Timeline for the Scholarship Application and Award Process

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation (LBHSSF) application process begins in January and concludes with scholarship awards being announced at Honors Convocation in June. Scholarships are available for both two-year and four-year colleges, as well as accredited trade and technical schools.

January

  • The LBHSSF online application is open at www.lbhssf.org.
  • Attend the LBHSSF informational presentation during Government/Economics or free period class. Complete the LBHSSF Application by Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • Complete the Contact Information by Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • Complete the Signature and Authorization Agreement (parent/guardian signature required) by Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • If you received any disciplinary or ethics policy violations during high school (see page 33 of the LBHS Student Handbook), begin preparing a written explanation of the violations and the lessons learned. Written explanations must be submitted to the Scholarship Coordinator not later than Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 3:00 pm.
  • Review scholarship descriptions and begin applying for individual scholarships..
  • Begin preparing any supplemental information required by scholarships
  • Mentoring is available to seniors requesting assistance with the scholarship process.
  • Begin gathering data to prepare your FAFSA. FAFSA must be completed to apply for financial need LBHSSF scholarships. A copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) which includes Expected Family Contribution (EFC) must be submitted to the Scholarship Coordinator not later than Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 3:00 pm.

February

  • If applying for Festival of Arts Scholarship scholarships in Film, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and/or Writing, attend FOA Workshop in the LBHS Library during SDL on Thursday, February 2, 2017, 7:30 am.
  • Request and obtain Letters of Recommendation, if required by scholarships. Refer to individual scholarship description for specific reference instructions. Letters of Recommendation must be received to your scholarship account not later than Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • Complete and electronically upload Supplemental Applications and all additional materials (essays, resume, donor application, copies of artwork, etc.) required by individual scholarships to your scholarship account on or before Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • Interview with a member of the LBHS Faculty Scholarship Committee as scheduled by the Scholarship Coordinator.

March

  • Complete FAFSA by March 2, 2017
  • Complete and electronically upload Supplemental Applications and all additional materials (essays, resume, donor application, copies of artwork, etc.) required by individual scholarships to your scholarship account on or before Thursday, March 9, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • Submit a copy of the Student Aid Report (SAR) which includes Expected Family Contribution (EFC) to the Scholarship Coordinator by Tuesday, March 7, 2017, 3:00 pm.

April/May

  • Applicants may be required to have an interview with donors. Scholarship Coordinator will schedule and notify applicants of required donor interviews.

June

  • One week prior to convocation all applicants are notified, via email, if they have or have not been awarded a scholarship.
  • Scholarship recipients invite their family to Honors Convocation in the Artists Theater.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to attend Honors Convocation, Friday, June 9, 2017, 7:00 pm and must wear their cap and gown.
  • Scholarship recipients are required to attend the awards workshop prior to the senior pool party on Monday, June 19, 2017 11:30 am.
  • Scholarship recipients write thank you notes to each scholarship donor to fulfill agreed to LBHSSF requirements. Upload a copy of your thank you note to your scholarship account by Saturday, July 15, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • Scholarship recipients upload a proof of enrollment to their scholarship account by Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:59 pm.
  • Scholarship awards will not be paid until thank you notes and proof of enrollment are uploaded to recipient’s scholarship account, no exceptions.
  • Scholarship funds will be sent to your school after you upload your proof of enrollment to your scholarship account. If you would like to defer payment of your award, you may request a one-year extension. Your extension request must be made in writing and received by LBHSSF not later than Friday, December 1, 2017, 11:59 pm, or your scholarship will be forfeited, no exceptions.