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Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs



The Asian Pacific Fund is now offering multiple scholarships to graduating seniors. 


For information on the different scholarships and to apply, please visit www.asianpacificfund.org/scholarships

The Junior League of Orange County, CA Educational Scholarship



Award: Up to $2,500 will be awarded to applicants for the 2018-2019 school year


Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently a graduating high school senior or a post-secondary student
  • High school or post-secondary grade point average of 3.0 or above
  • Citizen or permanent resident of the United States
  • Pending acceptance to a post-secondary institution (required for receipt of scholarship)
  • If registering as a part-time student, proof of 20 or more hours of work per week
  • Agreement to attend the JLOCC June 2018 meeting to accept any award or send an appropriate designee (parent, executive director of the project/program, foster parent, etc.)
  • Scholars should be willing to update the JLOCC about their academic experience by May 2018
  • May not be an immediate relative of a JLOCC member (i.e. sibling, daughter, son)
  • Scholars must use the funds awarded within one calendar year from the official award date

Please note: Former or current participants in a JLOCC sponsored program or organization may receive preference. Applicants can reapply annually.


Scholarship Award Application: Applicants must submit the following information for scholarship consideration:


  • Completed application form
  • High school and/or any post-secondary school transcripts
  • Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, academic counselor or recent instructor
  • A second letter of recommendation from an individual not related to you


Please see Mrs. Johnson-Mack in the Counseling Office for the rules and application. 

The Exchange Club District Youth of the Year



The Exchange Club District Youth of the Year Award is a $3000 scholarship to a senior male and senior female student who has a 3.2 or higher GPA and is also involved in school and community activities. He/She must be an all-around student involved in any of the following activities: student government, publications, music, debate, stage, athletics, clubs, community organizations and volunteering. 


Applications are available in the counseling office at Mrs. Mack's desk.


DEADLINE: Applications must be turned in to Mrs. Mack in counseling no later than Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California




  • Portuguese descent and a US citizen or permanent resident
  • 3.50 Total weighted GPA
  • Participated in at least 3 extracurricular activities
  • Complete application

To apply, please visit http://www.cabrillocivicclubs.org/scholarship.asp for application and instructions. 

Italian Catholic Federation



The Italian Catholic Federation is a National Roman Catholic Fraternal organization composed of persons of Italian ancestry (including their non-Italian spouses) who are of the Roman Catholic Faith.


Each spring, the Italian Catholic Federation receives nearly 400 applications for its yearly scholarship awards. Applications are received from students in public as well as Catholic high schools in California, Arizona, Nevada, and Illinois. To apply, students must achieve a total cumulative GPA (3½ years) of at least 3.2 and meet one of the following:

  1. Are Roman Catholic and of Italian Descent and live within the Roman Catholic Dioceses of Arizona, California, Illinois and Nevada, only where Branches of the Federation are established OR
  2. Are Roman Catholic but need not be of Italian Descent or live where Branches of the Federation are established if either Roman Catholic parent, guardian or grandparent is a member of the “Italian Catholic Federation.”

Applications must be complete and include the following:

  • A complete transcript of the applicant's high school scholastic record (Grade 9 to 1st quarter or semester of Grade 12)
  • A personal letter of approximately 150 words explaining applicant's Italian origin (or I.C.F. membership affiliaation of their non-Italian Roman Catholic parents, guardians or grandparents), why the applicant's Roman Catholic Faith is important to him or her and applicant's plans for the future 

For more information and to apply, please visit www.icf.org/scholarships. You may pick up an application from Mrs. Mack (Counseling Secretary) in the Counseling Office.




The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to NHHS seniors who are on the Newport Harbor Lacrosse teams, both boys and girls, and who have been accepted to an accredited four-year university or college. The one-time scholarship is limited to one qualified senior per year. To be eligible to receive $1000.00 toward first year college expenses, the student must fill out the application completely and meet the following criteria:

  • GPA between 2.0 and 3.0
  • Parents’ Federal tax returns for the most recent year, showing the student as dependent, are attached (summary page only). In the case of a tie, financial need will be considered.
  • Must have been an active team member in good standing on either the boys or girls lacrosse teams for at least the most recent two years
  • College or university to which the student is accepted must be located in the United States
  • This is a one-time scholarship per student, to maximize the number of students benefitted
  • Applicants will be evaluated on leadership, teamwork, and extra effort on the lacrosse team.
  • Scoring and other sports statistics will not be evaluated.
  • Academic scholarship will also be evaluated.

Proceeds of this scholarship will be disbursed directly to the student’s college account upon successful enrollment, toward tuition, books, or fees. No distribution will be made directly to the student or family.


Applications are available in the counseling office


DEADLINE:  Applications are due in the counseling office no later than March 16, 2018

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa



The Assistance League of Newport Mesa is offering $2,000 scholarship opportunities to seniors residing in and attending high schools in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District who will be graduating in June and continuing their educations at universities, colleges or technical trade schools.


Applicants for these scholarships need NOT necessarily demonstrate academic excellence or athletic prowess; rather, AL Newport-Mesa’s selection criteria emphasizes commitment to community service, educational promise, strength of character and challenging personal and/or family circumstances requiring financial assistance.


Applications are available with Ms. Johnson in the counseling office.


DEADLINE:  Tuesday, March 27, 2018.  Completed packets as well as all supporting documentation must be received in the AL Newport-Mesa Office no later than the deadline date.



The Hazel Greenleaf Scholarship at OCC



The Hazel Greenleaf Scholarship is a local scholarship that is now available to graduating seniors who are planning on attending college next year. All graduating seniors are eligible, even non-attending OCC students. 


Applications are due at Orange Coast College no later than Monday April 9, 2018 by 5:00pm. GPA is not the only criteria for application - students showing improvement over their high school experience are invited to apply as well.


Required Documents:

  • Transcript
  • Counselor Letter (Page 8 of application)
  • 2 Letters of Recommendation (Pages 9 & 10 of application)

There will be one-time awards given, as well as awards given yearly for the four years of the students experience.  There is no restriction to the schools the student wishes to attend - they can be community college or four-year colleges and universities.


For more information about the award or for an online application, please visit the link below:



There are also hard copies of the application available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office.

National Charity League Scholarship



National Charity League, Inc., Newport Chapter will once again award scholarships to deserving senior girls in the
Newport Mesa Unified School District. The online application and supporting documents must be submitted to the NCL
Scholarship Committee by April 13, 2018.

The mission of the NCL Scholarship Committee is to provide financial support for higher education to young women
graduates of NMUSD who demonstrate; a dire financial need, consistent effort in high school, and a strong desire to
continue their education.

Scholarship recipients must:
1. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
2. Demonstrate a financial need.
3. Be a graduating senior girl that has attended high school in the NMUSD for at least two (2) years.
4. Not be a daughter of a National Charity League member or be a Ticktocker.
5. Register as a full-time college student (12 units or more) in the fall of 2018.
6. Be a United States citizen.

The amount awarded varies annually depending on our funds and the number of applicants. Last year, National Charity
League, Inc., Newport Chapter awarded scholarships ranging from $500-$2000.


To apply, please visit https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSf0mlFL7enHLi3jHWbSx_XA0V-TWde1_aIX-TYdFWzBTTRFCw/viewform

Please contact the NCL Scholarship Committee at nclnewportscholarship@gmail.com if you have any questions.

Golden West College High School Scholarship



Planning on attending Golden West College? They have multiple scholarships available for all incoming students. Please see below for criteria and instructions to apply. 



  • Applicant must be a member of the 2018 graduating senior class and complete the Golden West College High School Application
  • Applicant MUST enroll in at least 12 units at Golden West College in the Fall 2018 semester in order to receive scholarship.
  • Applicant must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. (Unofficial copy of high school transcripts must be attached for GPA verification. If transcripts are not attached, application will not be considered.)
  • Scholarships are for students attending Golden West College

How to apply:

John Colvin Memorial Scholarship



The John Colvin Memorial Scholarship was created in honor of John Greg Colvin, a long time-resident of Orange County who died in 2014 while riding his bike training for an Ironman Triathlon. John lived his life focusing on his family, education, fitness and giving back to his community.


Basic Eligibility Criteria:


• Must be accepted or enrolled in one of the fifteen colleges or universities with a presence in Irvine, CA. 

• Must be engaged in the process of obtaining a Bachelor’s degree.

• Must present documentation of involvement in organized health, fitness or competitive athletic events or activities or demonstrate a lifestyle commitment to fitness – cycling, swimming, jogging, running, aerobics, individual or organized sports.

• Must have achieved a 3.0 GPA or higher.

• Must be a California resident with the objective of contributing to the health and economic vitality of Irvine and California in the future.


Application Process:


• Complete and return the application.

• Attach a brief summary of their current status, career and life goals and aspirations.

• Include a copy of your high school or college transcript.

• Three letters of recommendation: one teacher or professor acquainted with your academic work; one from an adult acquainted with your fitness, healthy lifestyle activities and one from an adult associated with your community service and activities.

• Submit an essay of no more than 1,000 words which defines the reasons for your course study and degree pursuit as it directly relates to your community service, dedication to fitness and athletic endeavors and the influence of family on your life.


Applicants must submit this package of materials, documents and the essay in an e-mail to: prussell@irvinechamber.com no later than April 18, 2018. Subject line must read: John Colvin Memorial Scholarship Application. Documents, letters, photos may be scanned for inclusion. All applications must be accompanied by proof of acceptance or proof of enrollment into a college or university on the list provided.


To apply online, please visit: https://www.greaterirvinechamber.com/irvinechamber/advocacy/scholarships

2018 Student-View Scholarship Program



The 2018 Student-View Scholarship Program is offering $11,000 worth of scholarships to high school seniors who plan to attend a four-year college, community/junior college or career school. The program includes:


  • One $4,000 scholarship
  • Two $1,000 scholarships
  • Ten $500 scholarships

It's quick and easy to apply:

  • No minimum SAT/ACT score or grade point average
  • No essay required
  • No lengthy application forms
  • No application fees

Simply long on to www.student-view.com and complete a 15-20 minute application survey about colleges in your area. The scholarship will be awarded via a random drawing of all completed applications. The scholarship winner will be announced in May, 2018.


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Student Insights at 724-903-0439 or contact@studentinsights.com

Speak-Up Newport



Speak Up Newport (SUN) is a non-profit Newport Beach City-wide citizens group organized to promote the common good and general welfare of the Newport Beach community by:


  1. Drawing attention to the desirable QUALITY OF LIFE in Newport Beach.
  2. Taking POSITIVE ACTION on issues affecting Newport Beach.
  3. Celebrating the GOOD TIMES that happen in Newport Beach.
  4. Recognizing the PEOPLE who make the good things happen.


    The 2018 scholarship will be deposited directly to the student’s account at the college or university upon the student’s enrollment in the fall.  The student will be given a letter detailing how the award will be paid, when the award is presented at the Newport Harbor High’s Award Night.  In addition, the student will be invited to attend a general membership meeting of SUN so that our members will also be able to recognize the student.


    The criteria for selection of the 2018 scholarship recipient include:


  1. Copy of your official high school transcript, must have a 3.0 GPA or above.
  2. A type written essay of 500 words or less describing your participation in the community and how this experience has influenced your future plans.  This participation should include any involvement in activities in county, city or school-based organizations with an emphasis on current issues and/or government.
  3. A letter describing any and all special circumstances (personal, family and/or financial needs) that might jeopardize your ability to further your education without financial assistance.
  4. Two signed letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes.
    1. One letter must be from a member of your school staff
    2. The other must be from an unrelated adult who has been involved with you in some significant way outside of school.

**Teachers, counselors, clergy and employers are good choices because they can usually comment on overall character, achievement and promise.  LETTERS FROM RELATIVES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED. 


APPLICATIONS are available in the counseling office.




PWP College Scholarship



PWP is a group of women whose goal is to maintain friendships while serving the community together and participating in a variety of social, philanthropic and educational activities.  Our group of NHHS moms have enjoyed serving the community and want to support a NHHS student or students, who have derived joy and fulfillment from serving their community.




The PWP Scholarship is available to all graduating seniors with a minimum 2.0 GPA, who have attended Newport Harbor High School for at least 2 years and will continue as a full-time student (12 units or more) in a two or four year college program or trade school in the Fall of 2017. 


Application Instructions:

  • Type or print legibly in ink.  Please include a photograph, if possible.
  • Attach to this form:
  1. One official transcript that includes grades of senior year first semester.
  2. Resume (see guidelines).
  3. One page essay describing a specific community service experience, how it impacted your desire to make a difference, and how it will encourage you to serve your community in the future.  Also, tell us why you should be awarded this scholarship.




Application must be postmarked by May 1, 2018 and mailed or hand delivered to:


PWP Scholarship Committee

Newport Harbor High School

Attn: Nicole Johnson/Counseling Office

600 Irvine Ave.

Newport Beach, CA 92663


  • Applications are attached to the scholarship listing in Naviance under "Scholarships". They are also available at Mrs. Johnson's desk in the Counseling Office. 

PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship


PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship Application Packet

All information & Application will be available beginning January 15, 2018 at www.pflagsouthoc.com

Our Mission:

B. Davis Scholarship



The creators of the “Student Award Search Aid” website are offering a scholarship for 2018.


Please visit our website at http://www.studentawardsearch.com/scholarships.htm to read about us and to apply for our scholarship.  While you’re there, please browse through the rest of the site to learn more about applying for scholarships.


Our website was developed solely for the purpose of helping students locate and apply for scholarships.  We are trying to improve the students’ chances for success.  The site is free and we charge nothing for the information or the application.


The deadline for applications is May 22, 2018


Amount of Scholarship:  $1,000


If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at awards@studentawardsearch.com

Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program



Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with our scholarship program for the 11th year.


We will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.


Scholarship Deadline: June 14, 2018.


Application Process: Students will submit an essay on the topic that appears on the scholarship page of our website:  http://www.abbottandfenner.com/scholarships.htm


Full details are available on the website listed above. 

BigSun Scholarshp



The BigSun Organization is proud to be able to help young athletes succeed in their academic pursuits. In order to do our part we are offering an annual scholarship to a deserving student. All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.


To Apply:


Please send us a short essay (500 - 1,000 words) answering the following questions:

  • How did your participation in sports during your high school years influence you?
  • Has your participation influenced your career goals?
  • Has your participation influenced how you relate to your family?

All student athletes are eligible regardless of the sport they are engaged in or the capacity in which they participate. The student must be a high school senior or be attending a post secondary institute.


Please remember to include your name and the name of the school that you are attending.


All essay submissions should be sent to: athleticawards@bigsunathletics.com


Please visit http://www.bigsunathletics.com/ for more information.