Scholarship Programs

Assistance League of Huntington Beach Scholarships
Help Students Achieve Their Dreams

The importance of education and literacy are at the very heart of Assistance League. The co-founder of National Assistance League, Ada Edwards Laughlin, attended Stanford University in the 1890s and taught school. Today, many Assistance League member volunteers are active or retired teachers or school principals who carry on the promise of education for all.

Assistance League of Huntington Beach believes in the importance of education as the means to a better life for children and adults and has spent hundreds of thousands of dollars over the years on programs focused on education. The tradition began in 1956, when the chapter awarded its first college scholarship to Arnis Luters. The scholarship for $4,000 would cover his four years of college. The scholarship program was expanded in 1972 to include nursing scholarships for students at Golden West College in Huntington Beach.

Our college scholarship program now includes:

  • veterans attending the Golden West College Police Academy
  • single parent clients in the Project Self Sufficiency program
  • high school graduates who are part of the Scholars’ Hope Foundation program
  • nursing students attending Golden West College
  • full-time veterans attending Golden West College & Coastline Community College

Our programs also provide scholarships for children participating in the  Therapeutic Riding Center program.

In 2018-2019, $147,883 in scholarships were awarded to college  students and Therapeutic Riding Center students. Our partnerships with the organizations listed below have made it possible for us to ensure that the best candidates receive scholarships and have the opportunity to achieve their dreams.

  • Golden West College
  • Project Self Sufficiency
  • Scholars’ Hope (formerly El Viento Foundation)
  • Therapeutic Riding Center

We have received many thank you notes from students who note the importance of our financial support.

How do we fund our scholarship and other programs?

We prefer monetary donations to support scholarships. Please visit our DONATE page.


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Therapeutic Riding Program

Golden West College - Police Academy Scholarship Presentation

Scholars' Hope Recipients

Nursing Scholarship Recipient