Through your tribute donation, BHEF is able to offer several ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS to Beverly Hills High School students.


You can chose either the general BHEF fund or a specific scholarship that you would like your tribute to donate to.  Your tribute will be recognized in our BHEF donor list and within the scholarship programs.



The Jon Cherney Humanitarian Award is presented each year in loving memory of Jon Cherney, Broadcast Production Coordinator at Beverly Hills High School, who passed away on November 26, 1995. For those of you who had the privilege of knowing Jon, you are undoubtedly aware that he, in 28 years, touched more lives than most people do in a lifetime.  He had a profound effect on each and every person he ever met.


Jon graduated from Beverly in 1985, following a brilliant career in the Media Department.  After graduating from New York University Tisch School of the Arts, Jon worked in various professional capacities in the entertainment industry, but soon found his true calling by returning to Beverly Hills High School to assist his mentor, Dave Stiles, in running the same Media Department which had first inspired him as a student.  Jon is lovingly remembered as a dedicated teacher, compassionate mentor and, perhaps more importantly, a true friend to Beverly students and staff.


The Jon Cherney Humanitarian Award, created by the Cherney Family and the Associated Student Body, was established at Beverly in 1996 to keep alive Jon’s spirit and enthusiasm for life and to help the students who were so important to him.  This college scholarship is awarded annually to a member of the Senior Class who epitomizes Jon’s unique combination of academic achievement, creative talent and spirituality, and, who like Jon, embraces a sincere devotion to humanity and a great passion for making a positive difference.


The Jon Cherney Humanitarian Award is presented each year during Senior Awards Night to continue supporting exemplary young adults whose hearts and souls are filled with a burning passion to make a positive contribution to the world.


To learn more about the award and past recipients, please visit the Jon Cherney Humanitarian Award website at Jon Cherney Humanitarian Award

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