November 30, 2015 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation, which supports the largest non-university scholarship program in the San Diego region, today announced the Community Scholarship Program Application for the 2016-2017 academic year will be available to San Diego County students starting December 2, 2015. The Community Scholarship Program awarded more than $2.3 million to help over 1,000 local students pursue higher education during the 2015-2016 school year.

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WHAT: The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program open application period for all eligible San Diego students begins December 2, 2015. More than 120 scholarships are available through the common scholarship application to students pursuing higher education.

HOW: Students can apply at

WHEN: The application period will open on December 2, 2015 and close on February 3, 2016 at 2 p.m. (PST).

ABOUT: The Community Scholarship Program, the largest in the San Diego region outside of the university system, provides a variety of scholarships to high school students, current college students, graduate students and adult re-entry students. In partnership with The San Diego Foundation, donors participate in an application review and selection process that pulls from nearly 3,000 applicants each year. Since 1997, the program has awarded more than $24 million to thousands of students.

Awards are granted to four-year universities, two-year colleges, graduate, and trade/vocational schools. By using The Foundation common scholarship application, students can be considered for all scholarships through one application.

About The Community Scholarship Program

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program is the largest scholarship provider in San Diego County outside the university systems, with more than 150 scholarship funds. In 2015, more than $2.3 million was awarded to over 1,000 students, and since 1997 more than $24 million in scholarships has been awarded to thousands of students.

About The San Diego Foundation

Celebrating 40 years of philanthropic leadership in the community (1975-2015), The San Diego Foundation promotes and increases effective and responsible charitable giving to grow a vibrant region. The Foundation manages more than $643 million in assets, more than half of which reside in permanent endowment funds that extend the impact of today’s gifts to future generations. Since its inception, The Foundation has granted more than $945 million to the San Diego region’s nonprofit community. For more information, visit our website, and consider a donation to the Fund for the Future Endowment which supports San Diego now and forever.


Vince Heald, Beck Ellman Heald, 858-453-9600,
Justin Nunez, The San Diego Foundation, 619-235-2300,