Assistance League of Irvine Scholarship Endowment

Using proceeds from Assistance League of Irvine’s fundraisers, a $10,000 endowment has been established, called Assistance League of Irvine Scholarship Endowment. From the interest earned on the principal balance, scholarships will be awarded each year to deserving students at Irvine Valley College.

The new criteria for issuing the scholarships has been approved by the board.

The requirements are as follows:

  • Low income parent or re-entry student
  • GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Student currently attending IVC or graduation student continuing on to a 4-year institution

“We want to encourage single mothers to earn a college degree, an achievement that will pay lifelong dividends,” said Jeanette Burrows, Scholarship Committee Chairman. “Without a college degree, many of these individuals would never be considered by employers for higher-paying jobs.”

“Establishing this endowment is very exciting and a great way to promote higher education in our local community,” said Sharlene Baker, Philanthropy Vice President. “Anytime we can encourage someone to pursue a college degree, it’s a good thing.”

This year, Assistance League of Irvine awarded $10,000 to deserving students attending Irvine Valley College.

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High School Scholarship Program

April 7, 2017 Application Deadline

In addition to the Scholarship Endowment, Assistance League of Irvine also awarded $24,500 to income-qualified high school students planning to attend Irvine Valley College.

This coming year, Assistance League of Irvine will be awarding a total of $10,000 in needs-based scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year.  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 April 7, 2017.  Awards will be announced in early May.

Scholarships will be awarded contingent on verification of full-time enrollment at Irvine Valley College for 2017-2018.

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 2017. Acceptance and enrollment by May 19, 2017 is required for receipt of scholarship
  • Have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or above
  • Complete the on-line, or paper,  Assistance League 2017 Scholarship Application, which includes writing an essay of about 500 words on the topic provided and submitting the required documents
  • Participate in a personal interview with members of Assistance League of Irvine
  • Use funds within one calendar year from the official award date

Applicants must submit the following documentation for scholarship consideration:

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

Please submit all of the above items in a single envelope postmarked or delivered by April 7, 2017 to:

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

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

Click here for the High School Scholarship Program Application Instructions and Form
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Assistance League of Irvine – High School Scholarship Program

Application Deadline: 5:00 pm, Friday, April 7, 2017

Award: Needs-based scholarships totaling a minimum of $10,000 will be awarded for the 2017-2018 school year. One (1) graduating senior from each of the Irvine Unified School District High Schools (Irvine, Northwood, Woodbridge, University, and Creekside) planning to attend Irvine Valley College will be awarded a $1,000 scholarship. Additional scholarships, will be awarded in amounts up to $1,000 to qualifying graduating IUSD seniors planning to attend Irvine Valley College, without respect to high school of attendance.

Eligibility:

 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 2017. Acceptance and enrollment by May 19, 2017 is required for receipt of a scholarship

 Have a high school grade point average of 2.5 or above

Application Process:

Complete the Assistance League 2017 Scholarship Application on-line or paper , which includes writing a 500 word essay.

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.

Please submit all of the requested documents in a single envelope postmarked or delivered by April 7, 2017 to:

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

Incomplete and/or late applications will not be considered.

High School Scholarship Application

Form for entering Operation School Bell recipient information
  • (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.
  • If applicant is under 18 years of age