The Community Scholars Initiative has resulted in:




Invested in college access and success


Student scholarships awarded


Students received basic needs support

First-Generation Students

The Community Scholars Initiative helps San Diegans prepare for, pay for and persist through college by providing financial support and critical wraparound services that bolster academic achievement.

Since 2017, the initiative has supported more than 360 low-income, first-generation college students throughout San Diego County, thanks to the college access and success programs of six community-based partners.

The Community Scholars Initiative helps to:

Community Scholars Initiative Partners

Impact Stories & Insight