$1 million in Simon Youth Scholarships includes award for local Los Angeles student

Local Los Angeles student Shan Shakoor will continue his education at Woodbury University in Burbank this fall with the help of The Shops at Montebello and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF).


Shakoor, of Glendale, has received a Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship valued at $1,500. The scholarship was awarded in partnership between The Shops at Montebello and Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national non-profit organization dedicated to providing educational and career development opportunities for youth.


Shakoor is a recent graduate of St. Francis High School in La Canada and exemplified himself through academic excellence, leadership skills, and participation in both school and community activities. He plans to study Business atWoodbury University in the fall.


“We are very proud of the Simon Youth Scholarships program, because it has given us the opportunity to support the academic endeavors of promising youth right here in our community,” said Marida Petitjean, Director of Marketing and Business Development at The Shops at Montebello.


Simon Youth Scholarships are awarded annually to at least one student in every U.S. community that is home to a Simon®property. This year, approximately $1.1 million will be awarded.


“Simon Youth Community Scholarships reward academic excellence across the country and help students to continue their education,” said J. Michael Durnil, President and CEO of SYF.  “Financial concerns should never be the reason preventing a child from pursuing their dreams.”


About SYF

Simon Youth Foundation, a national nonprofit, exists to help at-risk students, who are on the verge of dropping out of high school, graduate. Through 22 Simon Youth Academies in 11 states and Simon Youth Scholarships, SYF advocates, creates and initiates educational opportunities for students. In partnership with local public schools, SYF has maintained a 90% graduation rate at its Academies since inception, graduated more than 13,000 students, and awarded more than $13 million in scholarships.  Learn more at syf.org.


About The Shops at Montebello

The Shops at Montebello is a modern indoor super regional shopping center featuring four department stores and more than 160 shops, eateries, and restaurants—remaining the leader for shopping in the San Gabriel Valley. The Shops at Montebello is home to Macy’s, jcpenney, Forever 21, Coach, G by Guess, Old Navy and more, with dining options such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Hikari Sushi, Marie Callender’s and Olive Garden. The Shops at Montebello serves communities in San Gabriel Valley and East Los Angeles including Montebello, Monterey Park, and Rosemead. With its modernized look and feel, The Shops at Montebello strives to provide the best shopping experience with its retailer and dining selections for the entire family.

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Credit: Shops at Montebello and Simon Youth Foundation.


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