Foundation: Featured Scholarships
The generous gifts made by our donors allow the Long Beach City College Foundation to provide scholarships to our students, grants to our faculty and staff, and supports the many programs that have made Long Beach City College a pillar of our community. The LBCC Foundation awards over 700 scholarships annually to the College’s most deserving students. Here is a highlight of some of the scholarships our donors provide.
William Baxter Memorial Scholarship
William “Bill” Baxter attended LBCC from 1968-88, serving on the Associated Men’s Students Board and the ASB Cabinet. A recipient of the prestigious Viking Award and Red Jewel Award, he was president of TONG, International before transferring to CSULB. While there, he was tragically killed in an automobile accident. This scholarship is awarded to LBCC students that are members of TONG and/or student leadership.
Thordis Haga Scholarship
The Thordis Haga Scholarship is from a bequest from former LBCC professor Thordis Haga and is awarded to LBCC students that have completed the Honors Program and have been accepted to transfer institutions. Among the institutions that recipients were admitted to during the 2018-2019 academic year are Yale University, Brown University, Columbia University, and Harvey Mudd College.
Long Beach Rotary Scholarship
The Long Beach Rotary awards dozens of scholarships each year to full-time students at Long Beach City College that maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 or higher. They provide scholarships for students for high academic achievement and participation in trade programs.
Mungo Flanigan Award
The Mungo Flanigan Award is an endowed scholarship awarded to a full-time student at LBCC that has completed a minimum of 24 units, is a resident of California, has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher, and is participating in the Guardian Scholars Program for emancipated minors.
Isabel Patterson Educational Charitable Trust
In 1983, Long Beach philanthropist Isabel Patterson donated $1 million to the LBCC Foundation, establishing an endowment that has provided tens of thousands of scholarships for our students over more than 35 years.