Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach High School Scholarship Program

Scholarship Overview

The Propeller Club of Los Angeles-Long Beach is offering scholarships ranging from $250 to $1,000 to graduating high school seniors. In 2019, the Board of Governors established two additional scholarships in memory of David Arian and Adam Birkenbach awarding $1,000 each.

Please submit all scholarship applications to: Propeller Club of LA/LB, 320 Pine Ave #1050, Long Beach, CA 90802 by April 30, 2019

Winners will be notified by the Propeller Club of LA/LB Scholarship Committee on or before May 15, 2019.

Scholarship Application

Scholarship Qualifications

This scholarship is open to high school seniors currently attending schools located in the cities of Long Beach, Lakewood, San Pedro, Wilmington, or Carson and demonstrating deserving academic records, outstanding citizenship and school and community service.


Please provide two letters of reference; one from a teacher or counselor and one from an adult who is familiar with your school work and activities that should be considered in reviewing eligibility for scholarships. Do not include relatives or fellow students.

Application Process

The application must be completed in full. In addition, the following questions shall be answered on a separate sheet:

  • Attach a 500 word, typed essay answering ONE of the following questions below (A or B):
    • What do you see as the biggest challenge for the continued growth and success of the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach, and what suggestions do you have for the Ports to overcome that challenge?
    • What first-hand experiences do you have with international trade and maritime transportation and how do you see it affecting your life in the future.
    • Please list your most important school activities, community service and work experience. If you prefer to provide a resume, you are welcome to do so.
  • Please attach a copy of your unofficial high school transcripts to support your reported GPA.

Past Scholarship Recipients


Ethan Horvath – Millikan High School (Thank You Letter)
Francis DeGuzman – Cabrillo High School
Joy Rowden – California State University, Long Beach
Timothy Oloimooja – Port of Los Angeles High School


Hunter Bjazevich – Mary Star of the Sea High School
Guadalupe Del Cid – Port of Los Angeles High School
Arturo Hernandez – Phineas Banning High School
Daisy Loera – Banning Academies of Creative and Innovative Sciences High School