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Achieve your Higher Education Dreams

In just one application, our 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.

In 2022, we awarded more than $3.5 million to over 900 students.

2023-2024 Common Scholarship Application Timeline

  • Application available online: January 18, 2023
  • Deadline to finish application: March 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m. PST
  • Applicants notified: By June 1, 2023

The Kyoto Prize Scholarship is open now until January 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST. If you would like to apply, please click here.

Who is Eligible to Apply?

Scholarships are available for:

  • Graduating high school seniors
  • Current college students (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Adult re-entry students
  • Students with financial needs (includes middle-income families)
  • Students attending four-year universities, community colleges or career/technical schools

Even if you’re not a straight-A, star athlete or student body president, we have scholarship opportunities if you have:

  • Commitment to your education
  • Potential for success in college
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Participation in community service, extracurricular activities and/or work experience
  • Current residence in San Diego County (for at least one year)
  • Need of help to pay for school (including middle-income families)
  • A completed FAFSA or CA Dream Act and Student Aid Report (SAR). This is necessary for all applicants. Recommendation: Please start ASAP as this information is needed to fill out the application. The 2023-2024 academic year for FAFSA opened October 1.

Connect with Our Team

If you have a question regarding the any of our Common Scholarship Application, please contact scholarships@sdfoundation.org or submit a contact form.

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