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College Scholarships

The 2021 Dream Big Scholarships 

Dr. Barbara Christen and Angel Contrera, Futures and Options Summer 2008 Internship Program

Former Executive Director Patty Machir

Patricia Machir, Futures and Options Executive Director 2007-2021

Each year, Futures and Options is proud to award the Barbara L. Christen Scholarship to an exemplary Futures and Options high school senior in honor of our organization's founder. This year, as part of our Dream Big Scholarship program, there will be a new second scholarship for our retiring Executive Director, Patricia S. Machir. Two students will each receive a $10,000 scholarship awarded over four years ($2,500 per year) to be used for college expenses. To be eligible to apply, you must fulfill the below criteria:

  • Be a (rising) high school senior who is starting college at a 4-year school in fall 2022.
  • Have successfully completed the Futures and Options' Career Essentials and/or Internship (including Futures Academy Program)
  • Have an average of 85% or above.

The application is closed for the 2021-2022 school year.

For any questions please contact Sam Kahn at  


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