS, Valley Center
Sentiyhu M. Ejigu Garfield HS, San Diego
Janina T. Falo Madison HS, San Diego
Myriam M. Flores Ivy HS, Fallbrook
Ericka M. Fowler Coronado HS, San Diego
Cristina A. Garcia Borrego Springs HS, Borrego Springs
Roberto A. Garcia San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas
Jennifer M. Gault Ocean Shores HS, Oceanside
Brennan N. Guerrero Palomar HS, Chula Vista
Lizette Guerrero Palomar HS, Chula Vista
Michael C. Hara University HS, San Diego
Summer B. Johnson Sunset HS, Encinitas
Bradley C. Kamau Grossmont HS, La Mesa
Sasha C. Knox High Tech HS, San Diego
Sheila K. Moyer La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
Jessie K. Munson Montecito HS, Ramona
Jonathan T. Nortz Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Roya Z. Rahimpaur Garfield HS, San Diego
Dawne R. Rivers Chaparral HS, El Cajon
Brian M. Ruiterman, Torrey Pines HS, Del Mar
Richard Torres Oak Glen HS, Valley Center
2004 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Hazelyn Ash Torrey Pines HS, Del Mar
Eric Borja Coronado HS, Coronado
Kimberly Duarte Twin Oaks HS, San Marcos
Adi Estrada Abraxas HS, Poway
Jason Gable Chaparral HS, El Cajon
Jennifer M. Garbiso Montecito HS, Ramona
James W. Geddes Valley HS, Escondido
Nicole S. Kim Steele Canyon HS, Spring Valley
DeAndrea Harvey-Spencer Abraxas HS, Poway
Stephanie M. Hollinger Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Hanni S Horner Julian HS, Julian
Megan L. Lambert Sunset, Encinitas
Phillip Mata Jr Orange Glen HS, Escondido
Emmanuel Molina Palomar HS, Vista
Miguel Ochoa Ivy HS, Fallbrook
Cristina L. Perez Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Dane K. Porlas University HS, San Diego
Cesiah A. Ramos Palomar HS Chula Vista
Patricia Robles Garfield HS, San Diego
Estrellita M Rodriguez San Dieguito Academy, Encinitas
Kendra M. Rodriguez Montecito HS, Ramona
Arnulfo P. Ruiz Ocean Shores HS, Oceanside
Morgan A. Schenck Garfield HS, San Diego
Gogo S. Solomona Hilltop HS, Chula Vista
Rachel J. Sambrano Oak Glen HS, Valley Center
Blanca N. Soria Oak Glen HS, Valley Center
Tina D. Trinh Mark Twain HS, San Diego
Alma M. Vasquez Borrego Springs HS, Borrego Springs
Yesenia Vasquez La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
Richard C. Williams Oak Glen HS, Valley Center
2003 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Melissa Steves Alta Vista HS, Vista
Ricardo Baez Alta Vista HS, Vista
Ryan Zinky Abraxas HS, Poway
Shawna Dowd Chapparal HS, El Cajon
Christina Villerreal Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
Michelle San Pedro Garfield HS, San Diego
Vanessa Lacuesta Garfield HS, San Diego
Mario Guzman Ivy HS, Fallbrook
Rebecca Cline La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
Yazmin Tabarez Montecito HS, Ramona
Alice Kenyon Montecito HS, Ramona
Bertha Moreno Mark Twain HS, San Diego
Juana Solis Mark Twain HS, San Diego
Lorena Avina Oak Glen HS, Valley Center
Oscar Huerta Ocean Shores HS, Oceanside
Eva Alvarez Ocean Shores HS, Oceanside
Kermith Davidson, Jr. Palomar HS, Chula Vista
Brenda Guzman San Dieguito HS Academy, Encinitas
Ryan Bobier Sunset HS, Encinitas
Martina Lozano Twin Oaks HS, San Marcos
Chasity Ruiz Valley HS, Escondido
Emmanuel Flores Valley HS, Escondido
2003 Pacific Islander Festival Association/
Jonathan Tarr Memorial Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Kelly Auimatagi Mt Miguel HS, San Diego
Kanani Brown La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
Amira Dolfo Madison HS, San Diego
Pamela Geniza Eastlake HS, Chula Vista
Jabari Hawkins Gompers Secondary School, San Diego
Vailala Salazar San Diego HS, San Diego
Undergraduate Students:
Laaulepona Faapouli Cal State Northridge
David Ka'aha'aina San Diego Mesa College
Christina Stiffler San Diego State University
Nicole Terrazas Southwestern College
2002 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Johana Ramirez La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
Omar Conseco San Dieguito HS Academy, Encinitas
Kenia A. Ortiz Ocean Shores HS, Oceanside
Alma Munoz Palomar HS, Chula Vista
Aubrey Blacklidge Sunset HS, Encinitas
Amber Gustafson Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
2002 Pacific Islander Festival Association/
Jonathan Tarr Memorial Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Faiiluga Falo Madison HS, San Diego
Daniella Iwatsu Serra HS, San Diego
Edieann Stanley La Jolla HS, La Jolla
Jocelyn Ventura Chula Vista HS, Chula Vista
Kathryn Reyes Rancho Bernardo HS, Rancho Bernardo
Undergraduate Students:
Alicia Simpliciano San Diego State University
Devon McIntyre UCLA
Roger Lee Evans Southwestern College
2001 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Jodi Kay Kolts La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
Anton J. Anderson San Dieguito HS Academy, Encinitas
Maribel Hernandez Ocean Shores HS, Oceanside
Theresa Lynn Natske Palomar HS, Chula Vista
Michael Benjamin Cannis Sunset HS, Encinitas
Lauren A. Humphrey Carlsbad Village Academy, Carlsbad
2001 Pacific Islander Festival Association/
Jonathan Tarr Memorial Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Alicia Simpliciano Bonita Vista HS, Chula Vista
Megan Pangacian Madison HS, San Diego
Nicole Johnson Morse HS, San Diego
2000 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Sarah Peevey Sunset HS, Encinitas
Kristina Becht San Dieguito HS Academy, Encinitas
Maritza Martinez La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
2000 Pacific Islander Festival Association/
Jonathan Tarr Memorial Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors
Roger Lee Evans Point Loma HS, San Diego
1999 Jonathan Tarr Foundation Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Kara Marie Athey Sunset HS, Encinitas
Alexander A. Cuillo San Dieguito HS Academy, Encinitas
Omar Munyan La Costa Canyon HS, Carlsbad
1999 Pacific Islander Festival Association/
Jonathan Tarr Memorial Scholarships
Graduating High School Seniors:
Vanessa Inzunza Madison HS, San Diego
If you are interested in applying for this scholarship and you are a student at any of the participating schools, see your counselor or contact The Jonathan Tarr Foundation Education Director, JonathanTarrFoundation@gmail.com

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