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Updated 3/9/19

Cal-Coast Cares Foundation

This scholarship award program recognizes outstanding students for their dedication to academic excellence and community leadership. The James L. McPheters Scholarship Program honors former California Coast Credit Union President/CEO James L. McPheters who retired after 21 years of service to the credit union. These scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors in San Diego or Riverside Counties to help further their education. 



San Diego Community College Promise Program

The San Diego Promise provides two years of tuition at City, Mesa and Miramar colleges for first-time, full-time students. Leveraging funds provided by the state of California through the California College Promise, and with support of generous donors, the San Diego Community College District is ensuring that no deserving student is denied access to quality higher education due to lack of resources.



Updated 03/06/19

High School Laptop Scholarship Contest

Friday, March 1, 2019 to Monday, April 15, 2019

Would a new laptop help set you up for success at school? We thought so! The Metropolitan Transit System (MTS), Coca-Cola and the San Diego County Office of Education will be giving away 40 laptops this spring! Students enrolled in a San Diego County High School (in grades 9-12) are eligible to apply for the 2019 Laptop Scholarship Essay Contest.


The Bea Gonzales Scholarship                                                                                                                  The Bea Gonzales scholarship supports college-bound high school seniors who have already earned the Seal of Biliteracy from their school or district, as well as their university or college acceptance letter. The award encourages students to become multilingual and schools to support multilingualism. Scholarships will be $1000 for the Fall of 2019.


Don Diego Scholarship Foundation

Awards scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 to students residing in the San Diego area who have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. Recipients are honored at a gala on June 15. Application deadline is March 18. Visit the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation website for complete information.


California Retired Teachers Association (CalRTA)

Awards $2,000 scholarships to high school seniors from the San Diego Unified School District who meet eligibility requirements. Application deadline is March 20. Visit the CalRTA website for complete information. 


North Island Credit Union Scholarship

Awards $1,000 scholarships to college-bound high school seniors based on academics and community service. Application deadline is March 21. View this flyer for more details. 


Taiwanese American Scholarship Fund (TASF)

Awards $5,000 scholarships to high school seniors and first-year college students of Taiwanese descent. Application deadline is March 27. Visit the TASF website for complete information.


Cathay Bank Scholarship Program

Awards $1,000 scholarships to high school seniors planning to attend college as a full-time student in fall 2019. No ethnicity requirement. Application deadline is March 28. Visit the Asian Pacific Community Fund website for more details.


Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. Epsilon Xi Omega College Scholarship Program

Offers a variety of scholarships to female African American or African Diaspora high school seniors in San Diego County who meet the various eligibility requirements. Male students are eligible for one of the scholarships if they plan to attend a historically black college or university. Application deadline is April 3. Visit the Alpha Kappa Alpha website for complete information. 


Cal Coast Cares Foundation

A total of $30,000 will be distributed to eligible college-bound high school seniors who are members of or related to a member of Cal Coast Credit Union. A separate program for foster youth will distribute $30,000 to high school seniors in the foster care program. The application deadline for both programs is April 7. Visit the Cal Coast website for details. 


ACSA Region 18 and SDCSBA Scholarships

Region 18 of the Association of California School Administrators and the San Diego County School Boards Association award five $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school seniors who are intending to pursue a career in education. The application deadline is April 15. View the scholarship application for more details.