Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship

The Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship Fund is a permanently endowed fund with the Orange County Community Foundation that was created by the Brennan family as an enduring legacy to their son and brother, Lee. Lee was an exceptional young man as well as a gifted athlete and student. He competed for 4 years on various athletic teams at Aliso Niguel High School. Lee was a member of the 1996 undefeated CIF championship football team and competed in the CIF wrestling championships in 1997 and 1998. Lee was named Aliso Niguel High School’s Male Athlete of the Year during his senior year. As a six-year member of the Crown Valley Diving Team, Lee competed in 1 Senior and 3 Junior Olympic National Championships. In 1998, he won the 3-meter event at the Western National Championships and set a new CIF Southern Section Division II diving record, scoring 565 points. During his senior year of high school, Lee served as president of the auto club and graduated with a 3.5 GPA. He was also very active in his local church youth program. Lee loved life and lived it to the fullest. His greatest gifts were his compassion, humbleness and his love for people and the Lord. This scholarship provides a permanent legacy in his memory.


A graduating high school senior from Aliso Niguel High School who is active in athletics OR an active participant of a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team
A student who plans to enroll full time at an accredited college, university, or trade school (Examples of acceptable trade school programs include but are not limited to: law enforcement, firefighting, auto or computer repair, etc.)
A student with a minimum GPA of 2.0

To be considered for this scholarship opportunity, you must first complete a General Applicant and then “Apply To” the Lee Brennan Memorial Scholarship Fund.

Applications open on Monday, February 12 and close on Thursday, May 16, 2024

Individual awards range from $5,000 - $10,000
Supplemental Questions
  1. Tell us about why you chose your major. What career do you plan to pursue after graduation? Minimum 200 words.
  2. Please share any additional comments or information that you think would be helpful to the selection committee.
  3. Are you an active participant of a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team?
  4. If you belong to a U.S. Southern Pacific Association Diving Team, please specify the diving team.