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Timeline for the Scholarship Application and Award Process

The Laguna Beach High School Scholarship Foundation (LBHSSF) application process begins in January and concludes with scholarship awards being announced at Honors Convocation in June. Scholarships are available for both two-year and four-year colleges, as well as accredited trade and technical schools.


  • The LBHSSF online application opens January 10

  • Attend the LBHSSF informational presentation during Government/Economics, Jan. 10-12, 2024.  A Make Up Session will be offered TBD.



  • Review scholarship descriptions and begin applying for individual scholarships.

  • Begin preparing any supplemental information required by scholarships

  • Complete your FAFSA if you are applying for “Financial Need Required”  LBHSSF scholarships. 

  • Mentoring is available to seniors requesting assistance with the scholarship process.

  • If applying for Festival of Arts Scholarship scholarships in Film, Performing Arts, Visual Arts, and/or Writing, attend FOA Workshop in the LBHS Library during tutorial, February 8


Phase 1: Due Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024 at 11:59pm

  • Complete and submit all scholarship applications, by Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, 11:59 pm.

    • Complete the Signature and Authorization Agreement (parent/guardian signature required on the application) by Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, 11:59 pm.

    • Request and obtain Letters of Recommendation, if required by scholarships. Refer to individual scholarship descriptions for specific reference instructions. Letters of Recommendation must be received by your scholarship account not later than Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, 11:59 pm.

    • Complete and electronically upload all additional materials (essays, resume, copies of artwork, etc.) required by individual scholarships to your scholarship account on or before Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2024, 11:59 pm.​​ ​​

Phase 2: Due Thursday, Feb. 29, 2024

  • A copy of the FAFSA Submission Summary (FSS) which includes Student Aid Index (SAI) must be submitted to the Scholarship Coordinator not later than Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:59 pm

  • Video Interview for the LBHS Faculty Scholarship Committee due to the Scholarship Coordinator Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:59 pm.

  • If you received any disciplinary or ethics policy violations during high school (see page 33 of the LBHS Student Handbook), prepare a written explanation of the violations and the lessons learned. Written explanations must be submitted to the Scholarship Coordinator no later than Thursday, February 29, 2024, 11:59 pm.


  • Complete the FOA application and all its supplemental pieces by March 8, 2024.

  • Some scholarships require applicants to have an interview with donors. The Scholarship Coordinator will schedule and notify applicants of required donor interview times.


  • One week prior to convocation all applicants are notified, via email, if they have or have not been awarded a scholarship.

  • Scholarship recipients invite their families to the Honors Convocation on Friday, May 31, 2024.

  • Scholarship recipients are required to attend Honors Convocation on Friday, May 31, 2024 at 6:00 pm and must wear their cap and gown.

  • Scholarship Workshop in the LBHS Library June 10, 2024 @ 10:30 AM. Information about next steps provided by the LBHS Scholarship Coordinator

  • Scholarship recipients write and send thank you notes to each scholarship donor to fulfill the agreed to LBHSSF requirements. Upload a copy of your thank you note to your scholarship account by July 15, 2024, 11:59 pm. If this requirement is not met, your scholarship will be forfeited.

  • Scholarship recipients upload a proof of enrollment to their scholarship account by December 1, 2024, 11:59 pm.

  • Scholarship awards will not be paid until thank you notes and proof of enrollment are uploaded to the recipient’s scholarship account, no exceptions. Contact us at if you have questions regarding your award or need assistance with your scholarship account.

  • Scholarship funds will be sent to your school after you upload your proof of enrollment to your scholarship account. If you would like to defer payment of your award, you may request a one-year extension. Your extension request must be made through your scholarship account or by emailing This must be received by LBHSSF not later than December 1, 2024, 11:59 pm, or your scholarship will be forfeited, no exceptions.

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