San Diego County Scholarships

San Diego County Scholarships

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Scholarship
$1,000 to 1,500
Comments:Available toSan DiegoCountyhigh school students, African American female
Deadline:April, yearly
Application- Word

Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association (AFCEA)
Pat Kelly (619) 846-0041 or (858) 292-1015 or
Amount:One or more scholarships of up to $2,000 per year, renewable annually for a maximum award of $8,000 over four years are available
Comments:Available to San Diego County students majoring in science, math or engineering curriculums at four-year, degree granting universities anywhere in the United States. Eligibility criteria and Scholarship application are available for download in Microsoft Word below.
Deadline:April, yearly

Better Business Bureau Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics Essay Program
Contact:Andrea McNelis, BBB Sponsorships & Special Events Coordinator
5050 Murphy Canyon Rd #110, San Diego, CA 92123
Amounts:Five scholarships: $1,500, $1,250, $1,000, $750, $500
Comments:Open to all students in the graduating classes of 2011 or 2012 at an accredited high school in San Diego or Imperial County. Must reside inSan DiegoorImperialCounty. See website for essay theme and description:
Deadline:postmarked by October 25, 5:00pm
Application: PDF

Bill Gibbs Endowment Fund
Contact:Education Department, San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: (619)234-8291 ext. 119
Amount:$1,500- $2,500
Comments:For graduating San Diego County seniors who will be attending a four year college
Deadline:April 1 of each year
Criteria:Academic achievement, strong aviation/aerospace career interests

BIOCOM (in association with TheSan DiegoFoundation)
Tina Braun, (858) 455-0300 ext. 106,
Amount:Five scholarships of $1500, renewable for four years
Comments:Aimed at students who have goals of working in the biomedical, biotech, and bioscience fields and do not intend to practice medicine.
Criteria:Academic achievement, minimum 3.5 High School GPA, commitment to serving the San Diego life sciences community

Chargers Champions
Contact:Laney McCown, (858) 874-4500, Ext. 35111thgraders with strong records of service and leadership planning to attend a four-year college or university. Must provide two letters of recommendation with written application. Minimum 3.0 GPA required. Application: Available at the beginning of each year via our website at in the community section.
Amount:$7, 000 and a laptop computer

Convair Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
Contact:Education Department, San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619-234-8291 ext. 19
Amount:$3,000 - $4,000
Comments:For direct descendants of former Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (1935-1943), Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation (1943-1954), or General Dynamics Corporation (1954-1997) who worked in the San Diego area.
Deadline:April 1 of each year
Criteria:Academic achievement, community service, leadership potential.

Cox Kids Foundation, Cox Heroes Scholarship
Amy Berry, 619-266-5286
Deadline: January each year
A total of $55,000 in scholarship money available
Comments:Must live in a Cox Communications service area, have a demonstrated financial need, strong commitment to civic participation, and be a full-time student beginning fall of 2010 at an accredited two-year college, four-year university or licensed trade/vocational school located in San Diego County.
Application:Download PDF hereor visit

Holiday Bowl Memorial Scholarship Award
Contact:Laura delaMontaigne, (619) 283-5808,, P.O. Box 601400, San Diego CA 92160-1400
Deadline:November of each year
Comments:This award is presented annually to a high school senior (class of 2010) from San Diego County who has excelled academically and within his/her community (school and outside). Citizenship and leadership in extracurricular activities are particularly important criteria's for this award. Application, handwritten personal statement and two letters of recommendation must be submitted.

Jessie Klicka Foundation
Contact: Katharine Klicka, P.O. Box 1518, Carlsbad, CA 92018 760-822-3434 or
Deadline:March 30 of each year (postmarked dated)
Amount:$1,000 to $2,000 for four years depending on scholastic standing
Comments:Student must be planning to attend a 4 year college or university. We will accept 2 applications from each high school, accompanied by a counselor or principal recommendation.
Application: Download PDF / Download Word

JCCS Dollars for Scholars Program
Comments:The Juvenile Court & Community Schools (JCCS) Scholarship Foundation, popularly known as Dollars for Scholars, was created in 1986 to provide scholarships for JCCS students. Awards enable selected JCCS students and graduates to continue their education at community colleges, universities, and vocational schools.

Junior Seau Foundation Scholars of Excellence Program
Contact:Jason Gurka, 858-244-SEAU x 103
Deadline:Must be postmarked by April yearly
Amount:Scholarships ranging from $2,500 - $10,000, totaling over $100,000
Comments:As part of Junior's effort to help young people achieve their dreams, the Foundation established the Scholars of Excellence program in 1992. Through the Scholars of Excellence program, promising high school students receive financial support so that they may achieve their goals of higher education.
See application for details.
Application: Download PDF

Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Scholarship
Contact:Purvee Parikh, Secretary, Selection Committee,4168 Pallon Court,San Diego, 92124;
Amount:$30,000 worth of scholarships, 10 awards a year plus United States Congressional Certificate given in a special ceremony.
Deadline:April yearly
Chair of the Selection Committee: Dr. Ramesh Rao, Director, California Institute for Telecommunication and Information Technology, University of California, San Diego
Mail the application to Purvee Parikh, 4168 Pallon Court, San Diego, CA 92124;
Comments:Scholarship awarded by the San Diego Indian American Society, to graduating Seniors (competition is open to all students) in San Diego County High Schools with a minimum GPA of 3.8. Each applicant should send the application through the school's scholarship coordinator with two essays: (1) on relevance of non-violence for a society and/or an inpidual and (2) on long-term goals of the student

National Academy of Television, Arts and Sciences-PSW
Contact: Ellie Weiner
Deadline:March 1st of each year
Amount:Several scholarships between $500 and $3,000
Comments:Available to college-bound high school seniors and college students attending school in San Diego, Bakersfield, Palm Springs, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Santa Maria, California, and Las Vegas, Nevada who are pursuing a career in Television- Arts sectors.
Application:Download PDF

Naval Officers' Spouses' Club ofSan Diego
Contact:Scholarships Chairman at
Amount:Several scholarships ranging in amounts of $500 - $2000
Comments:For graduatingSan DiegoCountyseniors who are dependent children of active duty, retired, or deceased members of the Navy, Marine Corps, or Coast Guard. Recipients must have applied to attend an accredited two-year or four-year institution for full time study.
Deadline:April 15th of each year

Padres Scholars Program
Contact:Joyce Suber, Manager, AVID Program, 858-292-3513,
Comments:The Padres Scholars program awards college scholarships to 30 academically talented, financially disadvantaged public middle school students in San Diego County each year. Since 1998, Qualcomm, Inc. funds five of these scholarships. Each Padres Scholars scholarship is $5,000 (plus accrued interest), payable upon matriculation into a four-year college. The scholarship will be used for tuition and books.
Web site:

R. A. Rearwin Scholarship Fund
Contact:Education Department, San Diego Air & Space Museum
2001 Pan American Plaza, San Diego, CA 92101 Phone: 619-234-8291 ext. 19
Amount:$1,500- $2,500
Comments:For graduating San Diego County seniors who will be attending a four year college
Deadline:April 1 of each year
Criteria:Academic achievement, strong aviation/aerospace career interests

Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County Conservation Scholarship
Contact:Diana Bergman, Education Coordinator
11769 Waterhill Rd. Lakeside, CA 92040
Amounts:Four scholarships of $1,000 each
Comments: The Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County (RCD) offers scholarships to encourage students interested in conservation, agriculture, environmental science, natural resources, biology or natural sciences to obtain technical expertise and pursue careers in resource conservation or agriculture. Open to all graduating high school students residing in or attending school within the RCD's service area. Please see application for more information.
Deadline:Applications must be received in full by COB April, yearly

RMHC/HACER San DiegoScholarship
Stephanie Koeppen, 619/296-0605 or
Comments:Ronald McDonald House Charities of Southern California, RMHC of San Diego, the McDonald's Operators' Association of Southern California and the McDonald's Operators' Association of San Diego annually sponsor college scholarship programs for students from communities who face limited access to educational and career opportunities. The San Diego RMHC/Hispanic American Commitment to Educational Resources (HACER®) Scholarship Program will award ten one-year scholarships worth $2,000 each to graduating high school seniors inSan DiegoCounty.
Deadline:March yearly
Criteria:Applicants must be currently enrolled high school seniors inSan DiegoCountywho have at least one parent of Hispanic heritage and who are eligible to attend a two- or four-year college or university with a complete course of study. Students must reside withinSan DiegoCounty. Applicants must be legalU.S.residents, be less than 21 years of age and have a minimum 2.7 GPA.
Application: Download PDF
For more information:

Salute to Education 2011-2012
The San Diego County Salute to Education program is a corporate sponsored scholarship program funded by the San Diego County Ford Dealers and Ford Motor Company. Contributions from Retail First and Zubi Advertising also help fund the program. Salute to Education's main purpose is encouraging students to continue their educations, whether it be at a technical/vocational school, junior college or university.

Submit applications to: San Diego County Salute to Education, 4001 El Cajon Boulevard, Suite 201, San Diego, CA 92105

Contact: Phone 619.521.2404

Deadline: Application must be submitted or postmarked by Friday, February 17, 2012

Application: Download PDF

San Diego City SchoolScholarshipListing
San Diego County Scholarships- PDF
Comments: This large listing of available scholarships may also be accessed from

San Diego CountyCitizens' Scholarship
Bill Hall at (619) 260-2362 or
Amount:The amount is $500-$1000, approximately 80 awards given around the County each year.
Deadline:March 2, 2013
Comments:Sponsored by the San Diego county Citizen's Scholarship Foundation for students who have demonstrated financial need. Awards will be made only toSan DiegoCountyhigh school seniors who will attend a degree-grantingSan Diegocounty college or university during the 2010/2011 academic year as a full-time student (12-unit minimum).

San Diego Foundation Scholarship Information
Contains links to free scholarship databases at:

San Diego Highway Development Association
Cimberly Gonzales, (949) 261-5414, ext. 7209
Amount:$2,500 scholarship to a qualified undergraduate student and one $2,500 scholarship to a qualified graduate student.
Comments:The association's goal in offering these scholarships is to foster the development of men and women and encourage bright new professionals to undertake careers in the fields involved in the development of our transportation systems.
Deadline: Postmarked on or before Wednesday June, yearly
Criteria: See application for details

Spence Reese Scholarship by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater San Diego County
Boys & Girls Club of Greater San Diego County at
Amount:Each year, four-year $16,000 scholarships are awarded to four (4) young men who aspire towards careers in Political Science, Medicine, Law and Engineering. One scholarship is awarded each year in each category.
Comments:The prestigious Spence Reese Scholarships were endowed by Spence's wife Jeanne in the 1960s and are restricted by the Trust to be awarded annually to four (4) male students who are in their senior year in high school. Past award winners are bright and articulate young men with top grades and test scores who need the outside financial support to make possible their college dreams. Administered by the Boys & Girls Clubs of GreaterSan DiegoCounty.
Deadline:Applications must be received no later than April 1st each year.
Criteria:Applicants are judged on: academic standing; academic ability; financial ability; potential for good citizenship; and are selected based on guidelines established by the Spence Reese Trust.
Application: the attached PDF download file.

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Attn: Grants Dept.-College Scholarship, 5005 LBJ Freeway,Suite250,Dallas,Texas75244, Phone: 972-855-1616, Email:
Amount:Seven scholarships of up to 10,000 in value may be awarded annually. The scholarship is renewable annually upon proof of satisfactory progress toward the completion of a degree.
Comments:See Guidelines and Instructions on Application
Deadline:November of each year
Criteria:The purpose is to assist students who have lost a parent to breast cancer.
Application: Download PDF or request an application at

Taiwanese-American Foundation ofSan Diego
Gene Houng, Honors and Awards Committee,7838 Wilkerson Court,San Diego,CA 92111, (858) 560-8884, E-mail:
Amount:Four $1000
Deadline:April 15 of the year applied
Comments:All seniors attending public high schools in theSan Diegoarea who are entering college in the fall. Must have a cumulative 3.2 GPA or higher.

Unity Lodge #632, Annual Scholarship Program
: Scholarship Committee at, David Terry, Committee Chairman, 858-442-2593
Amount: One time - $1,000 to $5,000
Deadline: March 30 of each year
Comments: These scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors that will be attending an accredited four (4) year institution of higher learning as a full-time undergraduate freshman. The Award(s) will range between $1,000 and $5,000 and will be granted up to 5 inpiduals. The amounts awarded and the number of inpiduals being awarded is at the sole discretion of the Lodge's Scholarship Committee. Masonic relationship or membership is not required. Student need not showevidence of financial need. All awards are subject to funds available. This fund does not have sufficient resources to grant awards to all worthy students who may apply. For further information download the Notice and Application at our web site:

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