A 501 (c)(3) Public Non-Profit Foundation

Financial awards and scholarships for those students who have "turned it around."


Since the creation of the Anthony Brucia Awards, over $150,000 has been provided to students graduating from Central California high schools.  The students are special as they have made great strides to turn their lives around before their senior year in school.  Many  from abusive family situations.   Most have gone on to college with some entering a vocational school or the military.  Recent winners who have been successful in college have also been awarded Anthony Brucia scholarships as they continue their education.

The application process begins in the early spring of each year when procedural letters and applications are sent out to high school scholarship counselors.  These schools include comprehensive, continuation, community, independent and charter schools. The elgible counties are:  Kern, Tulare, Kings, Fresno, Madera, Merced, Stanislaus, San Joaquin,  Mariposa,  Tuolumne, Inyo, Mono, Monterey, San Benito and San Luis Obispo.

 Most of our winners have two things in common;  1) someone who reviews and makes suggestions on their draft application essay.  Usually it is a teacher or counselor, and 2)   the help of a mentor to "turn it around."  There are a minimum of five  new $1,000 winners each year, and each winner can return for the next three years to receive and additional $1000 per year.   An additional  number of unique donor supported awards are also provided each year.

Special thanks to the San Joaquin section of CASCWA who do all the fund raising through their  many workshops and donor requests.  100% of all donations are distributed to our winners.  Each donor receives a nice thank-you receipt with the Foundations tax free federal identification number.

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***Summary Essays of Past Award Winners***

DONATE Make a check out to "Anthony Brucia Success Awards" and send to: ABSA c/o CASCWA, P.O. Box 307 Ceres, CA 95307. A tax deductible thank-you letter will be returned. Major donations can be given to winners in your or your company's name.  Our federal employer ID # is 82-5270956

ABOUT PRIVATE DONATIONSWe receive many inquires each year regarding special donations.  These are donations that a family or company wish to award in the name of their family, or perhaps a child or spouse who has passed away.  Some are in the name of the donating company. We endorse and joyfully provide these awards, choosing winners from our large applicant base.  Recipients are either a high school senior or a higher education student who has overcome adversity to achieve success. The donor does not have to advertise, read applications, select winners or prepare the award certificate.  This is all done by the foundation.   Our contributors are always invited to the annual awards ceremony.  You may email Joe Brucia ( or contact any Board member for additional information.

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