About the Scholarship

The scholarship is awarded by the Orange County Community Foundation, an organization that has granted more than $500 million to the dreamers and doers, the people who work towards creating a brighter future. They help people support the causes they care about most. This scholarship was created by the Brennan family in the memory of their son and brother, Lee, who was a gifted athlete and student. Lee was a member of the 1996 undefeated CIF championship football team and was also named Aliso Niguel High School’s Male Athlete of the Year during his senior year. In 1998, he set a new CIF Southern Section Division II diving record, scoring 565 points. Lee even served as president of the auto club during his senior year of high school.


How to apply for the scholarship? 

  • The applicant should complete the application which can be found on the Orange County Community Foundation site. 

  • Along with the application, the applicant must also submit an essay (max 600 words) on the topic mentioned in the application, an essay responding to the questions listed within the application, two recommendation letters, GPA scoresheet, the EFC, and FAFSA. 


How much the scholarship award amounts to?

  • The award amounts to $1,500 to $2,000 per year and is non-renewable.
  • The number of awards offered varies each year.

Deadline Information

The deadline date is set for March 15


Eligibility Criteria

  • An applicant must be a graduating senior from Aliso Niguel High School who is an active participant in US Pacific Association Diving Team.

  • A student must have a grade points average of 2.0 out of 4 to be eligible for this scholarship.

  • A recipient must have a plan to enroll for full-time at a regionally accredited and recognized institution.