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Scholarships

Exchange Club of Newport Harbor Scholarship

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 21, 2020 BY 3:30PM

The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is proud to offer the Youth of the Year Scholarship once again to one male and one female from NHHS. Applicants will be judged on their activities, community service, grades, and special achievements/awards.

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs

DEADLINE IS MARCH 2, 2020

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarship amounts range from $1,000 to $20,000. 

Eligibility:

  • Incoming college student of any ethnic background
  • Must plan to be enrolled full time in the fall
  • Minimum of 3.0 GPA and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, unless otherwise stated

For more details and to apply, please visit the Asian Pacific Fund Scholarship Programs website

Orange County Youth Sports Foundation Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MARCH 13, 2020 BY 3:30PM

The Orange County Youth Sports Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for its Scholar/Athlete Awards for the 48th consecutive year. These scholarship awards ($2,500 minimum) honor college-bound young men and women who will graduate from Orange County high schools in spring 2020. 

Eligibility

  • Athletic participation, performance, and leadership
  • Academic achievement (minimum 3.5 GPA)
  • Campus leadership and citizenship
  • Community involvement
  • Financial need
  • Letters of Recommendation from others (such as coaches, teachers, counselors) are strongly encouraged, but not required.

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

DAR Colonel William Cabell Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MARCH 20, 2020 BY 3:30PM

This $1,500 scholarship is offered to a graduating student from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District who has shown excellence in his or her academic performance in the study of American History and/or Social Science. However, this scholarship is not based on overall academic performance in school or for financial need. Any student who wishes to participate is to submit an essay responding to the provided prompt. It is thought that the applicant would be a student who plans a future in education, the law, the military or other public service field. Because there are many other scholarships offered in medicine, essays by students who plan to enter medical fields will not be considered. 

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

The Ryan Eastman Courage Award

DEADLINE IS MARCH 27, 2020 BY 3:30PM

Ryan Eastman was an alum of Newport Harbor High School and passed away last year at a young age. This award has been funded by donations given in his memory. This award, to be used to further educational or vocational goals, is given to a student who shows courage by going forward int he face of adversity and/or life-changing or extraordinary obstacle. It recognizes courage and determination over physical and/or learning disabilities, illness (cancer) of self or family member, the death of a loved one and unusually difficult circumstances at home. 

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MARCH 30, 2020 BY 5PM

The Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship is supported through the estate of Mrs. Greenleaf. Mrs. Greenleaf was a teacher and administrator in the Newport Beach schools for most of her adult life. Academic excellence is not the sole criteria for eligibility. The scholarship was established to provide funding for average deserving students who have shown promise and improvement throughout their high school experience.

Eligibility:

  • Students applying for this scholarship should be graduating from high school in the spring of the application year. The scholarship is offered to students who are attending a high school which is part of one of the school districts listed in our brochure. Students who apply should be enrolling in the Fall 2019 in a transfer or vocational education program at any community college or four-year college of their choosing.
  • This scholarship is sponsored by the Orange Coast Community College Foundation Office, however, students who apply do not need to be enrolled at OCC. All students are welcome to apply!

For more details and to apply, please visit the Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship website

Golden West College Scholarships

DEADLINE IS APRIL 3, 2020 BY 5PM

Golden West College offers over 25 scholarship opportunities to graduating high school students the year of their graduation. You must be graduating from high school in June 2020 to be eligible to apply for this year’s opportunity. If selected to receive a scholarship, the award will be issued to the incoming Freshman in Fall of 2020 after the second week of the Fall semester.  The awardee must be attending Golden West College and confirmation of enrollment is required.

For more details and to apply, please visit the Golden West College High School Scholarships website. Applications are also available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

The Isidore and Penny Myers Memorial Scholarship - Males Only

DEADLINE IS APRIL 3, 2020

The Myers Memorial Scholarship provides $10,000 per year for four years to students attending an accredited four-year university or college. Applicants must already be accepted or pending acceptance. Scholarship recipients alternate between female and male students every year. On odd class years the scholarship will be awarded to a female; on even years to a male. The scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to high achieving, academically gifted high school seniors of outstanding personal character who are themselves immigrants or the children of immigrants to the United States.

Eligibility:

  •  Be either an immigrant to the United States or the child of parents who are immigrants. Documented immigration status is not a criterion.  
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5.
  • Must be a high school senior enrolled in the Newport Mesa Unified School District. 
  • A male student in even class years; a female in odd class years. THIS YEAR’S APPLICANTS MUST BE MALES.  
  • Student must be admitted or pending admission to an accredited four-year college or university located in the United States.
  • Demonstrate superior character, personal achievement, academic excellence and involvement, participation in community service a drive to attain continued higher education and compelling financial need. 

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

Newport Harbor Republican Women Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2020

The Newport Harbor Republican Women are offering a $1,000 to any high school senior who attends or resides in the Newport-Mesa Unified School District. Political preference is not required to apply for this scholarship.

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

The Willow Tree Scholarship

DEADLINE IS JUNE 8, 2020

The Willow Tree Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors attending school in Orange County, California, and who will be entering their first year of post-secondary education at any two or four year accredited institution in the United States.  Each year, recipients are awarded a scholarship of $1,000 to be used toward their first year of college. Winners of the scholarship will be selected on their ability to express critical ideas that can generate a thoughtful connection with their reader.

Eligibility:

  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA
  • Currently a graduating high school senior attending school in Orange County, CA
  • Will attend college in pursuit of a two or four year degree in any major
  • Must submit a personal essay answering the provided prompt (not to exceed 750 words): "What do you imagine college will look like, and how do you know you will persevere and succeed in higher education?" (Note: Don't forget to answer both parts of the question)

For more details and to apply, please visit the Willow Tree Scholarship website