High School Graduating Seniors – Application Deadline – Friday, April 23, 2022                      

Assistance League of Irvine awards scholarships to income-qualified high school students planning to attend Irvine Valley College.

This coming year, Assistance League Irvine will be awarding needs-based scholarships for the 2022-2023 school year. 

One (1) graduating senior from each of the Irvine Unified School District High Schools (Creekside, Irvine, Northwood, Portola, University, and Woodbridge) planning to attend Irvine Valley College will be awarded a minimum $1,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships will be awarded to qualifying graduating Irvine Unified School District seniors planning to attend Irvine Valley College, without respect to high school of attendance, as funds are available.



Graduating seniors from Irvine Unified School District High Schools, planning to attend Irvine Valley College full-time, are invited to apply for a scholarship.  The application deadline is no later than April 23, 2022.  Awards will be announced in early May.

Scholarships will be awarded contingent on verification of full-time enrollment at Irvine Valley College for 2022-2023.

Requirements of eligibility are as follows:

  • Be enrolled in an Irvine Unified School District high school
  • Be a graduating high school senior who will be enrolled as a full-time college student in Irvine Valley College in the fall of 2022. Acceptance and enrollment by May 19, 2022 is required for receipt of scholarship
  • Complete the on-line, or download and print, the 2021 Scholarship Application. Include your written essay of about 500 words on the topic provided and submit the required documents
  • Have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or above
  • Participate in a personal interview with members of Assistance League Irvine via Zoom
  • Use funds within one calendar year from the official award date

Applicants must submit the following documentation for scholarship consideration:

  1. Completed, on-line or signed, paper application form
  2. 500 word essay
  3. Current, official high school transcript, signed by a counselor or forwarded directly from your High School to Assistance League or Irvine
  4. Letter of recommendation from an academic advisor, counselor, or recent instructor, High School principal or vice-principal, signed and sealed in a separate envelope
  5. A second letter of recommendation from an individual not related to you
  6. Completed FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) form

Essay Sentence: “It has been said that Education is the kindling of a flame.”

In your essay, tell us about:

  • Your family background and the people who helped you light your candle
  • Include your personal educational goals
  • How this scholarship will help you achieve those goals
  • Discuss your role in the community and ways in which you affect those around you
Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered
All documentation must be submitted via email to HSscholarship@alirvine.org OR postmarked no later Friday, April 23, 2022, and mailed to:

Assistance League Irvine
High School Scholarship Committee
2452 Alton Parkway
Irvine CA  92606

Click here to request a printed application or if you have questions HSscholarship@alirvine.org

  • (A=4 points)
  • Extra Curricular Activities:

  • Include name, dates of participation and office held
  • Employment Experience

  • Include employer name, address, contact name & phone, dates worked, and hours per week
  • Essay

  • This certifies that the information you have provided in this application is accurate and true.