Education & Scholarships
Preparing Our Future Leaders
When students have access to continue their education, we all win. Unique is the underserved individual who unselfishly serves others. Our funds are awarded to those that make great sacrifices in early life to put others first.
$10K in scholarship awarded to 10 underserved high school seniors each year.
$1.817M has been granted to 380 deserving high school seniors since our inception.
5 Special Projects
Our 2023 Community Service Scholarship is now open! Click the link below to apply today. Applications are due on November 8th, 2023.
Good Tidings Scholarship Recipients
2021 Scholarship Recipients
- Ashleigh Davila – St. Ignatius College Prep
- Arlette Del Toro – Watsonville High School
- Mohammed Lashuel – South San Francisco High School
- Shirley Le – Oakland High School
- Kaylie Li – Balboa High School
- Agnes Liang – Mission High School
- Vy Ly – Piedmont Hills High School
- Alexia Martin- Pacific Grove High School
- Brendon Phuong – Silver Creek High School
- Kalia Salviejo-Camacho – Everett Alvarez High School
2020 Scholarship Recipients
- Dania Alfakoos – Oakland Technical High School
- Isaiah Christopher Carter – Vanden High School
- Hugo Chayrez – Everett Alvarez High School
- Shavonne Hines-Foster – Lowell High School
- Mia Irvin-Pollard – Oakland High School
- Jennifer Navarro – Everett Alvarez High School
- Rana Salam – Balboa High School
- Esmeralda Saldviar – North Monterey County High School
- Alana Stull – Castilleja School
- Laura Trinh – Lowell High School
2019 Scholarship Recipients
- Felix Andam – St. Ignatius College Preparatory
- Aditi Bagepalli – Doughtery Valley High School
- Crystal Chan – Lowell High School
- Arisbeth Chavez – Everett Alvarez High School
- Kahlim Davis – Alameda High School
- Madeeha Khan – El Cerrito High School
- Edward Oliveri – Village Oaks High School
- Liliana Ortiz – California School for the Deaf
- Geraldine Urgel – John O’Connell High School
- Kevin Zhao – Thurgood Marshall Academic High School
2018 Scholarship Recipients
- Mohammed Al-Olefi – Life Academy
- Jason Chu – Oakland High School
- Taylor Cintra – Terra Linda High School
- Julien Fish – Casa Roble High School
- Emma Healy – Napa High School
- Sabria Henry-Hunter – Everett Alvarez High School
- O’Philia Le – Alameda Science & Technology Institute
- Myriam Leon-Fernando – Sequoia High School
- Sabrina McFarland – Lick-Wilmerding High School
- Daija Rogers-Breland – Berkeley High School
GT Scholar Alumni
Our past alumni have accomplished so much due to their drive, determination, and your donation. Our alumni are passionate about giving back to kids just like them so that every child has the chance to chase their dreams.
Ali Hinga Nevitt
Ali Hinga Nevitt graduated from Aptos High School and was a member of the inaugural class of Good Tidings Community Service Scholars. Through the generosity of the Good Tidings Foundation, she was able to pursue her passion for public service at the University of San Diego where she worked in the San Diego and Tijuana communities on issues such as children’s rights and sexual assault. She then attended the University of California Davis School of Law where her achievements included working in the Immigration Law Clinic, serving as Senior Editor for the Journal of International Law and Policy, winning the Best Brief Award at the National Moot Court Competition, and graduating as a Public Interest Law Scholar.
After law school, Ali served as a judicial clerk for the United States District Court, Eastern District of California. She currently lives in Washington, D.C. with her husband and three children and works as an Assistant Attorney General for the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia.
Throughout her career, Ali has worked with community organizations that focus on poverty, human rights, healthcare access, and education. The exceptional work of the Good Tidings Foundation continues to inspire Ali to pursue public service and she is eternally grateful for Good Tidings’ support. Ali now sits on the Board of Directors of Good Tidings Foundation.
“I found out on Friday evening that I passed the CA bar. More importantly, I wanted to personally thank you & the foundation for selecting me as a scholarship recipient. You were the first people to believe in me, and that belief taught me to believe in myself. I was born in Vietnam to a POW, and had no place/future in Vietnam so we sought refuge in the United States. Growing up, my parents spoke no English and my father made only $8k a year. We lived in east side San Jose where my teachers were TFA members and graduating high school was rare. If anyone told me back then that I’d be an attorney someday I would’ve never believed them. But after I received the scholarship I told myself that if these people who don’t know me believe in me, I needed to believe in myself. Less than a year later, I ended up going to Emory and three years ago I started at Notre Dame Law. Now I’m clerking in DC, and will soon be sworn in to be a licensed attorney. Thank you, Larry. You forever changed my life.”
“I graduated from San Jose State University with a B.A in political science and a minor in African American studies. During my last year at San Jose State, I was the Associated Students (Student Government) President. After college, I interned in CA State Senator Elaine Alquist’s office in San Jose. I later graduated from Humphreys University Law School in Stockton. I am currently working as a field representative for CA State Senator Cathleen Galgiani in her Stockton District Office. As a field representative I present certificates on behalf of the Senator, attend events, help constituents with state issues, and organize events.”
Zephanii Smith Eisenstat
Zephanii, who is both a Coca-Cola Scholar and a Bill and Melinda Gates Millennium Scholar, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Government from Claremont McKenna College in May 2013 and a Master of Arts Degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from the University of the Pacific in May 2015. She’s been elected to serve on two national boards: the NAACP and the United Nations Association-USA. She’s currently serving as Vice-Chair of the national Partnerships & Collaborations committee; and as co-chair of the Global Leadership Summit and Lobby Day.