Irvine Forward Foundation
The Irvine Forward Foundation Community Scholarship, launched in 2022, aims to acknowledge the efforts of high school seniors who have shown exceptional leadership and service to the community of Irvine. This scholarship recognizes students that exemplify a strong balance between academic performance, leadership experience, and community involvement. It serves as a recognition of the outstanding contributions made by these students, who have demonstrated a commitment to improving the lives of those around them. The scholarship is specifically designed to support graduating high school seniors and provide them with the resources needed to continue their education and pursue their future goals. By honoring their hard work and dedication, we aspire to inspire the next generation of community leaders.
is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.
The scholarship program outlined below requires applicants to meet specific student criteria
Be a resident of or attend school in the City of Irvine
Graduating high school senior
GPA of 3.5 or higher
Demonstrate high moral character
The applicants must demonstrate leadership and service to the community
Scholarships are awarded without regard to race, religion, or creed
To be considered for the scholarship, applicants must provide all of the following:
Relate how your leadership and community service has been used for the betterment of
Maximum length: 600 words.
Writing Prompt 1
Write about your academic interests and educational plans, and how they
are aligned to your long term goals. Include how you would use the scholarship, if awarded.
Length: Between 350-500 words.
Writing Prompt 2
Describe the most significant challenge you have faced and the steps
you have taken to overcome this challenge. How has this challenge affected your academic
Maximum 350 words.
3 Letters of Recommendation
- One that supports “Leadership & Community Service”
- One that supports “Academic Plans”
- One that supports “Character Reference”
Scholarships & Education Funds
Other scholarships offered by Irvine Forward Foundation
John Colvin Memorial Scholarship
Established after the untimely passing of active Greater Irvine Chamber member John Colvin in 2014. For students enrolled in a four-year degree program at an accredited university or college in Southern California with a G.P.A. of 3.0 or higher, with a commitment to a fitness lifestyle and contributing to the health and economic vitality of Irvine and California.
Lieutenant Colonel Thomas U. Wall Memorial Scholarship
Established Thomas U. Wall trust in 1992. For students who are a U.S. military veteran (or child or grandchild of a U.S. Military veteran) pursuing science, business or law enforcement at Irvine Valley College, have financial need, and a high school or college 2.5 or higher G.P.A.