Education is a Powerful Defense Against Poverty

Assistance League of Orange recognizes outstanding graduating seniors by offering individual scholarships based on the following factors: academic achievements, financial need, high school activities, extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership qualities. In addition, specific scholarships are dedicated to those students who are pursuing certain areas of future study. All of these awards are to encourage students who have the potential to make a difference in our community and the nation.

Scholarship Criteria

All applicants must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA, must have graduated by September from an Orange Unified School District (OUSD) high school OR from another high school while residing in the OUSD attendance area. Applicants must be planning to attend an accredited college, university, community college or trade or technical school as a full-time student in the fall. Members of Assistance League of Orange and other local Assistance Leagues and Auxiliaries and their immediate and extended families are not eligible to apply.

Assistance League of Orange has four different types of scholarships. A student may apply for ONE OR MORE, OR ALL of these scholarships, IF they meet the criteria.


The application window for scholarships for 2023 has closed.  Check this space for how to submit an application for a 2024 Scholarship in January 2024.

Types of Scholarships

General Scholarship

Student meets Scholarship Criteria listed above.

Alfreda Niewig Nursing Scholarship

Student plans to study Nursing or pursue an education in another health-related field. (Veterinarian students please apply for the General Scholarship.)

Memorial Scholarship for Special Needs Student

Student has special needs such as a physical or mental handicap or plans to study special education.

Eugenia Love Arts Scholarship

Student plans to pursue study in the arts. Student is required to attach a portfolio/CD/DVD/video or other means of artistic expression for our consideration along with the application.

Richland High School Scholarship

This scholarship is available to students who are currently attending Richland High School or who have attended Richland for some period of time during the current school year. Scholarship recipients will be selected by the Richland High School staff according to established criteria.  Please see your Guidance Counselor to apply.

Terry Applebaum congratulates Josiah Soto on his Scholarship Award, May 5, 2023.

2023 Scholarship Recipients

Front Row (L to R): Jhomarie Moreno, Valerie Sanchez Rodriguez, Gwen Takagi, Theresa Perez, Alexandra Rosas, Sheyli Bernal. Back Row (L to R): Rylee Coney, Benjamin Nguyen, Amelia Fallahi-Ardekani, Sarah Guor, Ashley Fuerte-Mejia, Hailey Navarro, Johnathan Costello, Evan Bui, Joshua Martinez, Josiah Soto.
Scholarship Committee members Linda Saperstein (L) and Karen Goodwin (R) present Sheyli Bernal with her Scholarship certificate and yard sign to recognize her achievement, May 5, 2023.