Scholarship Info

Students and scholarship recipients at Port of Long Beach Celebrating Education event 2016



Did you know the Port of Long Beach awards thousands of scholarship dollars each year to high school and college students just like you?

If you’re pursuing a career in international trade, goods movement or other port-related industries, you may qualify!

Graduating seniors from high schools in the Long Beach Unified School District service area, as well as international business, engineering, and environmental students at California State University, Long Beach, and Long Beach City College, are encouraged to apply. Scholarships are also available to students in trade-related vocational programs at Long Beach City College. LBCC trade-related vocational programs include welding, electrical technician, advanced transportation in alternative fuels or electric vehicles, and mechanical design.

Scholarship awards range from $1,000 to $5,000. Since 1993, the Port has awarded scholarships over $775,000 to foster the education and training of future leaders of international trade and goods movement.


High School Scholarship Eligibility

To qualify as an applicant for the Port of Long Beach high school scholarship, candidates must:

  • Be a senior at a public or private high school within the Long Beach Unified School District’s service area during the 2018-2019 academic school year.
  • Have a grade point average of at least 2.50.
  • Enroll full-time at an accredited college, university, community or junior college or vocational/technical program in the fall of 2019.
  • 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 and security.
  • Submit a completed application by the deadline of March 1, 2019.

High School Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship awards are based upon academic ability, potential, professional interest, financial need, character, dedication to the Long Beach community and commitment to international trade and/or the port industry.

The award will be disbursed over four years. Each year, scholarship recipients must provide evidence that they remain in good academic standing in a major field related to the port industry.

Application Requirements

The following documents must be submitted along with your scholarship application:

  • Official sealed copy of high school transcripts with official grade point average.
  • Name and phone number of two references.
  • Other documentation that you feel is appropriate


Applications for Port scholarships at Long Beach City College and Cal State University, Long Beach are handled in each school’s scholarship application office. Please contact them directly for more details.

Long Beach City College (562) 938-4267

Cal State Long Beach (562) 985-2549

Watch a video of the 2017 Celebrating Education event where the scholarship winners and high school summer interns were recognized.



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