Other TSDF Scholarships

Find your scholarship, and reach your educational goals. Outside of the Common Scholarship Application, which offers students a chance to apply for more than 100 scholarships with just one application, The San Diego Foundation manages other TSDF scholarships for students, each with their 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.

Arthur H. Goodman Memorial Scholarship

Application opens March 2021; deadline early June

Arthur Goodman was a true pioneer in the field of small business finance and community development. He founded CDC Small Business Finance Corporation in 1978, and spent the next twenty years building it into the most successful SBA Certified Development Corporation in the country. Art made community and economic development a core value and mission of the Corporation he created. He was very committed to the development of minorities and women in economic development and to those communities struggling to build a better economy.

In response to the many requests the CDC received from organizations and individuals expressing a desire to contribute to a cause in Art’s memory, the CDC established the Arthur H. Goodman Scholarship Fund. The fund provides scholarships to women and minorities who are committed and engaged in their communities. Scholarships are targeted to those individuals graduating from a community college and transferring to a four-year university.

Click here more information about CDC or contact Robert Villarreal at (800) 611-5170.


Athena San Diego Pinnacle Scholarship

Application opens early January 2021

Athena proudly champions the next generation of women leaders in science and technology through its Annual Pinnacle Scholarships. Each year, these merit-based scholarships are awarded to five remarkable high school seniors to promote the next generation of women leading in STEM.

Pinnacle scholarships are awarded to high school seniors planning to enter a four-year university to study in the sciences, math, or engineering fields. Outstanding applicants are well-rounded women who’ve demonstrated academic excellence, leadership in school organizations, and community involvement.  Each scholarship is a minimum of $2,500 per year for two years.

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Cathy Hopper Memorial Scholarship

Application opens April 26, 2021; deadline May 21, 2021

Cathy Hopper was a long-time educator and resident of San Diego County. She received her Master of Arts in Education from San Diego State University. She was a teacher in the social studies classroom of Gompers Middle School and then Taft Middle School. She became Vice Principal at Madison, then Patrick Henry High which she helped open. Cathy became Principal at Wright Brothers Career High, then Bell Jr. High and was the first Principal at University City High, being one of only two women high school principals at the time. Cathy then served as Assistant Superintendent of Operations for the San Diego Unified School District. She was one of the administrators during the tumultuous integration movement and worked tirelessly to allay fears and helped make for a peaceful transition. Upon her retirement, Cathy helped inaugurate the Aaron Price Fellows Scholarship Program.

Cathy Hopper Memorial Scholarship applicants must:

  • Have resided in San Diego County for at least one year
  • Have graduated from a public high school in San Diego County
  • Be current college/university students currently pursuing their teaching credential and/or student teaching at a university in California with the goal of a career as a K-12 public school teacher in California
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Have shown a commitment to their community through meaningful community service
  • Have a demonstrated financial need

This scholarship may be used for tuition, books, and fees room & board, and other educational expenses.

The scholarship may be renewable (depending upon available funds) for up to two years total, provided the student maintains a minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale, good citizenship record, and continues to have financial need.

For more information or to obtain a copy of the application and guidelines, contact The San Diego Foundation at scholarships@sdfoundation.org.


David C. Sommerville Memorial Scholarship

Application opens January 1, 2021; deadline March 31, 2021

The David C. Sommerville Memorial Scholarship was established by Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local Union 230 for the purpose of providing financial assistance to college bound children and grandchildren of Local Union 230 members.

Click here for more information about Plumbers & Pipefitters, Local Union 230 or call (858) 554-0586.


Escondido High School (EHS) Class of ’56 Scholarship

Application opens January 9, 2021; deadline February 12, 2021

The EHS Class of ‘56 Scholarship Fund was established by members of the Escondido High School graduating class of 1956 to assist current graduating Escondido High School seniors who have attended EHS all four years, have a financial need and plan to attend a community college in the United States. The alumni of the EHS Class of 1956 wish to contribute to furthering the education of EHS graduates for years to come.

EHS Class of ’56 Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be graduating seniors from Escondido High School (EHS) who have attended EHS at least three years
  • Plan to attend an accredited two-year community college or trade school in the United States in fall
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA between 2.0-3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to community service
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident

Preference for applicants who enroll/participate in the FIRST YEAR EXPERIENCE (FYE) and the SUMMER BRIDGE program for entering Community College students

For more information, contact Esther Barcoma, M.Ed., Counselor at Escondido High School at (760) 291-4046 or ebarcoma@euhsd.org.


Marvin Arnold & Irene Jaquetta Heye Scholarship

Application opens January 6, 2020; deadline March 22, 2021

The purpose of the Marvin Arnold and Irene Jaquetta Heye Scholarship is to provide financial assistance to graduating high school seniors planning to attend California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo or current students who are attending California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo.

Marvin Arnold and Irene Jaquetta Heye Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be California state residents
  • Be graduating high school seniors and students currently attending a two-year college or four-year university
  • Plan to attend California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo in the fall or currently attend California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo and plan to continue attending in the fall
  • Declare a major in aerospace, civil and environmental, electrical, general and mechanical engineering
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.33 or higher on a 4.0 scale (high school GPAs are unweighted)
  • Have clearly demonstrated a financial need based on family income and access to other resources
  • Be actively involved in extra-curricular activities, community service or work experience

Preference will be given to students with a high financial need, former military personnel and dependents of active military personnel

For more information or to obtain a copy of the application and guidelines, contact The San Diego Foundation at scholarships@sdfoundation.org.


Music Teachers’ Association of California Goodlin Scholarship

H.B. Goodlin Contest for young San Diego County musicians

The Music Teachers’ Association of California Goodlin Scholarship provides scholarship awards for music students in San Diego county. The awards are primarily designed to seek talented young musicians and encourage them. San Diego County’s finest young musicians under 18 years of age compete in the yearly spring contest.

From its beginnings in 1993, the awards have offered 1st and 2nd prizes in two divisions, a junior division to the age of 14 and a senior division, up to the age of 18, as well as awarding students with honorable mention ribbons or encouragement awards. Since 1998, the Chet and June Schmidt Awards, funded by the William E. Schmidt Foundation, have funded the two senior first place awards of $2000, keyboard and instrumental. This year the contest will be probably be a virtual one and the prizes will be $500 a piece for the top senior prizes. Requirements demand two pieces from different eras and styles be video-taped.

For more information, check www.mtacsd.org in March 2021. 


Pacific Beacon Scholarship

Application opens March 3, 2021; deadline May 19, 2021

The Pacific Beacon Scholarship Fund was established by Pacific Beacon, LLC and Clark Realty Capital to directly benefit the educational pursuits of active duty military residents in San Diego. This scholarship is made available through generous donations from Clark Cares and many of the local contractors and members of the local business community who helped build Pacific Beacon.

The Pacific Beacon Scholarship is seeking applicants who demonstrate a formidable passion for post-secondary continuing education in the field of their choice. The fund provides tuition assistance and/or assistance with the cost of course materials (i.e. books, etc.) up to $1,500 per award. Scholarship awards must be used to pursue educational credits at a four-year university, community college or career/technical school in the United States in any field of study, regardless of the recipient’s United States Navy educational requirements.

Pacific Beacon Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be active-duty enlisted unaccompanied United States Navy personnel
  • Plan to attend or currently attend a four-year university, community college, or licensed career/technical school in the United States in fall 2020

For more information or to obtain a copy of the application and guidelines, contact The San Diego Foundation at scholarships@sdfoundation.org.


Sean Maloy Community Service Scholarship

Deadline February 2021

This scholarship fund was created in memory of Sean Maloy, a loving husband and father, to recognize students who have shown an exemplary commitment to community service. This scholarship provides financial assistance to graduating high school seniors who reside in the community of Scripps Ranch OR attend The Academy of Our Lady of Peace or St. Augustine High School.

Sean Maloy Community Service Scholarship applicants must:

  • Be graduating high school seniors attending Academy of Our Lady of Peace or St. Augustine High School, and/or residing in Scripps Ranch
  • Plan to attend an accredited four-year university, community college or licensed career/technical school in the United States
  • Have a cumulative unweighted GPA of 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale

For more information, students from Academy of Our Lady of Peace and St. Augustine High School should contact their respective counseling offices. Scripps Ranch students should email Brian Maloy, brian.sull.maloy@gmail.com.