Financial Aid & Scholarships

The links to the right will provide you accesses to several resources you can utilize to learn about and apply for financial aid and scholarship. 

Scholarships for SENIORS

The Asian Pacific Fund administers 10 scholarship programs to help undergraduate and graduate students achieve their education goals. To apply for a scholarship administered by the Asian Pacific Fund, please review the complete eligibility criteria for each scholarship program, and download the application for the program(s) for which you are eligible. Details on each program can be found below:
Lapiz Family Scholarship (Deadline: Friday, April 24)

Irvine Unified Council PTA Scholarship-Due April 16, 2020

 IUCPTA is pleased to offer one $500 Scholarship at each Irvine High School (Creekside, Irvine High, Northwood High, San Joaquin, Woodbridge High, University High, and Portola High) to a graduating senior that will be used towards continued education after graduation. Recipients must attend an accredited college/university, community college or trade or technical school within the first year following high school graduation. Please click HERE for more information and how to apply.

John Colvin Memorial Scholarship -Due April 24, 2020
The Greater Irvine Chamber, in coordination with the Colvin family, established the John Colvin Memorial Scholarship in honor of John Greg Colvin. Colvin was a long time-resident of Orange County, active Chamber member, and chair of the Business Attraction & Retention Committee. He died in 2014 while training for an Ironman Triathlon. This year, the Chamber will award two scholarships of $2,500 each to two students who have been accepted to or are currently enrolled in a four-year degree program at a university or college with a campus in Irvine. This scholarship does not go directly to the school, but rather is to be used at the students’ discretion, for anything they choose to spend it on.
Eligible Colleges/Universities in Irvine:
•Alliant International University
•Brandman University, Irvine Campus
•California State University Fullerton, Irvine Campus
•Chapman University
•Concordia University
•Irvine Valley College
•Pepperdine University, Irvine Campus
•Saddleback College
•University of California, Irvine
•University of La Verne, O.C. Regional Campus
•Webster University, Irvine
•Westcliff University
•Western State College of Law
Applications can be found HERE
2020 Clyde Dodge Bonita Canyon PTA Scholarship Award - Due April 27, at 3pm
The value of the Scholarship Award is $1,000.00. To be eligible for consideration, a student must be a graduating high school senior in good academic standing, who attended Bonita Canyon Elementary School in Irvine for at least one full academic year. Completed applications must be received in the Bonita Canyon Elementary School office by 3:00 p.m., Monday, April 27, 2020. Due to the emergency distance learning, would appreciate if applicants also emailed their applications to
Applications can be found HERE
Bio-Rad Scholarship -Due May 15, 2020

The Bio-Rad Scholarship Program assists local graduating high school students who wish to pursue careers in science or engineering. The program provides financial assistance to deserving students so they can continue their pursuit of science and engineering in higher education. This program is available to children of QSD employees as well as any students attending Irvine Unified School District. Applications are evaluated based on students’ personal connection to science and engineering, as well as the originality, clarity, and persuasiveness of their answers to essay questions. Two Bio-Rad Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded. Please click HERE for application. Please email your counselor for an unofficial copy of your high school transcript. Applications can be sent to Sasha Heavrin at or mailed to 21 Technology Dr, Irvine Ca 92618 (postmarked by May 15).

Edwards Lifesciences Foundation Scholarship Program -Due May 26, 2020
Through this program, we will award 12 four-year scholarships of $2,500 per year ($10,000 in total) to high school seniors from Orange County, California or Salt Lake County, Utah or Puerto Rico who are pursuing bachelor’s degrees in STEM fields. 

Scholarship Criteria:

Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a current high school senior residing in Orange County, California, Salt Lake County, Utah, Puerto Rico, or be a child (or in the guardianship) of an U.S. Edwards Lifesciences employee
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year pursuing a bachelor’s degree in a STEM field
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent) for scholarship renewal

Applications can be found HERE

PB&J Scholarship- Due May 31, 2020
The PB&J Scholarship is open to all college bound seniors at Irvine High School who are attending an accredited 2 year or 4 year college in the Fall of 2020.  The PB&J scholarship awards students who have experienced challenges in their life that may not have allowed them to perform well academically but still have the drive to succeed. Apply HERE
Willow Tree Scholarship -Due June 8, 2020, 11:59pm PST

The Willow Tree Scholarship is open to graduating high school seniors in Orange County, California who will enter their first year of post-secondary education at any two or four year accredited institution in the United States by Fall semester 2020 or Winter quarter 2021. Recipients are awarded a scholarship of $1,000 to be used toward their first year of college. Winners of the scholarship will be selected on their ability to write an essay expressing critical ideas that can generate a thoughtful connection with the reader.

Eligibility and Official Rules:

  • Currently a graduating high school senior attending school in Orange County, California.
  • Must have a minimum of 3.0 overall GPA.
  • Will attend college in pursuit of a two or four year degree in any major by January 2021.
  • Must submit a personal essay answering the given year’s writing prompt (not to exceed 750 words). See left panel.
  • Candidates who submit a personal essay permit The Wall POV Project the right to solicit the essay to be a part of the “Point of View” educational book series.

Please click HERE to apply.

City Property Management Scholarship -Due July 31, 2020

Please click HERE for more information on this scholarship for seniors who are interested in pursing a career in HOA Management or Real Estate.

Financial Aid Night Presentation Materials

Please see the information below from Financial Aid Night at Northwood High School on Thursday, September 26th.

Financial Aid Presentation

Creating and Using FSA ID

CSS Profile Student Guide

Creating a CSS Profile Account- Parent Information