The Laguna Beach Scholarship Foundation awarded $279,000 to 118 graduating seniors at the annual Honors Convocation, held June 11 in the Artist's Theatre on the high school campus.
Another $100,000 is available through scholarship programs that offer renewable awards for three additional years.
Foundation President Marsha Aronoff said the scholarships are possible because of the generosity of the community, which recognizes the potential of the recipients and offers them the opportunities they might not have otherwise had.
"This can only happen when great kids are connected to caring people," LBHS Principal Don Austin said.
"Ace Award" Accepting the Challenge of Excellence: $500
AAUW, Laguna Beach Branch scholarship: $2,000
Maria Goncharova, Alexandra Knill, Jessica Tan
AFS Scholarship: $1,000
Alexis Huntley, Charles Jackson
Allen Bell Memorial Scholarship Fund: $1,000
Rouzbeh Kazemian, Sean Pigden