Donor Information

 

The cost of college places great financial pressure on students and their families. The value of community support as a investment in the future of tomorrow’s teachers, innovators and leaders continues to grow in importance.

Donations to the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation are always appreciated. Donors can choose to augment an existing award or have LBHSSF determine the best use of their contributions. New scholarships are always welcome. All donations are tax deductible.

Donations may be made by sending a check to Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation, P.O. Box 1569, Laguna Beach, CA 92652-1569. Please indicate on the check if you would like the funds to be directed to an existing scholarship.

New Award Programs and Donations

New Award programs may be established at any time by community organizations, service clubs, businesses or individual citizens. The procedure is simple. The sponsor decides the name and amount of the award, the selection criteria and any special procedures. Establishing a scholarship in the name of a group or individual gives continuing recognition to that person or group as well as assurance through the years that there will be a helping hand for promising and deserving students.

Please contact us at scholarships@lbhssf.org if you would like to establish a scholarship award, or to make a general donation.

How Scholarships may be funded:

  • Direct payment each year by sponsor to LBHSSF, sponsor designates amount.
  • Funds contributed to LBHSSF and annually dispersed.
  • Endowment requiring a minimum of $10,000, award amount is based on interest earned each year.  This creates an annual scholarship to be given in perpetuity.

Selection criteria to be considered:

  • Academic achievement
  • Leadership
  • School spirit
  • Community service
  • Good citizenship
  • Participation in athletics
  • Participation in the performing or fine arts
  • Personal courage, hardship, or challenges
  • Humor
  • Career emphasis
  • Financial need

Selection possibilities:

  • Selection of winners by the LBHS Faculty Scholarship Committee based on established criteria; or
  • Sponsor participates in selection process and recommends award winners; or
  • LBHS Faculty Scholarship Committee initially screens the applicants; sponsor participates in second screening and recommends award winners.