The Community Scholarship Program has resulted in:




Distributed in scholarships



Scholarship recipients



First-generation college students in 2023

As of February 2024

Common Scholarship Application

The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application provides students access to more than 100 scholarship opportunities with awards ranging from $1,000 to more than $5,000. Some scholarships can be renewed for multiple years to help offset the financial burden for a student’s entire undergraduate career.

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Help Students Pursue their Educational Goals

Since 1997, the Community Scholarship Program has awarded more than $49 million to more than 13,000 college students from San Diego, making our program the largest non-university scholarship provider in San Diego County.

The Community Scholarship Program helps to:

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