Local High School Student Awarded College Scholarship by The Shops at Montebello


The Shops at Montebello, a Simon center, today announced its local college scholarship winner. Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), a national nonprofit that champions educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds, provides the scholarship. Each year, SYF awards a scholarship to a deserving student that lives within 50 miles of a Simon property.


The recipient is Victoria Corona, a graduate of Cantwell-Sacred Heart of Mary High School in Montebello. She will study at Pasadena City College this fall with plans to attend Sonoma State University for her bachelor’s degree. Corona is the recipient of the Simon Youth Foundation Community Scholarship, a $1,500 scholarship awarded to individuals based on academic achievement, financial need and leadership involvement at school as well as within their surrounding community.


“Simon Youth Foundation is a national organization, but we can feel the benefit of its efforts right here at home,” said Marida Petitjean, director of marketing and business development at The Shops at Montebello. “We are incredibly proud to award this scholarship to Victoria as she continues her studies this autumn.”


Corona received her scholarship during a special check presentation at The Shops at Montebello on Thursday, June 22. For more up-to-date news and events, follow The Shops at Montebello on FacebookTwitter or Instagram.


About Simon Youth Foundation

Simon Youth Foundation is a national nonprofit based in Indianapolis and is rated as a Four Star Charity by Charity Navigator. SYF exists to help at-risk students who are on the verge of dropping out of high school stay in school. Through 30 Simon Youth Academies in 12 states and Simon Youth Scholarships, SYF advocates, creates and initiates educational opportunities for students by creating learning environments primarily inside Simon malls. In partnership with local public schools, SYF has maintained a 90% graduation rate at its Academies since inception, graduated more than 14,000 students, and awarded more than $16 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, Macy’s Home, JCPenney, Forever 21, Coach, G by Guess, H&M, Cotton On, Papaya and more, with dining options such as BJ’s Restaurant and Brewery, Hikari Sushi, 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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