The Paul Livadary and Mary Christopher Scholarship
Pasadena Waldorf School's Paul Livadary and Mary Christopher Scholarship is a needs-based merit scholarship established to benefit new and returning Pasadena Waldorf School (PWS) students who are entering the 9th grade. Up to four scholarships will be awarded based on merit and demonstrated financial need. The award amount is up to $2,500 per student, in addition to Tuition Assistance, and is renewable for each of the four years of high school, contingent upon maintaining good academic and social standing, meeting expectations of scholars, and continuing to demonstrate financial need.
About Paul Livadary and Mary Christopher
Paul Livadary is the founder and original visionary of Pasadena Waldorf School. Paul opened the doors to Pasadena Waldorf School with seven students in a rented church classroom. The following year, Mary Christopher joined the school as the first grade class teacher and became an early guiding influence in educating the children coming to the school. With the acquisition of the Paquita Lick Machris campus in the 1980’s and the move of our high school, preschool, and parent-child programs to the new McComb Mendocino Campus in 2016, today Pasadena Waldorf School is a vital and thriving school, serving over 300 students from parent-child through high school with an inspired education that has the potential to change the world, one child at a time. It is Paul's and Mary’s wish that the grant be used towards creating the Paul Livadary and Mary Christopher Scholarship to make Waldorf Education more affordable to children who might not otherwise be able to attend.
Paul Livadary and Mary Christopher
The McComb Scholarship Fund
Thanks to a generous grant from the Marshall and Margherite McComb Foundation, the Paul Livadary and Mary Christopher Scholarship was established to benefit new and returning Pasadena Waldorf School students with demonstrated financial need who are entering High School at the McComb Mendocino campus.
- Admitted for 9th grade for the 2020-21 school year
- Qualify for Tuition Assistance at PWS
- Demonstrate academic, artistic and practical capacities
- Display a variety of interests, engagement and curiosity in the wider world
- Show leadership potential and social skills
Scholarship Application Packet
- Scholarship Application Form
- Two Letters of Recommendation (one-page maximum each)
- one from a teacher who has taught the student in the past two years
- one from an adult non-family member
- Letter of Interest from Student (one-page maximum)
- Supporting materials around interests in the wider world. Examples might include writing and/or creative arts portfolio, community volunteer experience, membership/leadership in outside organizations, athletics achievements/activities, etc.
Scholarship Award Process
The Scholarship Committee reviews applications and identifies scholarship recipients. Scholarships are renewable if eligibility is met annually.
Paul Livadary and Mary Christopher Scholarship recipients participate in the High School Ambassador program representing the school at specific events, interacting with donors, and maintaining a high level of academic and social standards throughout the year.
Pasadena Waldorf School does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’s sex (including gender, gender identity, gender expression, transgender, pregnancy and breastfeeding), race (including traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, hair texture and protective hairstyles), color, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, religious creed (including religious dress and grooming), sexual orientation (including heterosexuality, homosexuality and bisexuality), age (40 and over), marital status, military or veteran status, genetic characteristic or genetic information, physical or mental disability, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws in any of its policies, practices, procedures, or programs.