Congratulations to this year’s Saint Paul Central High School Foundation Scholarship Recipients: 

Vanessa Meyer – Class of 1966

Maeve Murphy – Class of 1966 

John Brooks – Philando Castile Memorial

Habibo Abshir – Central High School Foundation 

Risku Adam – Central High School Foundation

A’Niyah Banks – Central High School Foundation

Jade Davis – Central High School Foundation

Julia Dudley – Central High School Foundation

Zakaria Gutu – Central High School Foundation

Janet Hernandez Madariaga – Central High School Foundation

Paw Kaw Hser – Central High School Foundation

Ellery Moore – Central High School Foundation

Wyatt Robertson – Central High School Foundation

Ryan Son – Central High School Foundation

Lily Yang – Central High School Foundation

Eden Dodge – Fischer Anderson 

Erin Lowry – Class of 1999 Heart and Soul

John Brooks – Heiruspecs

Maude Lorr – Heiruspecs

Sitra Abdulkadir – Class of 1970 Greg Janisch

Charles Layrock – Class of 1970 Greg Janisch

Kamila Gutierrez – Mary Mackbee Legacy 

Christine Horchner – Nancy Berkley in honor of Eva Malmen         

Anissa Phelps – Natala Family 

Eleni Phillips – Nora Longley Memorial 

Grace Philippon – Raymond A. Reister

Kyra Rocha – Tom Rohricht 

Central Honors Philando Event on August 21, 2022 from 1pm to 5:00pm

This year’s Central Honors Philando event will be back in person at Dunning Recreation Center. More details can be found at the Central Honors Philando Facebook page or website. This annual event has been online for the last couple of years and we are all looking forward to gathering again as a community to honor Philando. Philando Castile’s high school classmates began organizing community gatherings back in August of 2016 to celebrate his life and to raise money for a scholarship in his name.

UPDATE: Senior Honors Night 2021 

Senior Honors Night is rescheduled for June 2, 2021 at 7 pm and will be streamed on Central’s Central Morning News (CMN) YouTube channel: linked here

Central Update 

At the February 23,2021 St Paul Board of Education meeting, Superintendent Gothard announced that the district would like to send middle and high school students back to in person learning. 

Scholarship Applications – NOW OPEN!!! 

Applications to apply for the 2021 Scholarships will remain open from March 8- April 12. Any of the 401 seniors who plan to graduate this year from Central High School can apply. Applications are due on April 12, 2021 and can be accessed here. Members of the St. Paul Central High School Foundation and partner committees will review the applications in April and award 23 scholarships to the Class of 2021 at the end of May. 

23 scholarships will be awarded to 2021 Central Graduates:

  • Twelve Foundation Scholarships 
  • One Mary Mackbee Scholarship 
  • Three Heiruspecs Scholarships
  • One Philando Castile Scholarship
  • One Janisch Scholarship 
  • One Nora Longley Scholarship 
  • One Nancy Berkley Scholarship
  • One Terrill Family Scholarship
  • One Rohricht Scholarship
  • One Fischer Anderson Scholarship
  • One Heart and Soul (class of 1999) Scholarship 

Here are a few excerpts from Central Foundation Scholars’ thank you letters:

“Having this scholarship gives me so much hope and motivation and determination to go to school and to pursue my dreams.” Padra, Class of 2017

“Dear Central High Foundation, thank you so much for honoring me with this scholarship money. I am incredibly appreciative of this vote of confidence and your faith in my future – I promise to do my best to fulfill it.” – Kaaha, Class of 2018 

“These funds are helping me to actualize my dreams and focus on my creative success instead of monetary stresses. I am looking forward to an amazing four years of college and am so thankful for Central for making me the person I am today.”   –Isadora, Class of 2020

Amazon Smile 

Did you know that you can designate St. Paul Central High School Foundation in your Amazon account  by using Amazon Smile?  You can choose St. Paul Central High School Foundation as the designated charity and Amazon donates .5% to the Foundation.

Our Mission 

For over 30 years, the Foundation has been supporting Central seniors with scholarships. This year may look different, but we will continue to raise these funds and support Central students, no matter the circumstances!


You can also write a check and mail it to:

St. Paul Central High School Foundation

P.O. Box 8082

St. Paul, MN 55108

(please include your email address so we can thank you promptly) 

We accept donations through donor advised funds (DAF), individual retirement accounts (IRA) and stock.

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The Saint Paul Central High School Foundation is a non-profit organization exempt from tax under section 501(c)(3) of the IRS code (#41-1586189). Your contribution may be deducted to the extent allowed by law. We recommend you consult your tax advisor.