Peninsula High School boasts one of the largest high school scholarship programs in the state, the Peninsula Hawks Scholarship Fund. It provides as much as $400,000 per year in awards to graduating seniors. The awards can be used for any type of accredited educational institution; from short training programs to full-fledged university education, and for any type of major, whether vocational, technical or academic.

Students apply by purchasing and completing a scholarship portfolio during their senior year. In it, they provide information about their activities and accomplishments during their high school years and their future plans. This portfolio serves as the application for a large number of awards, given mostly by local donor families, businesses and organizations.


Scholarship Portfolio Documents Included in Packet:

  • Program Overview and Introduction
  • Calendar
  • Preparing the Portfolio
  • Requesting Letters of Recommendation and Personal Data Form
  • Statement of Understanding and Release of Information
  • Scholarship Criteria Sheet/Educational Plans
  • Slideshow Form

Available Scholarships

  • S.A.V.E. Thrift Store
  • Community Donors
  • School Departments
  • School Activities & Sports Groups
  • Alumni
  • Memorial


Eligibility: Peninsula High School seniors completing a minimum of 6 credits from onsite classes and will be graduating in June 2024.

Selection Awards are based on merit rather than financial need.

Scholarship money is sent directly to the educational institution and must be used for tuition and fees required for enrollment or attendance, or for fees, books, supplies and equipment required for courses at the educational institution.

Scholarship Portfolios: Students must be planning to attend an accredited educational institution to receive their scholarship and request payment through their institutions’ registrars office.

Criteria: Matching recipients with donors by defining donor criteria and matching to recipient’s portfolio content.