Community Scholarships

While NPHSSF maintains the funds for these scholarships, we do not create the criteria nor do we select the recipients (except for those scholarships with  *).

James Allnutt Memorial

JAMES C. ALLNUTT CLASS OF ’71 ALUMNI SCHOLARSHIP (In Loving Memory of Marjorie F. Allnutt): Applicants must be NPHS seniors who have participated in a leadership role in the school and/or community and whose GPA is between 2.00 to 3.50.  Special consideration will be given to students who have overcome particular needs and who will further their education at a trade school, community colleges or universities.  Two $750 scholarships will be awarded.

Courtney Brousseau Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Courtney Garg Brousseau, Newbury Park High School Class of 2015.  Being aware of injustice within a community, he was driven to make the world a better place, change a broken system, and improve everyone’s lives especially those who didn’t have a voice. During his time at NPHS, he was involved in a wealth of extracurricular activities, with none closer to his heart than the Panther Prowler newspaper where he was Co-Editor-in-Chief and didn’t shy away from controversial issues that led to lengthy discussions on the role of scholastic journalism. Courtney was a community activist who believed that everyone, no matter their age, should be involved in their community and be informed.  

 

Courtney's family has created this scholarship to aid students who want to improve in the world through journalism and public engagement. Applicants must have attained a minimum 3.0 GPA, and a plan to attend a 2- or 4-year college with a plan to pursue a career in either in the public sector, non-profit, or journalism space. Students are required to submit a supplemental essay (500 words or less), to describe their participation in government, journalism, or their community and what it means to them.

Darrin Carr Memorial*

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Darrin Carr, a dedicated Newbury Park High School English teacher and former girls’ softball coach.  Mr. Carr was a humble man who cared deeply for his family, friends, colleagues and students alike. He devoted countless hours to helping students realize their true potential inside and outside of the classroom, as well as, offering support and encouragement to fellow teachers. College-bound applicants applying for this scholarship, graduating from the senior class of 2017, must be former students of Mr. Carr’s. Candidates should submit an additional essay (200 words maximum) describing their memory of Mr. Carr as a teacher who served as a role model of an active, well-rounded member of the panther community and describe how their own activities on campus reflect and represent Mr. Carr’s inspiration.

John and Mike Dagan Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in memory of John Dagan, who served the youths of this community for so many years.  Applicants must have attained a minimum 2.8 GPA, earned a varsity letter and participated at that level for two years.  It would be helpful if applicants have done community service or have worked part-time.  Special consideration will be given to those who have participated in football at NPHS.

Lisa Doman Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Lisa Doman.  Lisa was the captain of the varsity tennis team, and excelled as a point guard in basketball.  She sang with the select choir and performed in student plays and musicals. She was also an outstanding student.  Applicants must have earned a varsity letter in at least one sport, been active in the performance arts, and attained a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Ryan Edwards Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Ryan Edwards, a graduate of NPHS Class of 2007 who was blessed with an outgoing, witty personality that was infectious to everyone he came in contact with. He was a talented musician, writer, photographer and speaker.  He had an unbridled thrust for higher education and he was passionate to make his mark in the world through diversity and change.  Ryan appreciated those individuals that expressed a strong will and a desire to create change in the world.  Applicants must have attained a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and plan to continue their education by attending a Two-Year College, or Four-Year University.

John Dagan Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in memory of John Dagan, who served the youths of this community for so many years.  Applicants must have attained a minimum 2.8 GPA, earned a varsity letter and participated at that level for two years.  It would be helpful if applicants have done community service or have worked part-time.  Special consideration will be given to those who have participated in football at NPHS.

Lisa Doman Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Lisa Doman.  Lisa was the captain of the varsity tennis team, and excelled as a point guard in basketball.  She sang with the select choir and performed in student plays and musicals. She was also an outstanding student.  Applicants must have earned a varsity letter in at least one sport, been active in the performance arts, and attained a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Ryan Edwards Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Ryan Edwards, a graduate of NPHS Class of 2007 who was blessed with an outgoing, witty personality that was infectious to everyone he came in contact with. He was a talented musician, writer, photographer and speaker.  He had an unbridled thrust for higher education and he was passionate to make his mark in the world through diversity and change.  Ryan appreciated those individuals that expressed a strong will and a desire to create change in the world.  Applicants must have attained a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and plan to continue their education by attending a Two-Year College, or Four-Year University.

John Dagan Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in memory of John Dagan, who served the youths of this community for so many years.  Applicants must have attained a minimum 2.8 GPA, earned a varsity letter and participated at that level for two years.  It would be helpful if applicants have done community service or have worked part-time.  Special consideration will be given to those who have participated in football at NPHS.

Lisa Doman Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Lisa Doman.  Lisa was the captain of the varsity tennis team, and excelled as a point guard in basketball.  She sang with the select choir and performed in student plays and musicals. She was also an outstanding student.  Applicants must have earned a varsity letter in at least one sport, been active in the performance arts, and attained a minimum GPA of 3.0.

Ryan Edwards Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Ryan Edwards, a graduate of NPHS Class of 2007 who was blessed with an outgoing, witty personality that was infectious to everyone he came in contact with. He was a talented musician, writer, photographer and speaker.  He had an unbridled thrust for higher education and he was passionate to make his mark in the world through diversity and change.  Ryan appreciated those individuals that expressed a strong will and a desire to create change in the world.  Applicants must have attained a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA, and plan to continue their education by attending a Two-Year College, or Four-Year University.

Sarah Galbawy Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Sarah Galbawy, a graduate of NPHS Class of 2010 who loved water.  She was on the swim team and water polo team for all 4 years and volunteered to help coach the 2011 freshman girls water polo team.  She was an avid surfer and skim boarder, and when she was not in the water she loved to write, be outdoors with friends and take and develop pictures.  Applicants applying for this scholarship must have a minimum 2.5 GPA, must have been on the water polo and/or swim team for at least 3 seasons, have completed 40 hours of community service, have two recommendations from NPHS Faculty and prepared to attend a Two-Year College, Four-Year University or a Trade School.  Students must include a supplemental essay (1 to 3 paragraphs) on how your educational goals will better your life and your community.

Michael Hatcher Memorial

This scholarship is offered in memory of Michael Hatcher, a 2005 NPHS graduate who was enrolled at CSUN as a piano and composition major at the time of his passing on September 9, 2013.  Music spoke to Michael’s soul, and he was a master of a variety of instruments. Michael was also a generous, kind and beautifully spirited person who profoundly affected all with whom he came in contact.  This scholarship is open to NPHS seniors who have studied music and who intend to continue their music studies at a community college or university. No minimum GPA is required.

The David and Gwen Weise Family Scholarship

This scholarship is offered in loving memory of Joseph and Leon Sirkin; two young brothers whose lives and bright futures were tragically ended in WWII. This scholarship is open to NPHS graduating seniors with a minimum 3.5 cumulative GPA. Applicants must also show financial need and plan to attend a 2 or 4 year college or university in the Fall. In addition to the standard application, students must submit at least one faculty letter of recommendation and a short essay. The essay should be one page or less and answer the following questions: How have you made a positive impact in our community and how will this scholarship affect your future academic pursuits? This scholarship will be for a total of $10,000 to be equally divided between two to four applicants. The number of scholarship recipients will be based on the annual applicant pool. 

Amy Melissa Moore Memorial

This scholarship is awarded in memory of Amy Moore, a graduate of NPHS Class of 1995. Amy was a bright outgoing student who loved dance and being part of the Color Guard which traveled and participated with the NPHS band at competitions. Amy’s teachers loved her enthusiasm and love for learning. She was a friend to all. Her infectious smile could light up a room. Anyone who knew Amy could count on her willingness to help in any way she could. She volunteered in many community projects. Amy received her degree from CSUN in Journalism /Communications and went on to work for US Bank until her passing. Applicants should plan on attending a 2 or 4 year college of their choice and be either on the Color Guard or part of the band. A short supplemental essay should accompany the application indicating how the scholarship of $750.00 will be used in their continuing education.

Bill "Coach" Loretta

This scholarship will be awarded in memory of Bill Loretta, beloved and dedicated former teacher, coach and Assistant Principal – Athletics at Newbury Park High School.  Bill joined NPHS when it opened in 1967, coached football among a number of different sports and established the wrestling program. He had been a major presence at NPHS until 1992, known for his hard work and strong integrity. Applicants must have been active in athletics at NPHS, earned two varsity letters, attained a minimum 2.5 GPA, and plan to attend a two or four-year college or university in the Fall and become a teacher or an athletic coach in the future. Students must submit a short statement as to what athletics mean to them.

Marie Curie Science & Math

This is a $750 scholarship awarded to encourage more young women to major in science and mathematics.  It is open to graduating senior girls who are planning on majoring in science, math, or engineering at a four-year college or university. Student should be accepted to a four-year college or university with a major related to science, mathematics, engineering or technology in the Fall. Student must have taken AP or IB Calculus and at least one AP science class.

Mad Attic Thrift Shop*

A scholarship will be awarded to a graduating NPHS Senior who intends to attend a community college or university in the Fall and who has demonstrated a commitment to service, either to the school or the community.  Applicants must incorporate a description of their service involvement in the personal statement.

George Hurley Memorial

This scholarship is offered in memory of George Hurley, beloved teacher, coach and friend who devoted his life to the betterment of Newbury Park High School students and staff, as well as the entire Conejo Valley community. Open to all graduating NPHS seniors who will continue their education at a trade or technical school, community college, or university. Special consideration will be given to applicants who have participated in athletics, clubs, or other co-curricular activities. A supplementary essay is required for this scholarship. In less than 500 words, please describe how your participation in co-curricular activities contributed to a better NPHS experience for yourself and for your extended Panther community.

Panther Community College

This scholarship is to encourage and support students who prefer, or need, to begin their college education at a community college, and then transfer to a four year college or university. Four $500.00 scholarships are available.  The most important criteria are:
1.  Must plan to attend a community college.
2.  Financial support from family is limited.
3.  Work experience and school/community activities are a factor.
4.  Two letters of reference are requested.
5.  A statement from the applicant supporting the application is helpful.

Edrosolan Sisters

The Edrosolan sisters both attended NPHS, played varsity sports (tennis, volleyball & cheerleading) while holding part-time jobs. They both believe in giving back to the community that helped them. A scholarship will be awarded to a female graduating senior pursuing a degree at a 4-year college or university.  Consideration will go to candidates who have: demonstrated academic achievement (no lower than a 3.0); participated in extracurricular activities. Special consideration will be given to students who held leadership positions, achieved a varsity letter, and/or participated in multiple activities; part-time work experience (either during the school year or during summers); and financial need. Student must be enrolled and attending a 4-year university by 9/30/20.

Marisa Dottlinger Memorial*

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Marisa Dottlinger. Marisa was sweet and compassionate person who loved children and her dog, Barney. She was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumor at the age of 6. After going through treatment, she lived eight happy years in Newbury Park, attending Cypress Elementary School, Sequoia Middle School, and Newbury Park High School until she passed away in 2013. She will be forever missed by her parents and friends.

Old Boney Mountain Foundation for Kids

Each year, Old Boney Mountain Foundation for Kids will provide scholarship opportunities for inspired, underprivileged individuals seeking to enroll in college, trade schools, music schools and performing arts / creative arts schools. Applicants must come from families with significant financial burden; hold a minimum 3.0 GPA overall in all course work in high school; be graduating in the year of the award; and have completed a minimum of 20 hours of community service during their graduating year. Selection will be based on financial need and a commitment to physical and spiritual well being, community, service, health and prayer. Submit a 500-1,000 word essay on the topic “What makes me an Old Boney Mountain Foundation for Kids Inspired Youth.” Your essay should explain what you demonstrate on a daily basis that makes you a driven, inspired applicant and what struggles you are facing with financial or family hardships, making it difficult for you to take further steps to better your education. Go to oldboneymountain.org for more information. Award will range from $500 - $2,000.

Kim & Cho Family Memorial*

This scholarship is awarded in the memory of Mun and Myung Kim, whose grandchildren attended Newbury Park High School. They immigrated to the United States in 1976 in search of a better life, and while they faced many challenges, their journey was meaningful because they enjoyed watching their children and grandchildren thrive. In retirement, Mun and Myung were able to fulfill their desire to give back to the community through many volunteer and service efforts. The Cho Family wishes to honor their memory by helping students whose families came to the United States in search of a better life and would benefit from financial assistance.

Potential Future Scholarship

Past Scholarships No Longer Offered

Jeffery Lynn Rich Memorial

Jay Merrill Memorial-This scholarship was awarded in memory of Jay Merrill, a former NPHS teacher and coach. Special consideration was given to baseball players who had played high school ball for two or more years.

Dr. John Keane Memorial-This scholarship was awarded in the memory of Dr. John Keane, who served our students for years in so many wonderful ways.  Students must have earned varsity letters in two or more sports at NPHS, and done community service or worked part-time.  Special consideration was given to those who had participated in cross-country at NPHS.

Luciano Rossetti Memorial-This scholarship was awarded in memory of Luciano Rossetti, Class of 1996. Luciano was a gifted student and musician. The Rossetti family wished to give special consideration to those who had studied music at NPHS or who went on to pursue music at the college level. 

Dan McQuerrey Memorial-This scholarship was offered in memory of Dan McQuerrey, a teacher at Maple Elementary School.  Scholarships were awarded to graduating NPHS students who attended Maple for at least three years and who planned to continue their education in the fields of math and/or science.