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Offered by San Diego Foundation
Are you a current, incoming, or re-entry undergraduate student who has resided in San Diego County (CA) for at least one year? If so, you may be eligible for some of the many San Diego Foundation Scholarships! There are a variety of scholarships available based on race/ethnicity, gender, religion, employment history, academic interest, background, and more. Winning applicants will be awarded between $1,000 and $10,000. To find out more about each scholarship’s specific requirements, we recommend checking out their individual profiles on the San Diego Foundation website. Upon completing the Common Application, students will be considered for each of the ~130 scholarships they may be eligible for.
If you do fit the criteria for any of the scholarships, we encourage you to apply!
The San Diego Foundation, for nearly 50 years, has been trusted by local donors, nonprofits, communities, government and civic leaders to transform lives and to make lasting change that moves the region forward. As San Diego’s largest regional community foundation, the SD Foundation works to understand the pulse of their local communities better than anyone, enabling donors and nonprofit partners to tackle the most critical needs facing San Diegans.
The residency, grade level, and GPA requirements listed below must be met to qualify for any of the SD Foundation Scholarships. Almost all of the scholarships are for San Diego County residents, so please review the criteria carefully if you are not a resident. To qualify as a San Diego County resident, you must have lived in San Diego County for at least one full year and you or your parent(s) must have filed
federal income tax returns for 2022 in San Diego County.
High School Seniors, College & Graduate Students
San Diego County
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In order to be considered for the scholarship, students must either complete the FAFSA or complete the CA Dream Act and submit their Financial Student Summary (FSS), in addition to submitting the other application materials listed below. Bear in mind that some of the individual SD Foundation scholarships may require that supplemental material be submitted (i.e letter of recommendation, transcript, additional essay etc.)
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