Grants

PHHS faculty, coaches, administrators, and parents may download a Grant Request form (see below) and send the completed form to the PHHSAA Board of Directors (Board) for consideration when a funding need is not being met by the San Diego Unified School District. The Board meets approximately four times per year to consider and vote on such requests. The Board's decisions are generally based on the perceived need, the number of students and classes who will benefit from the grant, the amount of funding requested, and the funds available for grant. The Board's decisions are final, although grant requestors are encouraged to resubmit a Grant Request the following year if the Board's decision is due to current year funding limitations.

PHHSAA Grant Request form: Google Doc PDF

Please submit the completed Grant Request form to Bill McColl.

About Grants

An initial goal for the formation of the Patrick Henry High School Alumni Association, Inc. (PHHSAA) was to help the administration with financial support for the purchase of uniforms. Equipment and other teaching aids to help lead the breadth of the Patriots’ sports programs back to the heyday which you more than likely attended the school. With more and more budgetary cutbacks at the School District in these areas, the support from your PHHSAA is having an even greater impact. The groundwork is now being laid by Principal Michelle Irwin with the recent additions of J. Cody Clark as the Boys Soccer Head Coach and Athletic Director, Boys Basketball Head Coach Kenny Caesar (an ’89 grad and former Cleveland Cavaliers Asst. Coach), Boys Football Head Coach JT O’Sullivan (a 10-year NFL QB), and Boys Baseball Head Coach Shelton Watkins (an ’00 alumni and until recently Head Baseball Coach at CIF Runner-Up and CIF Champion Rancho Buena Vista the two years he was there).

The new two-story Language & Math classroom complex along with the Stadium and other athletic field remodels were completed in the summer of 2019. If you haven’t been back to campus in the last four years you owe it to yourself to take a tour of the Patrick Henry Arts, Media and Entertainment (PHAME) theater and classroom complex at the front of the school.

We’re proud to report that your PHHS Alumni Association, Inc. in just the first seven years of its existence has raised and is in the process of donating just under $750,000 worth of goods to your alma mater. As a direct result of the success of the PHHSAA Golf Tournament & Reunion BBQ events along with the numerous generous donations from Henry Alumni, the PHHSAA has been able also support the general student body and facility with the purchase of, but not limited to, the following items:

  • Baseball: equipment & uniforms, field windscreen, and bullpens

  • Basketball: basketballs & carts, basketball backboards & uniforms

  • Campus Computer Lab: 38 PC’s and monitors

  • Cheerleading: Pom Pom’s & uniforms

  • Choir: raisers

  • Counseling Office: printers & office furniture

  • Cross Country: uniforms

  • Engineering Academy: 18 laptops & robot kits

  • Field Hockey: equipment & uniforms

  • Football: coaches wireless headsets & uniforms

  • Golf: golf bags

  • Gymnasium: ride-on automatic floor scrubber & matting

  • Lacrosse: equipment, goals & uniforms

  • Main Office: furniture for all offices & Alumni welcome entrance mat

  • Marching Band/Music: chimes, drum harnesses & marimba

  • PHAME: Alumni hall of fame portraits & audio/visual equipment, furniture, fixtures and matting

  • Soccer: goals

  • Softball: equipment & ride-on mower

  • Swim & Diving: laptop

  • Tennis: court nets, pop-up shade & transport cart

  • Track & Field: timing system

  • Water polo: equipment

  • Winter Guard: performance mat

College Scholarship Winners

generally $1,500 per student

  • 2012 David Chau, Olivia Neidhart & Victoria Nguyen

  • 2013 Kristy Mai, Gabriela Mejia & Jennesa Tran

  • 2014 Kalee DeHamer, Nina Duprat, Vahe Ohanian & Vida Ordonez

  • 2015 Peter Cao, Aurora Espinoza & Yanni Thai

  • 2016 Bamidele Aleshe, Brandon Kenney & Ian Rodney

  • 2017 Karina Cardenas, Shurui Li & Nhi Pham

  • 2018 Jason Pham, Elise Rappel & Erica Tolley

  • 2019 Alan Inthavong, Shusheng Li & Libby Swanson

  • 2020 Ariana Bermudez (ASU), Naman Pandadiya (Cal Poly Pomona), Mikaila Williams (UCLA)

  • 2021 Shayan Alavi, Kimberly Cruz, Isabella Lee, Christian Toleno