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The Exchange Club Scholarship


The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is proud to offer their 2019 scholarship to NHHS students once again! The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor is the oldest non-profit men's service club in Newport Beach who  donates $45,000 in scholarships to students in the Newport-Mesa School District each year. 

For information regarding the scholarship and to pick up an application, please see Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. 

Assistance League of Newport-Mesa Scholarship


The Assistance League of Newport-Mesa is offering multiple $2,500 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 this scholarship do not necessarily need to demonstrate academic excellence or athletic prowess; rather, Assistance League's selection criteria emphasizes commitment to community service, educational promise, strength of character and challenging personal and/or family circumstances requiring financial assistance.

For more information and to pick up an application, please see Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. 

The Riverville Scholarship


The Riverville Scholarship is an incredibly generous scholarship opportunity available to a NHHS senior with a minimum GPA of 3.5 who is planning to attend a 4-year college.  The amount awarded will be $3000 per year of school, renewable for up to 4 years.

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office and have also been mailed out through SchoolLoop. 

The 2019 Isidore and Penny Myers Memorial Scholarship


The Myers Memorial Scholarship provides $10,000 per year for four years to students attending an accredited fouryear 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. 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. 


  • 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 student in odd class years.
  • 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. 

Students - If you are applying for this scholarship, please pay attention to the deadline submission details! Application must be delivered (by mail or in person) by April 2nd. You do not turn this in to Newport Harbor HS, nor will Newport Harbor HS turn this in on your behalf. 

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. 

Hazel Cubbon Greenleaf Scholarship

Deadline is Monday, April 8, 2019 by 5:00pm - Please read deadline directions below

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.

Eligible Students:

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 the brochure. Students who apply should be enrolling in the Fall 2019 in a transfer or vocational education program at a community college or four-year college of their choosing.

Application/Deadline Process:

Students may download the application from the Orange Coast College website at Click on “Student Services”, “Scholarship Office”, “Greenleaf Scholarship”. Applications should be received in the Orange Coast College Foundation Office no later than Monday April 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. Finalists will be contacted via e-mail by Friday April 26, 2019 if they are selected for an interview. Interviews will take place on Wednesday May 15, 2019 in the afternoon.

For more information and to download the application, please visit the Greenleaf Scholarship website

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 mission of the NCL Scholarship Committee is to provide financial support for higher education to younger 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 2019.
  6. Be a United States citizen.

To apply, please click here to visit the NCL 2019 Scholarship Application

Newport Harbor Republican Women Scholarship


This scholarship is available to all graduating seniors at Newport Harbor High School. If selected as a finalist, you will be required to participate in a brief interview with the NHRW scholarship committee. Political preference is not a deciding factor in qualification for this scholarship.

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office.

Mariners Elementary School 2019 Scholarship


Mariners Elementary School is offering a scholarship to any NHHS student graduating in 2019 who attended Mariners El. Students must attach a one-page essay about a special memory from their years at Mariners Elementary to the application. Multiple scholarships may be awarded. Scholarship winners will be notified by May 10th. 

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. 

Golden West College High School Scholarship

Deadline is Friday, April 19, 2019 at 5:00pm

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 2019 to be eligible to apply for this year’s opportunity.


  • Applicant must be a member of the 2019 graduating senior class and complete the Golden West College High School Scholarship Application.
  • Applicant must enroll in at least 12 units at Golden West College in the Fall 2019 semester in order to receive the 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.
  • Applicant must fill out Financial Aid Application (FAFSA) or Dream Act Appication
  • Scholarships are for students attending Golden West College only

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. For more information regarding the scholarship, please visit the Golden West College High School Scholarship website

The 2019 Norman R. Loats Scholarship


Dr. Frederick Navarro, Superintendent of Newport-Mesa Unified School District, is proud to offer the 2019 Norman R. Loats Scholarship in the amount of $1,600. 


  • Must be a graduating senior from any Newport-Mesa high school
  • Career goal in Pedagogy or Theology (This is a requirement)
  • "B" average and/or 3.0 GPA
  • Participation in one or more of the following: student council, honor societies, clubs, athletics, drama, music, etc.

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office and were mailed out through SchoolLoop. 

The 2019 Speak Up Newport Foundation Award

Deadline is April 26, 2019

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, and recognizing the people who make the good things happen. 


  • Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA (Mrs. Mack will attach a copy of your official high school transcript to your application)
  • 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 in 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 must be from a member of your school staff; The other must be from an unrelated adult who has been involved with you in some significant way outside of school.

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. 

PWP College Scholarship

Deadline is May 1, 2019 by 3:30pm

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 has enjoyed serving the community and wants 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 2019. 

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. 

The Patrick "Patty" Turner Memorial Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 20, 2019 BY 3:30PM

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 $500 toward his or her educational goals.


  • 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

For more information and to pick up an application, please see Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office. 

Newport Heights PTA Scholarship

DEADLINE IS MAY 24, 2019 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

All required materials must be turned in to Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office no later than May 24, 2019 at 3:30pm.

Kaiser/Woodland Schools Foundation STEM Scholarship


One of the primary objectives of the Kaiser Woodland Schools Foundation (KWSF) is to provide supplemental Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) instruction and enrichment to support and enhance the outstanding laboratory science education program that was started at Kaiser over 16 years ago. 


  • Current NHHS student graduating in 2019 who attended Woodland and/or graduated from Kaiser Elementary School
  • Attending college in the fall with STEM discipline

Applications are available with Mrs. Mack in the Counseling Office.