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Our Mission

At LBHS Scholarship Foundation, we provide scholarships to high school students in Laguna Beach, California. Our scholarships help students achieve their academic goals and pursue their passions. We believe in the power of education to transform lives, and we are dedicated to helping students succeed.


In 1947, the Ebell Club, a prominent women’s community service organization, initiated post-graduate support at Laguna Beach High School. Since then, the scholarship program has grown through the combined efforts of community volunteers who serve on the Board of Directors of the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation. The LBHSSF works diligently with LBHS staff, past and present, to support the scholarship process.


In the Spring of 1988, it was determined the program could function more efficiently and flourish financially structured as a foundation and supported by a volunteer Board of Directors. Thus, the Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation was born, helmed by founding President, Hiroko Falkenstein.

In the beginning, the Foundation was worked jointly with LBHS staff, operating under a national organization which provided the tax exempt status permitting the Foundation to prosper and grow. During the 2013-2014 term, the LBHSSF became an independent organization with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation:

  • Provides a liaison between scholarship donors, LBHS and students

  • Assists the community in the establishment of new awards

  • Encourages development of funding to perpetuate existing awards

  • Establishes policies relating to the administration of the scholarship program

  • Provides oversight of managed funds

  • Manages the scholarship application process for LBHS graduating seniors

  • Hosts annual donor reception

  • Hosts annual Honors Convocation


100% of your donation goes to fund scholarships
The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation is a non-profit 501(C)(3) organization.

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