The San Diego Foundation Announces More Than $2.7 Million in Scholarships Available

Press Release from The San Diego Foundation

December 4, 2019 – San Diego, CA – The San Diego Foundation today announced that hundreds of scholarships are available through the Community Scholarship Program for San Diego students pursuing higher education during the 2020-2021 school year.

Through the online application, students can access more than $2.5 million in available funds for 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.

“Investing in our students is one of the best ways to expand economic equity and opportunity within our region,” shared Danielle Valenciano, Director of Community Scholarships at The San Diego Foundation. “The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program ensures that more youth in San Diego are setup for success as they persist through college and go on to join the regional workforce.”

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program is the largest in the region outside of the university system and provides a variety of scholarships. Since 1997, the program has awarded more than $33 million to thousands of students. The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of more than 100 donors who have opened charitable funds at The San Diego Foundation.

The Common Scholarship Application can be accessed at For more information about the scholarship process, please contact


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