Tools to Inform and Guide

Often, the students for whom a scholarship would make the greatest impact are the least likely to know the resources available to them.

To help fill this need, we equip those with direct access to students with the tools to inform and guide.

Every year, the Common Scholarship Application attracts students from more than 150 high schools and colleges in San Diego County, largely due to the guidance of counselors, teachers, administrators and mentors like you.

Below you will find a step-by-step walkthrough for the application, tips for a strong application and links to other useful materials. Please spread the word to your college-bound students.


2023-2024 Common Scholarship Application Forum for Counselors

This informative webinar assists teachers, counselors and/or coaches in understanding the 2023-2024 Common Scholarship Application and what steps to take when asked for a letter of recommendation.

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  • January 18, 2023: Common Scholarship Application Opens
  • March 8, 2023 at 2:00 p.m.: Common Scholarship Application Closes
  • March-April 2023: Foundation staff qualifies applications
  • April 2023: Scholarship Application Evaluator training and assignments begin
  • April-May 2023: Application Evaluators read and score applications online
  • June 2023: All students are notified of awards

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If you have questions about joining the Community Scholarship Program, please contact or submit a contact form.

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