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Important Information Re: Scholarships during school closure

UPDATED 5/26/2020

Seniors - Please continue to check back to this page for updates. We cannot stress this enough - please make sure to follow all scholarship submission directions. Not all of the scholarships are to be returned to Mrs. Mack. It is your responsibility to submit them accordingly. 

Please check your SchoolLoop emails for scholarship applications. They are typically sent out weekly. If you cannot find the application, please email Mrs. Mack at 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. 

Bixby Residential Media Scholarships


The Bixby Residential Media Scholarship @ NHHS is open to ALL senior students who wish to submit an entry.  Acceptable submissions may be posted at, 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.

Submission Guidelines:

  1. Submissions accepted beginning May 1, 2020
  2. Submit to (electronic).
  3. Include the word “Scholarship” in the subject line.
  4. Include student name, telephone, address and teacher name with each submission.  For Film, list credits if you had editorial help, actors, etc.

For details regarding the different forms of media accepted, please visit the Bixby Residential Media Scholarship website

The Willow Tree Scholarship


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.


  • 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 M.O. 23 Forever Scholarship

DEADLINE IS JUNE 15, 2020 BY 11:59PM

Honoring the legacy and character of a Corona del Mar High School 2019 Graduate, Matthew Olson, this scholarship awards 2 or 4 year college-bound students who have demonstrated acts of gratitude, compassion, and kindness. They will have shown consistent leadership and kindness to all who they encounter. A scholarship will be awarded to a student who represents Matthew's character qualities of kindness, selflessness, faith, academic drive, leadership, love of sports, and making others feel valued. This scholarship will award the deserving recipient with $2,300 towards their future goals. 


  • Be a current high school senior in good standing at CDMHS or Newport Harbor HS.
  • During extracurricular activities, at school, and within the community you have demonstrated the following attributes: kindness, leadership, compassion, and going the extra mile to make a difference.

Application has been emailed to you through SchoolLoop. If you need a copy, please email Mrs. Mack at Please send your application materials, in PDF formatting, by email to Darby Olson at – Please reference in the subject line: M.O. 23 Forever.

The Chairish "Design Your Future Scholarship"


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. 


  • 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


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

NROTC Scholarship - Current Juniors Only


To qualify applicants must: Score 1000 combined on SAT, 22 on the ACT, Must be a US Citizen, and meet physical qualifications.  If you are willing, I ask to please get this information out this year’s junior class. Also, any student that expresses interest in applying to a service academy should also strongly consider applying for the NROTC Scholarship.  Only applying to the service academy is like only applying to one university.  Always better to have more options then now options.

For more information, please visit the NROTC Scholarship website