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Scholarships

Flavorful Futures Scholarship

DEADLINE IS FEBRUARY 15, 2020

Sparkling Ice is looking for fun and unique candidates for the Flavorful Futures Scholarship. Sparkling Ice is awarding five $5,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are planning their bright and colorful futures. 

Eligibility:

  • Must be a US citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
  • Must be a high school senior graduating between August 1, 2019 and July 31, 2020
  • Must have a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5

To apply, please visit the Sparkling Ice Flavorful Futures website

Exchange Club of Newport Harbor Scholarship

DEADLINE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO FEBRUARY 24, 2020 NO LATER THAN 9:30AM. LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED!

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. 

AABE Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MARCH 15, 2020

The American Association of Blacks in Energy (AABE) is a nationwide non-profit organization. Our mission is to provide direct input into the deliberations andd evelopments of energy policies, regulations, emerging technologies, and environmental issues. For 2020, AABE California Chapter is offering (3) $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors who meet the following criteria.

Eligibility:

  • Unweighted academic average of B or better (3.0)
  • Graduating high school senior who intends to enroll next semester in an accredited college or university
  • Pursuing a business, one of the physical sciences, technology, engineering or mathematics field
  • Underrepresented minority (African Americans, Hispanic or Native Americas)

To apply, please visit the AABE Scholarship website

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 IS MARCH 24, 2020

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 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

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 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. 

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 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. 

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. 

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