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Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship, deadline to apply is Feb. 28, 2020

Submission Deadline: Friday, February 28, 2020  (All documents must be postmarked on or before that date).

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The Brad Fowler Memorial Scholarship offers a $5,000 scholarship to at least five high school seniors in San Diego County. A second scholarship of $5,000 can also be earned, provided the recipient remains in good academic standing following the first year of college, for a total possible scholarship award of $10,000. 

The nominee must have demonstrated an ability to overcome personal obstacles associated with drugs or alcohol, a strong commitment to athletics and a desire to continue personal growth and development through higher education.  There is no minimum GPA requirement, but academic growth will be considered.

The following is a description of the scholarship, nomination criteria and submission process.


  • One-year scholarship for $5,000 for the school year September 2020  - June 2021
  • Scholarship recipients who remain in academic standing following their first year of college will earn an additional $5,000 scholarship for their second year of college
  • Eligible expenses include college tuition, books and on-campus housing 
  • Recipients will be required to keep in periodic communication with the SDSA to report on their progress 


Nomination Criteria:

  • High school senior who will enroll in either a two- or four-year college
  • Has overcome personal obstacles and troubles in life associated with drugs or alcohol 
  • Demonstrated athletic achievement and participation in organized sports
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and demonstrated personal responsibility
  • Demonstrated academic growth
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Has a strong commitment to setting and reaching life goals

Submission process:

  • All submissions must include: the completed nomination form, a copy of the student’s high school transcripts and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, coach or counselor.  The letter of recommendation should attest to why the nominee’s behavior, attitude, desire and character warrant this scholarship. 
  • All nominations should be submitted by a coach, teacher, counselor or principal

Please submit application packets to:

San Diego Sports Association

Attn: Bill Johnston

3840 Via De La Valle, Suite 300

Del Mar, CA 92014

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