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College Counseling

Port of Los Angeles High School College Counseling Staff and Boys and Girls Club


Jean McGlaughlin is POLAHS college counselor. Jean is focused on helping students prepare for and matriculate into two and four-year colleges and universities. She works closely with the three academic counselors and career counselor at POLAHS, POLAHS's Special Education department, along with the staff at the Harbor Boys and Girls Club, to ensure all students are supported throughout their college planning and transition process. As our college counselor, she provides a broad range of services for all students, including:

  • Individual advising on college entrance requirements, including a-g course requirements
  • PSAT/ NMSQT, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, and ACT test information.
  • Workshops and individual support to help students complete college and financial aid applications (FAFSA / DREAM).
  • Private appointments for students and families upon request.


Jean McGlaughlin

Port of Los Angeles High School

College Counselor

310-832-9201 x218


Jackie Jovel

Boys and Girls Club of Harbor

College Bound Lead Case Manager

310-833-1322 x360
  • Due November 15th 
  • $1,000 - $12,500 per year for 4 years 
  • Merit based (leadership / involvement, grades, test scores)
  • Due December 5th 
  • $10,000
  • Based on community service 
  • Due December 7th 
  • $2,500
  • Need based and merit based (must meet financial requirements and academic requirements)  
  • Due December 14th 
  • $2,000 - $10,000
  • Due December 14th 
  • $10,000 for 4 years
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, live in the Southern California Edison Service area, have financial need, and plan to study one of the following majors: computer and information services, engineering, engineering technology, management information systems, mathematics, natural resources and conservation, or physical sciences
  • Due December 30th
  • $500
  • Minimum 2.4 GPA and volunteer / community service 
  • Due December 31st
  • $10,000
  • Essay based: "Imagine a historical figure is brought back to life. Who is it? What's their favorite mobile app?" (250 words or less)
  • Due January 5th 
  • $10,000
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, community service and leadership
  • Enroll in a 4-year university 
  • Due January 10th 
  • $2,500 - $15,000
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA, be of Asian and / or Pacific Islander ethnicity, submitted FAFSA application 
General Scholarship Sites
Use these scholarship sites to start applying for scholarships as early as your 9th grade year. Find scholarships based on your interest, background, intended major. 

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