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Scholarship Applications Due May 6

The City is accepting scholarship applications from college-bound seniors and transfer students by Monday, May 6 at 5:00 p.m. to earn $700 for educational expenses.

The City of Newport Beach Ackerman Scholarship Program was established to assist qualified students in obtaining a higher education. Funds for the program are provided through an endowment from the Ackerman Trust. Scholarships may be used for tuition, books, laboratory and/or academic fees.

This year there will be seven $700 scholarships awarded.


You must meet both criteria (A) and (B) to apply:

 A. Be a child residing in Newport Beach OR be a child of a regular, full-time Newport Beach City Employee.

B. Graduate from a high school in 2024 and are accepted to attend an accredited two-year community college or four-year college or university OR are transferring from a two-year community college to an accredited four-year college or university in Fall 2024; AND have maintained a cumulative G.P.A. of 3.0 or better.


The criteria used for selection includes: financial need, scholastic standing, school or community leadership, school and/or extracurricular activities, and career and life plans.

The deadline to submit your application is Monday, May 6, 2024 at 5:00 p.m.

Apply through our website at

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