Long Beach Bar Foundation Scholarship Fund

For College-Bound High School Seniors 

 

The Long Beach Bar Association is proud to award scholarships to high achieving, college-bound high school students from across Long Beach in order to make their financial burden more manageable.

 

This scholarship fund is one of the many ways the Long Beach Bar Association seeks to give back to our community. If you are a member of the Long Beach Bar Association and would like to join the Scholarship Committee to select next year's award recipients, please visit the Committees page

 

 

Awards Dinner 

This year's Scholarship Awards Dinner will be in August of 2021 - hopefully in person! Further details will be coming in June. We will be honoring our finalists and awarding their scholarships. For more information on dinner tickets and our special guests speaker, visit our dinner page here.

Applicant Information

If you are a high school senior from the class of 2021 who would like to apply for the Long Beach Bar Association Scholarship, you may apply at the link below through July 9, 2021

Support the Fund

 

For more information on donating to our Scholarship Fund and on our Donor Incentives please use the "Donate" button below. To learn more or join us at our next fundraiser please visit our  Events" page.

Scholarship Fund History -

In Support of Education

By Alison Flowers

 

Some of the core values of the Long Beach Bar Association are knowledge, collegiality, and service to the community.  In upholding these values, the Bar has provided recognition and distinction to local students for their scholarly accomplishments.  As Walt Disney stated, “Our greatest natural resource is the minds of our children.”

 

On December 18, 1958, the Law Day Committee recommended that a scholarship be established. Since then the Bar has been awarding high-achieving, college-bound high school students from across Long Beach with scholarships in order to make the financial burden of higher education more manageable.  Over the years, recipients of the Bar’s scholarships have included promising students who later went on to become prominent members of the community. Some of these recipients include a local councilman, a senior executive with the Port of Long Beach, a community developer fighting for affordable housing, graduates of ivy league schools, and innumerable other valuable professionals.  

 

In providing these scholarships, the Bar has awarded over $500,000 to these worthy students during the tenure of the Scholarship Program.  A dinner is also held in honor of these remarkable students to further demonstrate the Bar’s support and encouragement.

 

As the cost of education increases, it becomes more and more essential that students are provided with the tools needed to succeed.  In the 59th year of the Scholarship Program and the centennial year, the Bar awarded $55,000 in scholarships to fourteen Long Beach high school seniors, which was the largest award of scholarships in the history of the Program.  In addition, the Bar created a Centennial Endowment Scholarship fund with an initial funding of over $50,000 in recognition of the Bar’s first 100 years.  

 

The Scholarship Program is one of the ways in which the Bar gives back to the community.  The generosity of sponsors and donors throughout Long Beach also makes possible this contribution to the education and future of Long Beach’s aspiring youth.  

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2019 Scholarship Recipients

Brooke Borders - Lakewood

Drew Buchanon - Wilson

Evan Coulter - Millikan

Shanaya Daughtrey - Lakewood

Sergio Diaz - Cabrillo

Esmeralda Garcia-Castellanos - Poly

Mark Leonardo Gliane - Cabrillo

Giovanni Longino - McBride

Elizabeth Matos - Poly

Carolina Newton - Wilson

Nayeli Santa Cruz - St. Anthony’s

Erin Shin - Poly

John Sucro - Cabrillo

Caris White - Poly

Isaiah Williams - Millikan

 

2018 Scholarship Recipients

 

Alexa Ara - Wilson

Bryanna Becerra - Poly

Lauren Calderon - Poly

Drew Jones - Lakewood

Samantha Kerns - Lakewood

Joy McQueary - St. Anthony’s

Andela Misic - Wilson

Julia Pecego - Poly

Gracelyn Pham - CAMS

Samera Raqueno - Cabrillo

Rebecca Remple - Milikan

Vanessa Rivera Hernandez - Poly

Cindy Sahagun - Wilson

Cadence Stringer - Wilson

Vincent You - Milikan

 

2017 Scholarship Recipients

 

Elika Asis - Lakewood

Brandon Cramer - McBride

Cassidy Hunt - Poly

Aitana Jordan- Wilson

Brittany Kealoha - Millikan

Sara Knippa - Poly

Taylor Logan - Wilson

Daniel Martinez - St. Anthony’s

Cesar Mena - Lakewood

Pablo Moraga - Wilson

Leigha Onwu - Cabrillo

Isabella Peres - Lakewood

Adonis Rubio - Wilson

Jao San Agustin - Cabrillo

2016 Scholarship Recipients

 

Aunica Cesena, Wilson

 Macy Chang, Wilson

Nicholas Cornejo, Millikan

Charles Guinto, St. Anthony

Melina Lopez, Lakewood

Benjamin Neal, Poly

Sherese Onwu, Cabrillo

Dawn Perkins, Renaissance

Matthew Rios, CAMS

Timothy White, Poly