Community Scholarship Program

The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship program provides scholarship opportunities for local students to help pursue their educational goals and achieve their higher education dreams.

Last year more than 900 students received over $2.7 million in scholarships from more than 150 funds that support the Community Scholarship Program. Since 1997, $28.7 million has been awarded to thousands of students throughout the region – making our program the largest private non-university scholarship provider in San Diego County.

Scholarship Funds

The Community Scholarship Program is made possible through the support of our generous donors who have established scholarship funds, including individuals, families and corporate partners.

Establish a Scholarship Fund

Scholarship Opportunities

We provide three options for students to apply for scholarships:

Common Scholarship Application

Access more than 100 scholarships with one online application.
The 2017-2018 Common Scholarship Application period is now closed.

Other TSDF Scholarships

View other scholarships that The Foundation manages (each has a separate application and deadline).

Local Scholarships

Research other scholarship opportunities in San Diego County.

Scholarship Requirements

Scholarships are 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 United States.

Scholarships range from $1,000 to more than $5,000 and, depending on the scholarship, can pay for tuition, room and board, books, fees and other educational expenses.

Community Scholarship Program Testimonial

If you have a question regarding the Common Scholarship Application, please contact