Deadline approaches for Port of Long Beach high school scholarships

Local high school students have until Wednesday to apply for a scholarship from the Port of Long Beach.

The port will award a total of $200,000 in scholarships ranging from $500 to $5,000.

To qualify, students must:

  • Be a senior at a public or private high school within the Long Beach Unified School District’s service area.
  • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.5.
  • Enroll part-time or full-time at an accredited college, university, community/junior college or vocational/technical program in the fall of 2023.
  • Plan to major in a field related to international trade, goods movement or other port-related industries. These industries include, but may not be limited to, international business, maritime law, global logistics, engineering, environmental science, security or a trade program that includes HVAC, welding, clean trucks/alternative fuels or electrical.

Applicants must provide high school transcripts and a two-page essay to be considered, and students chosen for a scholarship will be notified in April or May.

The application deadline is 11:59 p.m. Wednesday. For more information or to apply, visit the port’s website.

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