CSULA Scholarship


The Dr. Bertram L. Ashe and Dolly Ashe Scholarship was created by the Ashe family in recognition of the outstanding career of these two individuals in the field of education. Dr. Bertram L. Ashe was part of the Los Angeles Unified School District for over thirty years as a teacher, vice-principal, principal and school administrator. Dolly Ashe was a special education teacher for over fifteen years in the Los Angeles Unified School District. Both of them have dedicated the better part of their lives to the enrichment and betterment of children in Los Angeles.

As an alumni of Cal State Los Angeles, Dr. Ashe began a long and illustrious career in the field of education and deserves this honor and our civic gratitude.

The Dr. Bertram L. Ashe and Dolly D. Ashe Scholarship

  • Charter College of Education
  • Undergraduate and graduate students with a 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Majoring in Urban Learning and pursuing a teaching credential
  • Student should show active involvement in African American Community activities


Dr. Ashe is a native of Key West, Florida. He received a B.A. in Social Science from CSULA, M.S. in Educational Administration from U.S.C. and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern Univ. He served the Los Angeles Unified School District 1956-87 as a teacher, training teacher, intern advisor, teacher training consultant, assistant principal and principal. Dr. Ashe served as principal of 122nd St. School, Paseo Del Rey Magnet School and 75th St. School and assistant principal at McKinley Ave. and Manhattan Place Schools.

Following retirement he served as lecturer, intern supervisor and coordinator of California/Math Science Teacher Corps Project at Cal State Dominguez Hills, 1987-97. He was honored as one the top 50 Outstanding Principals in LAUSD by the Los Angeles Chamber of Commerce and has been the recipient of numerous other honors.

Dr. Ashe served in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War An active layman in the United Methodist Church for over 50 years Dr. Ashe is a certified lay speaker in Cal Pac Conference, Long Beach District. His civic activities included service as past president of San Pedro-Wilmington Chapter NAACP and numerous other activities.

Dolly Ashe is a native of Jeanerette, Louisiana. She received a B.A. in Early Childhood Education from California State Univ., Dominguez Hills. Mrs. Ashe served the Los Angeles Unified School District 1976-92 as a special education teacher at Benjamin Banneker School.

Bertram and Dolly Ashe are supportive and dedicated to the betterment of the community. They are annual donors to CAAM, UNCF, Toberman Center, Labor of Love Inc., Southern Poverty Law Center. JLMS, Zeta Rho Foundation, SCIC, KCET and KKJZ.

The Ashes have three children; Dr. Pamela Ashe-Thomas, Dr. Bertram D. Ashe and David B. Ashe and three grandchildren; Jordan, Garnet and Kaylee.

Dr. and Mrs. Ashe are shown above at the 2007 CSULA reception for scholarship donors and honorees.