Hundreds of scholarship awards are available for San Diego students pursuing higher education during the 2021-2022 school year.

Through the Common Scholarship Application, students can access more than $3 million in available funds for over 140 unique types of scholarships, including those for four-year universities, two-year colleges, graduate and vocational schools. Scholarships are available for graduating high school seniors, undergraduates, graduate, medical and professional school students and adult re-entry students.

Check out three scholarships opportunities below, and apply if you are eligible:

The Dr. Wilma Wooten Courage Scholarship

The Dr. Wilma Wooten Courage Scholarship applicants must:

  • Have resided in San Diego County for at least one year
  • Be first generation in their family to attend college
  • Be graduating high school seniors
  • Plan to enroll full-time at a San Diego Community College District campus to pursue a career in the health sciences
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • Have a demonstrated financial need

Weil Family Foundation Black Student Scholarship

Weil Family Foundation Black Student Scholarship applicants must:

  • Identify as Black and/or African American
  • Are a returning student at San Diego City College.
  • Intend to complete the Spring semester of 2021 with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • Intend to continue your enrollment in the Fall of 2021 with a unit load of 9 units or more.
  • Members of the UMOJA Community receive special consideration.

Required additional materials: Letter of recommendation on letterhead from someone who knows you from an academic perspective.

The Lauer Scholarship

The Lauer Scholarship applicants must:

  • Have resided in San Diego County for at least one year
  • Be male graduating seniors from a San Diego County public high school who plan to attend an accredited four-year college or university in the United States in fall
  • 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 their involvement in extracurricular activities, community service or work experience and must describe how they plan to give back to their community during and after college
  • Demonstrate social responsibility and a high level of integrity
  • Have parents who have not received a college degree
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • United States citizens, permanent residents, or undocumented AB 450 students

These scholarships are made possible through the Community Scholarship Program and Community Scholars Initiative at The San Diego Foundation. Both programs aim to give more San Diego students the tools and financial support to continue their education.

See a complete list of 2021-2022 Common Scholarship opportunities here >

The deadline to complete the Common Scholarship Application is Wednesday, February 3, 2021 at 2:00pm (PST).

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