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Friends of the HB City Junior Guards Financial Aid

Friends of the HB City Junior Guards offer financial aid to those who qualify. If you want to apply, please fill out the form completely and submit the required documents. Our board will review and respond to your submission. Applications are due May 10, 2024. Once all the applications are reviewed, a representative from the board will contact you in May. 


The application will take approximately 30 minutes to complete.



Please click on the button below to download the application and read on to learn more about our scholarship program and how to apply.

Please have the following documents:

  • The front page of your most recent IRS 1040 tax return (Please black out your Social Security number)

  • A personal statement that includes your name

When you have completed the application please either mail it to

PO Box 5082 Huntington Beach, CA 92615 or email a combined PDF containing your application, personal statement, and IRS tax form to

  • Can my child do both AM and PM sessions?
    Unfortunately, one session per child.
  • Does the program offer financial aid?
    No, but the Friends of the HBJG is our non-profit that offers financial aid those families in need. Please check out the following button for more information:
  • Does my returning HBJG need to tryout?
    No, returning 2023 HBJGs do not have to try out again. Make sure to register during the Returning Registration period to ensure your HBJGs status. Please check your email for all the information. If you are not receiving emails, please check your email address registered in
  • What are the program dates?
    June 24 through August 8, 2024, with the End of Summer Ceremony on August 9, 2024. For more details, use this button:
  • How do a become an HBJG or Sand Crab?
    The first step is to create an account on, as a parent. Then children can be added to the account. Use the "Catalog" tab to navigate to "Marine Safety Education". Both HBJGs and Sand Crabs have a swim test/tryout. Each child must register for a swim test/tryout.
  • What are the swim test requirements?
    The swim requirements for HBJGs, ages 9 to 17 years old, as of July 1, are as follows: Swim 100 yards at or under one minute and fifty seconds. Tread water for 5 minutes. Swim underwater 10 yards at least three feet deep. The swim requirements for Sand Crabs, ages 7 to 8 years old, as of July 1, are as follows: Swim 50 yards at or under one minute and fifteen seconds. Tread water for 2 minutes. Swim underwater for 5 yards.
  • Where is the program located?
    The program is based out of the Huntington Beach Fire Department Marine Safety Education and Training Center, located at 21073 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, CA 92648
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