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Important Information Re: Scholarships during school closure

UPDATED 3/24/2020

Seniors - We are working with the scholarship organizers asking for either deadline extensions or electronic submission options. Please continue to check back to this page for updates. Please be sure to follow all directions regarding application submission.

If you need to access your transcript, you can login to your Student Aeries portal and download an unofficial copy. For letters of recommendation, please email your teacher/counselor directly and ask that they send your letter to the appropriate recipient. We kindly ask for your patience as we are also trying to navigate this new territory. 

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. 

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Scholarship

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 13, 2020 BY 3:30PM

The Assistance League of Newport-Mesa is proud to offer scholarships to the graduating seniors of Newport Harbor High School. Applicants for these $3,000 scholarships need not necessarily demonstrate academic excellence or athletic prowess, rather, the 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 at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office. 

The Ryan Eastman Courage Award

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO APRIL 1, 2020. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

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. 

To submit your application, please mail it to SupportAbility, PO Box 4885, Irvine, CA 92616. Applications are due no later than April 1, 2020.  

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

The John R. Wooden Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MARCH 31, 2020

The John R. Wooden Scholarship Fund provides scholraships to students who demonstrate a commitment to community involvement and display John Wooden's values of integrity, leadership, and moral principles. 

Eligibility:

  • Applicant must be a U.S. citizen
  • High school senior graduating from NMUSD
  • GPA of 2.0 or higher
  • Plan to enroll as a full-time student at an accredited institution or as a part-time student if employed
  • Demonstrate a strong pattern of community involvement, such as volunteer work and active participation in school clubs, church, etc.

To apply, please visit the Orange County Community Foundation John R. Wooden Scholarship Fund 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 EXTENDED TO APRIL 24, 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. 

PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2020

Our Mission:  By meeting people where they are and collaborating with others, PFLAG realizes its vision through: Support for families, allies, and people who are LGBTQIA, Education for ourselves and others about the unique issues & challenges facing people who are LGBTQIA, Advocacy in our communities to change attitudes & create policies and laws that achieve full equality for people who are LGBTQIA.

Eligibility:

  • 2.0 Overall GPA
  • Must be a resident (or a parent must be a resident) of Orange County at the time of the application.
  • Must identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, queer or straight ally.
  • LGBTQIA high school senior continuing to higher education OR LGBTQIA full-time undergraduate OR LGBTQIA student attending or planning to attend a vocational/trade school. 
  • Ages 17 to 24.
  • Involved in LGBTQ support, education and/or advocacy in their school or community.

To apply, please visit the PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship website.

National Charity League Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2020 - FEMALES ONLY

National Charity League, Inc., Newport Chapter will once again award scholarships to deserving senior girls in the Newport Mesa Unified School District. 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.

Eligibility:

  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Demonstrate a financial need
  • Be a graduating senior female that has attended high school in the NMUSD for at least two years
  • Not be a daughter of a National Charity League member or be a Ticktocker
  • Register as a full-time college student (12 units or more) in the fall of 2020
  • Be a United States citizen

To apply, please visit the National Charity League Scholarship website

The Patrick "Patty" Turner Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2020 BY 3PM

Honoring the legacy and character of Patrick "Patty" Turner, this scholarship will be awarded to a graduating senior student who plans to attend a Trade School, Vocational School, or Community College. Patrick wished for more kindness and inclusivity in our schools and community, and those traits will be the focus of this application. This Scholarship will award the recipient a minimum of $500 toward his or her educational goals. 

Eligibility:

  • Be a current high school student in good standing
  • Display strong character, kindness and inclusivity on campus and in the community
  • Applicants may self-nominate, or be nominated by a teacher or staff member

To apply, please visit The Patrick "Patty" Turner Memorial Scholarship website

The 2020 Speak Up Newport Foundation Award

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY, APRIL 24 BY 3:30PM

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: Drawing attention to the desirable QUALITY OF LIFE in Newport Beach, Taking POSITIVE ACTION on issues affecting NB, Celebrating the GOOD TIMES that happen in NB, and recognizing the PEOPLE who make the good things happen. 

Eligibility:

  • Copy of your official high school transcript, must have a 3.0 or above GPA
  • An essay of 500 words or less describing your participation in the community and how this experience has influenced your future plans. 
  • 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
  • Two signed letters of recommendation in sealed envelopes: One from a member of your school staff, the other from an unrelated adult who has been involved with you in some significant way outside of school

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

2020 Patricia Lynn Vermeulen-Tomocik (PLV) Scholarships

DEADLINE IS EITHER APRIL 26, 2020 OR MAY 3, 2020

Scholarship season is here again! And the PLV Scholarship Board has exciting plans in store for this year’s program: three different scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors in Orange County, all aimed at helping students who have achieved academic excellence while experiencing personal hardship. In contrast to last year’s program design, each of the three PLV Scholarships is tailored to a specific kind of student who must fulfill a unique set of eligibility criteria.

For the list of available scholarships and to download the applications, please visit the PLV Scholarship website

Mariners Elementary School Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MONDAY, APRIL 27, 2020

Mariners Elementary School is proud to offer a scholarship to any NHHS student graduating in 2020. Multiple scholarships may be awarded. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 8th. 

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

NHHS PTA 2020 Senior Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 29, 2020 BY 3:30PM

Newport Harbor High School PTA is an active volunteer organization dedicated to the encouragement of academic success and volunteerism.  The PTA raises funds for school programs and scholarships through its annual membership drive, donations and fundraisers such as the Holiday Market. This year, PTA will award a total of $5,000 to graduating seniors.  Five $1,000 scholarships given out to graduating seniors.

Eligibility:

  • Have completed a minimum of 40 hours of Community Service from 9th grade through 12th grade
  • Have a minimum non-weighted 3.0 GPA from 9th grade to the first semester of 12th grade
  • Be a current member of the NHHS PTA by April 15, 2020
  • Have made application and plan to attend an accredited four-year or two-year college, trade or technical school
  • Submit a completed NHHS PTA Sr. Scholarship Application by the deadline
  • Award winners must provide valid proff of enrollment at an accredited college, university, trade or technical school by June 1, 2020

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office and have been emailed to you through SchoolLoop. 

Newport Beach Elementary School PTA Scholarship

DEADLINE IS THURSDAY, MAY 7, 2020 BY 3:30PM

Eligibility:

  • Must be a member of the NHHS PTA
  • Attended Newport Elementary Kindergarten through 6th grade
  • Submit a completed application and essay. 

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office and have been emailed to you through SchoolLoop. 

The Newport Harbor Alumni Association Scholarship

DEADLINE IS FRIDAY MAY 8, 2020 BY 4PM

The Newport Harbor Alumni Association is excited to announce TEN $2,000 scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors who will be attending a Community College, Trade, Technical, or Nursing School in the fall of 2020. The applicant's intentions must be to fulfill the requirements of an AA Degree, Vocational Certificate, or alike. There may be a follow up opportunity next year for a second year of support. 

Eligibility:

  • 2.5 GPA or better
  • Desire to attend an institution of higher education (Community College, Trade, Technical, or Nursing School) with proof of acceptance/enrollment or intention to attend
  • Show proof of community involvement through volunteer work, employment, participation in sports, etc.
  • A letter of recommendation is require
  • Able to attend the NHHS Senior Awards Night on Wednesday, June 10, 2020

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

Newport Heights PTA Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2020 BY 3:30PM

The Newport Heights PTA is pleased to offer a $500 college scholarship to a Newport Harbor High School student that spent the majority of their elementary school years at Newport Heights Elementary.   The student must demonstrate a history of service, good citizenship, and academic achievement in a one-page essay.  Students should highlight how attendance at Newport Heights contributed to their current achievements.  Two scholarships of $500 each will be awarded. 

Please include the following:

  1. Cover page- Must include your name, email address, phone number, and the years you attended Newport Heights.
  2. One-page essay - See prompt in excerpt above

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk in the Counseling Office and have been emailed to you through SchoolLoop. 

Strength and Character Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2020 BY 3:30PM

One male and one female will receive $600.00 each towards the college tuition of their choice.

The criteria are based on the following three requirements:

  • Weighted GPA of 3.5 or higher.
  • Essay (500 words or less) on how the student has been influenced by an act of strong character, or has exhibited strong character in the face of a challenging situation, be it academic, personal, work, outside activity, or interpersonal (for this scholarship, please do not use your college application essay).
  • Push-ups!  The three (3) male and three (3) female finalists will meet in the Principals office on May 21, 2020 and have a contest to see who do the most qualifying push-ups in 90 seconds.

Applications are available at Mrs. Mack's desk int he Counseling Office. 

The Brad Evans Foundation Fund Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 26, 2020

Are you applying to and planning on attending UC Berkeley? If so, this scholarship awards one student in the amount of $10,000. 

Eligibility:

  • An Orange County high school senior from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District
  • Plan to enroll full-time (minimum of 12 units) at UC Berkeley
  • Be an outstanding student in their chosen field with a demonstrated record of community service and leadership

To apply, please visit the Orange County Community Foundation website and create an account to begin the application. 

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

The Chairish "Design Your Future Scholarship"

DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2020

Chairish is committed to helping college students achieve their dreams. If you are overcoming obstacles to earn a college degree, we want to hear from you! Students from all majors are encouraged to apply, but preference will be given to applicants pursuing design and engineering- related fields. 

Eligibility:

  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Open to graduating seniors, college undergraduates, and graduate students
  • Must be enrolled or planning to enroll at an accredited two-year, four-year, or technical/vocational college or university in the United States.
  • This scholarship is open to students from all underrepresented backgrounds. Examples of ideal applicants include, but are not limited to, students from racial minorities typically underrepresented in higher education, first generation college students, women pursuing a degree in a STEM or typically male-dominated industries, students with disabilities, and or similar situations.

To apply, please visit the Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship website

El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2020

At El Dabe Law, we passionately believe in and support the importance of a proper education. Without an education, many doors will remain closed. Going to school is an uphill battle – and if you don’t have the proper aid in place – you may end up never going to school. We make this easier for you, by offering our $1500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

To apply, please visit the El Dabe Ritter Scholarship website