ATTENTION CLASS of 2020
We are thrilled to offer TEN $2000 scholarship opportunities for graduating Seniors who will attend a Community College, Trade, Technical, or Nursing School in the Fall of 2020!
Through the generosity of our Newport Harbor High School alumni, in 2017 we finally realized a longtime dream of
"2019 Scholarship Winners - not pictured, Isabel Burton"
awarding scholarships to graduating Seniors. The program focuses on students who will attend a community college, trade (culinary, technical, mechanical, etc.), or nursing school. Our first year, we gave two $1000 scholarships, and the second year we expanded the program to four gifts. Then in 2019 because of your continued giving, we were able to more than TRIPLE the program to six $2000 awards.
For 2020, we are continuing to grow by giving TEN $2000 scholarships!
Graduating seniors can apply now until the deadline of 4pm on Friday May 8, 2020 to Mrs. Mack in the NHHS Counselling Office. Students must:
Have a 2.5 GPA or better
Desire to attend an institution of higher education (Community College, Trade, Technical, or Nursing School) with proof of acceptance/enrollment or intention to attend
Show proof of community involvement (volunteer work, employment, participation in sports/clubs/other activities, etc.)
Include a letter of recommendation
Attend the NHHS Awards Ceremony at St. Andrews Presbyterian Church on Wednesday June 10, 2020
Applications can be picked up in the NHHS Counselling Office, or downloaded here:
As we look ahead, we want to keep building our scholarship program to invest in more worthy students. One of our 2018 recipients told us that “Receiving this scholarship helped reduce my financial burdens and allowed me to focus on my education… Thank you for your vote of confidence! I won’t let you down! Go Sailors!” (Kyle Langdon-Weyrich).
We look forward to many more years of funding the career goals of NHHS students, but we need your help. All our scholarships are supported by our Educational Advancement Endowment, and your donation today will help continue the long Sailor tradition of giving back. Join us!
Our 2019 Recipients
Forest Bauman, Class of 2019, majored in Studio Art at OCC to pursue his passion for creativity. While at NHHS, he took classes in many different artistic mediums, and championed the voices of minorities on campus as Vice-President of the Transgender Alliance. Because of his love of animals, he started the Wildlife Education and Conservation Club and volunteered at a local Parrot Sanctuary.
Devon Burton, Class of 2019, studied Liberal Arts at OCC with the intention of going into Library Science. Because of her experience overcoming dyslexia to become a voracious reader, she hopes to help children who struggle as she once did. She volunteered with the Key Club, helped with beach clean-ups, and was part of the Junior Miss Poppies program to raise support for veterans.
Isabel Burton, Class of 2019, was excited to begin the Aviation Science program at OCC in pursuit of a career as a pilot. Giving her time to veteran causes, she worked with Operation Santa Claus and Easter Bunny at the VA, and the Junior Miss Poppy program at the American Legion. Through the Key Club, she served meals to the homeless to address hunger in our community. One of her goals is to share her love of aviation to inspire other young women to go into this growing field.
Morgan Burton, Class of 2019, was so inspired by her IB Business classes at NHHS that she wanted to continue her education in this field at OCC with an eye toward entrepreneurship. At NHHS, she participated in the DECA program which prepares highs school students for careers in business. She also volunteered with the Newport Beach Film Festival, and coached younger children in sailing.
Jackson Dugan, Class of 2019, enrolled at OCC to study Business Management after enjoying his classes in that subject at NHHS. With plans to transfer to a 4-year university, he worked 22 hours a week to save money for college while maintaining his grades at NHHS. In addition to volunteering at the ENC, he mentored a younger student to help improve their grades and outlook on life.
Isabella Secor, Class of 2019, nurtured a lifelong love of the ocean which encouraged her to pursue Marine Biology at OCC. Spending 20 hours a week on the water rowing with the Newport Aquatic Center opened her eyes to the issue of plastic in our oceans, and interested her in researching ways to reduce the impact of humans on the environment. While at NHHS, she organized beach clean-ups and volunteered to mentor younger girls at NAC to share her appreciation of the ocean.
Our 2018 recipients:
“Receiving this scholarship helped reduce my financial burdens and allowed me to focus on my education… Thank you for your vote of confidence! I won’t let you down! Go Sailors!” Kyle Langdon-Weyrich (2018 Scholarship recipient)
Kyle Langdon-Weyrich, Class of 2018, attended Golden West College to study Communications and run on the Cross Country and Track teams. While at NHHS, he was involved in ASB, CSF, National Honor Society, and Bridges, as well as the Cross Country and Lacrosse teams. Kyle was as an internationally-ranked competitive downhill ski racer, and worked as a marketing assistant at Alameda Co, a deckhand on the Dulcinea Yacht, and at Balboa Beach and Bicycles.
Stephanie Becerra, Class of 2018, studied Video Game Design at OCC with the goal of entering the highly competitive field of character game design. At NHHS, she was part of the AVID program and volunteered more than 100 hours of community service, most notably with Working Wardrobes, helping veterans and low-income women gain self-esteem and become workforce ready.
Our 2017 recipients:
“I would like to say thank you for supporting me, helping me get one step closer in achieving my goal of becoming a nurse.” Calloway Kennedy (2017 Scholarship recipient)
Callaway Kennedy, Callaway Kennedy, Class of 2017, attended Auburn University with a major in Nursing. She loved her time at NHHS, especially playing on the Field Hockey and Soccer teams. Her volunteer work at Hoag Hospital while in high school both inspired and confirmed her desire to pursue nursing. Despite the rigorous coursework required of nursing students, she excelled and kept on-track for a successful career helping others.
Taylor Sterling, Class of 2017, attended Santa Barbara Community College, with plans to transfer and graduate from UCSB. Born and raised in Newport Beach, she was the fourth in her family to graduate from NHHS. While in high school, Taylor volunteered in the HALO program for Autism Awareness, was on the Honor Roll all four years, and was a member of the outstanding NHHS Dance Program. In her first year of college, she discovered a love of Forensic Science, and planned to pursue this as her profession.