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.

The San Diego Foundation continues to find ways to increase educational opportunity and attainment for local students, particularly from underserved communities. Most recently, The Foundation partnered with College Futures Foundation to launch a new partnership, the Community Scholars Initiative, which will help hundreds more low-income and first-generation students prepare for, pay for and persist through college.

Learn More About the Community Scholars Initiative

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.

The 2018-2019 Common Scholarship Application period is now closed.


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