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Outside of the Common Scholarship Application, which offers students a chance to apply for more than 100 scholarships with just one application, San Diego Foundation manages other SDF scholarships for students, each with its own application, set of criteria and deadline.

For each separate application, follow the instructions to receive more information and obtain a copy of the application.

Kyoto Prize Scholarship

Deadline: Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST

The Kyoto Symposium Organization and SDF, in collaboration with Japan’s Inamori Foundation, have made applications available for the 2023 Kyoto Prize Scholarships. Named in honor of the Kyoto Prize, Japan’s highest private award for global achievement, these scholarships recognize high school seniors from San Diego County and the greater Tijuana region.

The scholarships, based on the annual Kyoto Prize categories of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences, and Arts and Philosophy, will assist three San Diego County and three Tijuana-area students with higher education. They are valued at up to $10,000 each. Scholarship recipients will be recognized at the Kyoto Symposium Organization Gala event in March 15, 2023.

The Kyoto Prize Scholarship is open to:

  • Graduating high school seniors from San Diego County public, private and parochial high schools who will be enrolled as a full-time student at an accredited four-year university in the United States
  • Students with a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Students who are actively involved in serving their community

In addition to two Personal Statements, students will be required to submit a maximum 500 word essay in response to the following prompt.

Select one of the below 2022 Kyoto Prize Laureates and describe what inspires you most about his/her life achievements, work and contributions to society:

  • Dr. Carver Mead – Advanced Technology
  • Dr. Bryan T. Grenfell – Basic Sciences
  • Zakir Hussain – Arts and Philosophy

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Deadline: Sunday, January 1, 2023 at 11:59 p.m. PST

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