Deadline Approaching: Access 100+ Scholarships with 1 Application

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Since 1997, $30.4 million has been awarded to thousands of students who help fuel our San Diego economy.

During the month of January, many San Diego students make plans for the next step in their academic careers, which often includes applying for scholarships.

Did you know there’s one place you can go to apply for more than 100 scholarships at once?

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program is the largest scholarship provider in San Diego County outside the university systems. Thanks to the generosity of our donors, we present more than 800 scholarship awards to high school students, current college students, graduate students and adult re-entry students every year.

Since 1997, $30.4 million has been awarded to thousands of students who help fuel our San Diego economy.

2019-2020 Common Scholarship Application

Through the Common Scholarships Application, scholarships are currently available for: Graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students and adult re-entry students who are attending community colleges, four-year universities, career/technical schools, teaching credential programs and graduate, medical or professional schools in the U.S.

Here are just five examples of scholarships available at The San Diego Foundation:

  1. Kjell & Vicki Nielsen Scholarship applicants must:
    • Be female graduating seniors from a public high school in San Diego County
    • Plan to attend an accredited four-year university, community college or career/technical school in San Diego County and will enroll in at least 9 credit hours per semester
    • Have parents who have never earned a degree from a community college or four-year university
    • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Be actively involved in serving their community as demonstrated by a minimum 100 hours of community service while in high school
    • Have a demonstrated financial need
       
  2. Pearman Family Scholarship applicants must:
    • Have resided in San Diego County for at least one year
    • Be graduating African-American high school seniors who plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year university in the U.S.
    • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.4 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Have a demonstrated financial need
    • Be U.S. citizens or permanent residents
    • Preference may be given to applicants whose parents have not graduated from college
       
  3. SDIAS Scholarship applicants must:
    • Be AVID seniors in San Diego County high schools
    • Plan to attend an accredited two-year community college or four-year college or university in the U.S.
    • Be the first generation in their family to attend college
    • Plan to major in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) or any of the social sciences
    • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Have taken two or more AP/IB courses and exams and/or received credit for “dual enrollment” in a college/university course (must appear on high school transcript or college transcript must be provided)
    • Have a demonstrated financial need
    • Consideration will be given to students who have participated in extra-curricular activities, community service or work experience
       
  4. Steve Petix Journalism Scholarship applicants must:
    • Be graduating Grossmont Union High School District seniors
    • Plan to pursue a career in journalism or related writing career at an accredited community college or four-year university in the U.S.
    • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Plan to attend school full-time
    • Preference will be given to students who have been involved in their school newspaper or serve as yearbook staff
       
  5. Timothy S. & Debra L. Mills Scholarship applicants must:
    • Be graduating high school seniors who have attended El Cajon Valley High School for at least three out of the four years of high school
    • Plan to enroll full-time at an accredited four-year undergraduate university in the U.S.
    • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
    • Have a record of community service
    • Have participated in extra-curricular activities
    • Be U.S. Citizens

As the Common Scholarship Application deadline quickly approaches, remember to review available scholarships this January.

Applications will be accepted online until February 5 at 2pm (PST).

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