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In honor of Myrna, and her dedication to the students of Oxnard School District, the Myrna Abdel-Gawad Memorial Scholarship Fund (the Myrna Scholarship) has been formed. It is founded by a group of colleagues, and her daughter, and is intended to provide assistance to a student striving to attain a …

Myrna

Myrna Abdel-Gawad was an awarding-winning bilingual teacher for two decades in the
Oxnard School District in Oxnard, California. An educator for over five decades,
she worked hard to help her students become strong and successful. A teacher for over five decades, she worked hard to help her students become strong and successful. She was particularly dedicated to her students who are now known as DREAMers….

She also worked as a powerful negotiator with the Oxnard Educators Association, gaining better pay, benefits and working conditions for her fellow educators. She was named Teacher of the Year, and after retiring in 2002, she was honored with a resolution of commendation by the Oxnard School District. Prior to her work in Oxnard, she taught students in Fairfax County, VA; Harlem, New York; Cairo, Egypt; and Kaiserslautern, Germany.

 

Scholarship Information for Students

We are looking for students who: Have attended at least one full school year (grades K-8) in the Oxnard School District; Are Seniors between ages 16-18, graduating from an Oxnard Union High School District high school such as Channel Islands, Pacifica, Oxnard, Hueneme, Rio Mesa, Frontier, Camarillo, Rancho Campana, or …