Established in 2014 in honor of former DFCU CEO Barbara Lamberth, two (2) $1,000 scholarship awards are given to one (1) high school student and one (1) current college student. Scholarship is based on academic excellence and involvement in the Downey community. High School applicants must live in Downey or attend a Downey high school and college applicants must have attended a Downey high school or live in Downey. Applications are distributed via the high school counselors and are also available online.
These awards recognize Seniors who excel academically at Downey and Warren High School. Awards are given in the amount of $250 to the top student in each area of study as determined by the department heads. Checks and recognition are given at a special award ceremony held at Downey and Warren High School each May.
These grants are given every year in December at a special reception to deserving educators in Downey. These grants range in amounts from $250-$1,000 and can be used for special equipment, field trips, or programming that will enrich the lives of their students. This is open to all educators in Downey working at public or private schools. Applications are distributed to the schools in September and are also available online.