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If you have any questions regarding scholarships, please reach out to Dr. Jennifer Pina at jpina@nmusd.us

Ellevation Education Scholarship Program

Deadline is May 14, 2021

Ellevation has established a scholarship program to assist students who plan to continue their education in college or vocational school programs.

The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, age, disability, or national origin.

We are awarding five $2,000 scholarships to deserving EL students so they may pursue higher education.

Applications are open until May 14, 2021.

For more details on requirements and to apply, please visit the website.

Raise.Me - Micro-Scholarships

I know that many of you have concerns about how to make a college education more affordable. Through a new, free program called RaiseMe, students can guarantee scholarships from 250+ colleges as early as 9th grade, making it easier to plan financially for school. RaiseMe has proven to be a great tool to motivate students in high schools throughout the U.S. Newport Harbor HS is among the first in the country to take advantage of this opportunity, which was launched with the support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and U.S. colleges. Here are a couple of easy ways to support your students in using this unique tool:

  • Ensure that you create an account at www.raise.me
  • Regularly add good grades, community service, extracurricular activities, and other achievements to your RaiseMe Portfolio to earn micro-scholarships from colleges.

For more information, please visit the Raise.Me website.

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2021

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa is offering $3,000 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, vocational institutes or technical trade schools. Applicants for these scholarships need NOT necessarily demonstrate academic excellence or athletic prowess; rather, Assistance League of 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. 

*Completed packets, including the application and all required supporting documentation, must be received in the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa office on or before Thursday, April 1, 2021.*

For more details and to apply, download here the Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Scholarship application.

Julie Inman Courage Award

DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2021

This award, to be used to further educational or vocational goals, is given to a student who shows courage by going forward in the face of adversity and/or life-changing or extraordinary obstacle. It recognizes courage and determination over physical and/or learning disabilities, illness of self or family member, the death of a loved one and unusually difficult circumstances at home. Please write an essay of 1500 words or less, describing your courageous situation being specific and giving details pertaining to your own story. You may nominate yourself or be nominated by a peer/parent. 

Click here to download the Julie Inman Courage Award application. 

**Please note - you are mailing this application directly to the organization. This does not get turned in to NHHS. This is the same application as the Ryan Eastman Courage Award. You can apply for both. 

Ryan Eastman Courage Award

DEADLINE IS APRIL 1, 2021

In honor of NHHS alumni Ryan Eastman, this award, to be used to further educational or vocational goals, is given to a student who shows courage by going forward in the face of adversity and/or life-changing or extraordinary obstacle. It recognizes courage and determination over physical and/or learning disabilities, illness of self or family member, the death of a loved one and unusually difficult circumstances at home. Please write an essay of 1500 words or less, describing your courageous situation being specific and giving details pertaining to your own story. You may nominate yourself or be nominated by a peer/parent.

Click here to download the Ryan Eastman Courage Award application. 

**Please note - you are mailing this application directly to the organization. This does not get turned in to NHHS. This is the same application as the Julie Inman Courage Award. You can apply for both. 

Isidore and Penny Myers Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 2, 2021 - FEMALES ONLY

The Myers Memorial Scholarship provides $12,500 per year for four years ($50,000, 4-year total) 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.
  • APPLICANTS MUST BE FEMALES.  
  • 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

For more details and to apply, please click here to download the guidelines and application. 

**Please note - this scholarship is not turned in to NHHS. It is to be delivered (by mail or in person) to Save Our Youth. Details in the application. 

Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 2, 2021

The Greenleaf Scholarship is intended to support awardees with one-time awards or annual consecutive grants. Scholarships range from one-time minimum of $500 awards to four-year scholarships awarded over the student’s 4-year college experience. Those students who receive the four-year awards are required to enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 units each semester with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better. Academic excellence is not the sole criteria for eligibility. The scholarship was established to provide funding for deserving students who have shown promise and improvement throughout their high school experience. This scholarship is organized through OCC, but is intended for students planning to attend any post-secondary institution.
 

For more details and to apply, please click here to download the Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship. 

Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships

DEADLINE IS APRIL 2, 2021

APCF is excited to partner with local donors to offer scholarship programs annually to financially assist students in their pursuit of higher education. Through a competitive process, scholarship recipients are selected by a review committee based on academic merits, community involvement, leadership skills as well as recommendation from a mentor. Many of our scholarship programs are intended to support low-income youth, and several programs encourage students to study locally at a community college or state university.

For more details about the multiple scholarships and to apply, please click here to visit the Asian Pacific Community Fund Scholarships.

Colonel William Cabell Chapter, NSDAR Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2021 BY 11:59PM

The Newport Beach-based Colonel William Cabell Chapter, NSDAR will be offering two $1,500 scholarships to graduating seniors from Newport Beach and Costa Mesa high schools. The scholarships are awarded to two graduating students based on scholastic achievements, volunteer and community involvement, and an essay.

Eligibility: 

  • Graduating senior from a Newport Beach or Costa Mesa high school
  • Intention to attend a College, University, Community College, or Trade School
  • Completed application form with required essay and resume

For more details and to apply, click here to download the Colonel William Cabell Scholarship application. 

Newport Harbor Republican Women Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2021

Newport Harbor Republican Women is proud to offer three $1,000 scholarships to graduating NMUSD seniors. Political affiliation not a requirement to apply for this scholarship.

For details and to apply, click here to download the NH Republican Women Scholarship application. 

OC Women's Soccer League Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 15, 2021

Orange County Women’s Soccer League (OCWSL) proudly offers $500.00 scholarships to high school women graduates to further their education. OCWSL is a non-profit organization committed to developing amateur women’s soccer with a friendly and recreational sense of competition regardless of age, race or religion. The league provides yearround opportunities for women 18 years and older. OCWSL’s annual scholarship is funded by proceeds from the league’s annual Giannetti Cup tournament. Scholarship applications are distributed to Orange County high schools and are available on the league’s website

Eligibility:

  • Must be an Orange County resident
  • Graduating female senior currently participating in an organized soccer program
  • Recipient must enroll as a full-time student in an accredited school, college or university in 2021

For more details and to apply, click here to download the OCWSL Scholarship application. 

Robyne's Nest Post High School Education Stipend

DEADLINE IS APRIL 16, 2021

Stipends awarded will range from $250-$1000 per semester. 
 
Eligibility:

  • Graduating from a Robyne’s Nest designated High School in June of 2021.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA in high school (attach unofficial transcript from guidance counselor). A lower GPA needs 1 recommendation by school staff and will be consider with all other applicants.
  • Attach acceptance page from a college or trade school (schedules will be requested in July/August before stipend is given). Full time status is required of at least 12 credits.
  • Attach a copy of the first page of the FAFSA, Student Aid Report Application.
  • Include recommendations by teachers and others, especially referring to need.

For more details and to apply, click here to download the Robyne's Nest Post HS Education Stipend Application

Edwards Life Sciences Foundation STEM Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 20, 2021 by 1:00pm

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation annual scholarship program is open and accepting applications from high school seniors, with a focus on increasing access to higher education and to promote careers in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). We know that scholarships like this are needed now more than ever and we are seeking your support to communicate this opportunity to eligible students. Through this program, we will award 12 four-year scholarships of $2,500 per year ($10,000 in total) to high school seniors from Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah or Puerto Rico who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields.

Eligibility:

  • Be a current high school senior residing in Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah or Puerto Rico or be a child (or in the guardianship) of an Edwards Lifesciences employee
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for scholarship renewal

For more details and to apply, please visit the Edwards Life Sciences Foundation STEM Scholarship website. 

Newport Beach Elementary School PTA Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 22, 2021

Newport El PTA is excited to once again offer a scholarship to a graduating NHHS senior! To be eligible, students must be a member of the NHHS PTA and attended Newport Elementary Kindergarten through 6​th​ grade. Student must also attach an essay DESCRIBING HOW YOUR EXPERIENCE AT NEWPORT ELEMENTARY SHAPED THE PERSON YOU ARE TODAY. ​Essay shall contain no less than 300 words or more than 500 words. All words shall be counted, including the title.

For more details and to apply, click here to download the Newport Beach Elementary School PTA Scholarship application. 

National Charity League, Inc. Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 23, 2021

National Charity League, Inc., Newport Chapter will once again award scholarships to deserving senior girls in the Newport Mesa Unified School District.  The 2021 Scholarship Application  and supporting documents must be submitted to the NCL Scholarship Committee by midnight on April 23, 2021. 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. 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 $300-$5000.

Eligibility:

  • Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Demonstrate a financial need.
  • Be a graduating senior girl that has attended high school in the NMUSD for at least two (2) 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 2021.
  • Be a United States citizen.

For more details and to apply, click here to complete the National Charity League Scholarship application. 

Speak Up Newport Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 23, 2021

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 Newport Beach. *Celebrating the GOOD TIMES that happen in Newport Beach. *Recognizing the PEOPLE who make the good things happen.

Eligibility:

  • Copy of your 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.  This participation should include any involvement in activities in county, city, or school-based organizations with an emphasis ii current issues and/or government.
  • 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 letter must be from a member of your school staff * The other must be from an unrelated adult who has been involved w with you in some significant way outside of school.

For more details and to apply, please click here to download the application. 

PFLAG South Orange County Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 23, 2021

Outstanding graduating high school seniors and college/vocational students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships offered through PFLAG South Orange County.  Monetary awards of up to $2,500.00 are available to residents (or children of residents) of Orange County between the ages of 17-24 who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, intersex, or queer/questioning, and to straight allies who have directly supported LGBTQI youth and/or the LGBTQI community.

For more details and to apply, please click here to visit the PFLAG South OC Scholarship website.

NHHS PTA Senior Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2021

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 will be 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 15th, 2021.
  • 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 proof of enrollment at an accredited college, university, trade, or technical school by June 1, 2021.

For more details and to apply, please click here to download the NHHS PTA Senior Scholarship application. 

Mariners Elementary School Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 30, 2021

Mariners Elementary School is offering a scholarship to any NHHS student graduating in 2021 who attended Mariners El. Along with the application, students are asked to write a one-page essay about a special memory from your years at Mariners El.

For more details and to apply, please click here to download the Mariners Elementary School Scholarship application. 

junior league of orange county scholarship opportunity

DEADLINE IS MAY 3, 2021

The Junior League of Orange County, CA (JLOCC) has annually awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving students to help support the JLOCC vision of a community in which health, safety, and education of all individuals are promoted and supported. 

The Junior League of Orange County, CA (JLOCC) is pleased to announce that we will again be seeking qualified applicants to compete for our annual Scholarships Awards. This year, up to $2,500 will be awarded to deserving students who are striving to pursue a college degree.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Currently a graduating high school senior
  • 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 June 2021 Annual Meeting via Zoom 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 JLOCC about their academic experience
  • 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

     
    Applicants must submit all of 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
  • The 2021 application period will open on Thursday, April 1, 2021 and continue through 11:59 p.m. on May 3, 2021. Please click here to download application. 
     
    For more information, contact the Junior League of Orange County, CA at 949.261.0823 or go to their website.

The Patrick "Patty" Turner Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 3, 2021

Honoring the legacy and character of Patrick “Patty” Turner, this scholarship will be awarded to graduating senior students in good standing who plan 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 recipients a minimum of $500 toward his or her educational goals.

Eligibility:

  • Must 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 
  • IF SELF-NOMINATING:  Please attach an essay (500 words or less) on the following topic:  Describe an act of kindness that was shown to you, or that you showed to someone else, during your high school years.  How did this experience impact you?  How do you think it affected the other person/persons involved? 
  • IF SELF-NOMINATING:  Please attach a brief description (250 words or less) of the school you will attend, what you plan to study, and your career aspirations. 

For more details and to apply, please click here to download the Patrick "Patty" Turner Memorial Scholarship application. 

dr. robert c. francy scholarship for science majors

DEADLINE IS MAY 7, 2021

The $1000.00 scholarship is awarded to an individual who is highly motivated to become a professional in the field of science, has demonstrated the temperament and ability needed to succeed, and is determined to be in need of financial assistance by the NMAA Scholarship Committee.  The application timeline appears below:
Application Timeline
Application available Monday, April 19, 2021
Applications due Friday, May 7, 2021
Interviews held Thursday, May 13, 2021
Winners Notified Monday, May 17, 2021
Board Recognition TBD

Please deliver your completed application with two essays, two letters of recommendation and a current transcript to Phil D’Agostino, Ed.D., Director of Student Services. You are also welcome to ask your counselor to help you send the application package to Dr. D’Agostino by email to pdagostino@nmusd.us. DUE TO THE DISTRICT CLOSURE APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE MAY 7, 2021.

To ensure that you will be considered for this scholarship, please call the Office of Student and Community Services at 714-424-5016 AFTER YOU HAVE EMAILED YOUR APPLICATION.  When you call, please state (1) your name, (2) your school, and (3) your home and/or cell phone numbers.  Upon receiving your application, you will be called to schedule a 15-minute interview on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Interviews will take place via Zoom and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they have the ability to conduct an interview via the Zoom platform. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. D’Agostino’s office at 714-424-5016 if they have any questions or concerns. There will be no make-up interviews. If you cannot be present for a 15-minute interview on Thursday, May 13, 2021 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., perhaps you may not want to spend the time needed to complete the application process. 

Click here to download application.

Good luck!

dr. john w. nicoll scholarship opportunity

DEADLINE IS MAY 7, 2021

Since 1988, this scholarship has provided assistance to Newport-Mesa USD high school seniors who intend to become teachers.  Many are now teaching in the District. This scholarship is awarded to an individual who is highly motivated to become a teacher, has demonstrated the temperament and ability needed to succeed, and is determined to be in need of financial assistance by the NMAA Scholarship Committee.

The $5000.00 scholarship award is disbursed in five annual allotments of $1,000 dollars.  The initial payment is granted upon proof of registration as a freshman for the Fall term following high school graduation.  Subsequent payments are disbursed upon receipt of transcripts that reflect completion of sufficient units to advance the recipient to the status of sophomore, junior and senior.  The final allotment is disbursed when the recipient begins work on a teaching credential following completion of Bachelor degree requirements.

Application Timeline
Application available Monday, April 19, 2021
Applications due Friday, May 7, 2021
Interviews held Thursday, May 13, 2021
Winners Notified Monday, May 17, 2021
Board Recognition TBD

Please deliver your completed application with two essays, two letters of recommendation and a current transcript to Phil D’Agostino, Ed.D., Director of Student Services. You are also welcome to ask your counselor to help you send the application package to Dr. D’Agostino by email to pdagostino@nmusd.us. DUE TO THE DISTRICT CLOSURE APPLICATIONS CAN ONLY BE ACCEPTED VIA EMAIL. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED ON OR BEFORE MAY 7, 2021.

To ensure that you will be considered for this scholarship, please call the Office of Student and Community Services at 714-424-5016 AFTER YOU HAVE EMAILED YOUR APPLICATION.  When you call, please state (1) your name, (2) your school, and (3) your home and/or cell phone numbers.  Upon receiving your application, you will be called to schedule a 15-minute interview on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Interviews will take place via Zoom and it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they have the ability to conduct an interview via the Zoom platform. Students are encouraged to contact Dr. D’Agostino’s office at 714-424-5016 if they have any questions or concerns. There will be no make-up interviews. If you cannot be present for a 15-minute interview on Thursday, May 13, 2021 between 3:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., perhaps you may not want to spend the time needed to complete the application process. 

Click here to download application.

Good luck!

NHHS Alumni Association Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 7, 2021 BY 3:30PM

The Newport Harbor Alumni Association is excited to announce TEN $2000 scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors who will attend a Community College, Trade, Technical, or Nursing School in the Fall of 2021. This 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 required
  • Able to attend the NHHS Virtual Awards Ceremony (TBD)

For more details and to apply, click here to download the NHHS Alumni Association Scholarship application. 

Newport Heights PTA Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2021 BY 3:30PM

Newport Heights PTA is pleased to offer a $500 college scholarship to a Newport Harbor High School Senior 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.

For more details and to apply, click here to download the Newport Heights PTA Scholarship application. 

Riverville Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2021

The Riverville Scholarship was created to honor Genji and June Kawamura, who were interned at the Gila River War Relocation Center, a WW-II Japanese Internment camp. Mr. Kawamura received his degree from UCLA just prior to entering camp and Mrs. Kawamura was released so she could attend Brown University. Based on their experience, Mr. and Mrs. Kawamura were strong supporters of educational opportunity for everyone. This scholarship is for $3,000 toward school expenses and is renewable for up to 3 additional years.

Eligibility:

  • Must be a U.S. citizen
  • A graduating senior from NHHS with a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • Student must plan to attend 4-year college or university in the fall. 

For more details and to apply, click here to download the Riverville Scholarship application. 

Strength and Character Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 19, 2021

Definitely one of the most fun scholarships offered to NHHS students, the Strength and Character scholarship incorporates both academic and physical skills. One male and one female will receive $600.00 each towards the college tuition of their choice.

Eligibility:

  • 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 and have a contest to see who do the most qualifying push-ups in 90 seconds. Date and location TBD.

For more details and to apply, click here to download the Strength and Character Scholarship application. 

kaiser woodland schools foundation we love stem scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 21, 2021

Any NHHS student graduating in 2021 who attended Woodland and/or graduated from Kaiser Elementary School, and will be attending college in the fall with a STEM discipline, is eligible to submit an application. Award recipient(s) may be asked to return to Kaiser to participate in a flag deck ceremony to receive this award and may also be recognized at the NHHS Senior Awards Night. Our scholarship award is intended to support those students who have chosen to pursue a STEM discipline at the college level. Award recipients will write an essay which clearly states how their experience of laboratory science at Kaiser influenced their college and intended career choices. 

Questions may be directed to Jennifer Pina, and/or Rachel Van Exel

Return application and your essay to Ms. Pina by 3:30 pm on Friday, May 21, 2021. 

For more details and to download application please click here

2021 bixby residential media scholarships

DEADLINE IS MAY 21, 2021

The Bixby Residential Media Scholarship @ NHHS is open to ALL senior students who wish to submit an entry.  Acceptable submissions may be posted at bixbyresidential.com/blog, and in other media publications at the discretion of the sponsor and NHHS staff.  Students will generate entries in either journalism, still photography, or film format.  Students may submit more than one entry in any category.  Grant Bixby will select the winner for each category.  Those winners will receive a $1,000 scholarship award with no strings attached.  The goal is to promote creativity, individuality, and freedom of expression.
Awards presented at Senior Awards Night (info TBD).

Apply now:

Film: $1,000
Journalism: $ 1,000
Photography: $1,000

For more details about submission guidelines visit the website

richard penjoyan educational trust scholarship opportunity

DEADLINE IS MAY 21, 2021

The Richard Penjoyan Educational Trust is offering scholarship opportunities to deserving applicants. This scholarship is open to seniors who desire to continue their education beyond high school.

Richard Penjoyan was a beloved father, husband, and charismatic business owner in our community. This scholarship was created to honor his legacy and memory.

The goal of this scholarship is to help provide youths the academic opportunities to achieve their personal goals to better themselves and the community in which they reside. The scholarship is renewable but proof of enrollment, a transcript, and a short essay on your experiences during your academic year must accompany your request. 

To qualify for these scholarships the following four criteria must be met:
1. A 2.0 or better GPA and a transcript to prove this
2.Desire to attend an institution of higher education and show proof of acceptance as such.
3. Show proof of community involvement through volunteer work, employment, participation in sports, etc.
4. Submit 2 short paragraphs on the following: the most meaningful event in your life and why is it so? and Why do you deserve to be awarded this scholarship?

The four criteria should be sent to:
R-PET
2016 Newport Blvd., 
Costa Mesa, CA 92627

Be sure to include a home address and phone number. The entries must be postmarked May 21, 2021. Scholarships will be distributed by June 30. 

For any further questions, please call 714-546-6611 or contact Jennifer Penjoyan 

2021 Brad Evans Foundation Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 26, 2021

The Brad Evans Foundation Fund Scholarship was established by the Evans family to honor their son and brother whose life was characterized by the qualities of integrity, loyalty, and commitment. Brad Evans was an excellent student, talented athlete, a wonderful son and a terrific brother. He had a gift of bringing people together which was the result of his inclusive nature. He was known for his sense of humor, creativity, and spirit of adventure.
Brad graduated from Corona del Mar High School in 1996, where he was an academic letterman, editor of the school newspaper, a starting guard on the varsity basketball team and co-captain of the varsity baseball team. He then attended the University of California at Berkeley as a Regent’s and Chancellor’s Scholar. Brad passed away four months before he was to graduate. This scholarship was established to assist a talented and versatile student with first year expenses at U.C. Berkeley.

Eligibility:

  • An Orange County high school senior from the Newport-Mesa Unified School District
  • A student who has been accepted to an accredited program at the University of California, Berkeley and enrolls as a full time student
  • Preference may be given to students who have shown an outstanding record in their chosen field
  • Minimum GPA of at least 3.5
  • An outstanding student in their chosen field with a demonstrated record of community service and leadership.

For more details and to apply, please click here to visit the OCCF Brad Evans Foundation Scholarship website. 

OCC High School Scholarships

DEADLINE IS MAY 28, 2021 BY 5PM

Orange Coast College offers multiple High School Scholarship opportunities to graduating high school students the year of their graduation.  You must be graduating from high school by the end of June 2021 to be eligible to apply for the 2021/2022 scholarships.

For more details and to apply, please click here to download the OCC High School Scholarships Brochure and application. 

The PB&J Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 31, 2021

Traven Watase started the first PB&J Scholarship back in 2013 when he graduated Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School. Traven was not a good student when he was in High School and did not have strong family support from his parents. In which he moved from Roosevelt High School (Honolulu, HI) to Kauai High School (Lihue, HI) and finally graduated from Governor Wallace Rider Farrington High School (Honolulu, HI). What he realized is that kids who do not have proper guidance/encountered an unusual challenge, are at a significant disadvantage that not a lot of scholarships recognize. Most scholarships you see are merit-based, financial need, or ethnicity. But students who encountered challenges in their lives may not be able to achieve merit-based benchmarks, might be in the middle ground of financial need, and not qualify for ethnicity-based scholarships. So because of this Traven decided to eat PB&J Sandwiches to save money on his budget so that he could pay forward a scholarship while he was in his first year of college himself. Traven did not start the scholarship because he had a lot of money, but he was willing to sacrifice a little and give what he could to help out someone going through similar challenges that he went through.

For details and to apply, please visit the PB&J Scholarship website. 

The 2021 El Dabe Ritter Scholarship

DEADLINE IS JUNE 30, 2021

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 $1,500 scholarship. This scholarship is our way of providing support to those who want a higher education.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the USA
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • All applications should be submitted no later than June 30, 20201
  • This scholarship will be awarded in the 20201 Fall Semester
  • There is no application fee

For more details and to apply, please visit the El Dabe Ritter Law Scholarship website

Ensign Intermediate PTA Scholarship

DEADLINE IS APRIL 29, 2021

Horace Ensign Intermediate School PTA is proud to offer a total of $3,000 in scholarships to graduating seniors in the Newport Harbor Class of 2021 who attended two years at Horace Ensign Intermediate School and will be attending college in the fall of 2021.

Please include the following:

1. Submit a completed application.

2. Submit a one-page typed essay about a special memory from your years at Ensign.

*Return this application, essay, and unofficial transcript to the

NHHS Front Office by Thursday, April 29, 2021*

For more details contact elizabethngayan@gmail.com  

PFLAG Newport Beach is Awarding Scholarships to Graduating High School Seniors

DEADLINE IS MAY 15, 2021

PFLAG Newport Beach is excited to announce they will be awarding up to 4 scholarships to graduating Class of 2021 LGBTQIA seniors.  Each scholarship, in the amount of $500, will be given to recipients who identify as gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex, or straight ally (LGBTQIA) and who will be continuing in higher education.  Applicants must currently have a 2.0 minimum GPA and be a resident of Orange County.   Applications must be received by email no later than May 15, 2021.  Decisions will be announced June 1, 2021 and recipients will be invited to an award ceremony that will take place Thursday, June 17, 2021.  The awards are made possible by generous donations by Orange County residents Carrie Freitas and Braunwyn Windham-Burke.  

Applications will be accepted now through May 15th. More information and details can be found on the website.

Submit a completed application

Recipients will be announced June 1st

Awards will be given June 17th

If you have any questions please email pflagnewportbeach@gmail.com 

 

The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship

DEADLINE IS JULY 31, 2021

We are pleased to announce The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship. This scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $1000. In order to apply for this scholarship, we request you write a 500+ word essay on why having a higher education is important. We’d like to learn more about you as a student, and how you’ve persevered and fought to get the education you want. Tell us about one challenge, and how it has prepared you for the challenges you face as a student.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants should be enrolled in an accredited university, in the U.S.A.
  • Applicants must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • All applications should be submitted no later than July 31th, 2021
  • This scholarship will be awarded in the 2021 Fall Semester

For more details and to apply, please visit the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone Scholarship website