The Ripple Effect
  Support and empower students who make their communities a better place
Alisa's Angels is dedicated to creating a ripple effect of kindness throughout our communities. Inspired by Alisa who was committed to helping others, we support and empower students who are serving others. We award scholarships to graduating high school seniors who make their communities better, and support them with loans and mentoring.

A Community, not just a Scholarship

Scholarship recipients become part of the Alisa’s Angels family, where they are empowered, encouraged and supported.



59 scholarships and more than $60,000 in loans to youth who give back to their communities


  • 100% of scholarship recipients graduated college.
  • One third the first in their family to attend college.
  • > 85% still involved in their communities through volunteer work, social justice causes, or through their chosen profession. 
  • 100% of graduates employed.
a new chapter

We are expanding! The Board of Directors is thrilled to open the Alisa’s Angels scholarship opportunity to Colorado.

Through the generous support of donors in Colorado and around the country, 2 additional scholarships have been added for 2019. These will be awarded to graduating high school seniors from the Colorado Springs area. Details on eligibility may be found here.

We are excited about what the future holds as we look for ways to help even more deserving young people!

Making their communities better

Alisa’s Angels scholarship recipients have gone through a rigorous selection process. The most important criteria is service to others. Our recipients have given thousands of hours of their time to better their communities. Just a few examples:

- Started a nonprofit to build schools in Africa.
- Founded a grief support group for high school students who have lost parents.
- Started a nonprofit to address bullying in middle schools.
- Raised almost $100,000 for a children's hospital by riding a bicycle across the USA.

Thank You Sponsors