Two scholarships for LJHS seniors only!
The LJHS Foundation Scholarship Application is now available! You must submit your Student Aid Report (from FAFSA or Dream Act) and include it with your application.
Interested applicants need to submit their applications to Joe Cavaiola: firstname.lastname@example.org and Elisa Savoia: email@example.com by May 1. Please include your name, email and contact information.
LJHS Scholarship Laura Oswald Hummingbird Award:
Laura Oswald graduated from La Jolla High School in 1981. At La Jolla High, and throughout her life, Laura was known for her kindness and thoughtfulness. She was always ready to tell a story, or listen to one, with a friend, and she was generous with her time and attention.
Like a hummingbird, Laura would zip from friend to friend, sipping the stories from each. One friend remembers coming to La Jolla High as a transfer student from Bishop's and not knowing anyone - Laura was the first person to start up a conversation with her - and even invited her to an afterschool club activity that same day. Laura went on to San Diego State University, and a career in graphic design, but her friends and family were always a top priority and she made sure they knew it.
Her large circle of high school friends call her the "glue" of their group - she was always the person who made plans and got people together back in the day, and that continued into adulthood. When Laura became seriously ill, her friends banded together to help take care of her and keep her comfortable, and have continued to get together in her honor since her passing in 2014.
These same friends want to honor Laura's spirit with the "Laura Oswald Hummingbird Award" to be presented to a graduating senior at La Jolla High who exemplifies Laura's kind, friendly, thoughtful, and out-going nature. Please write a short essay (about 500 words) explaining why you might fit the bill.
This is a “merit based award” with no GPA or particular extracurricular requirement, but this committee would like this to be based on the student essays. Again, this award will be handled outside the need-based awards system.