The San Diego Foundation Scholarships

Application Now Available

Check out all scholarships available here.

The San Diego Foundation Common Scholarship Application gives San Diego students access to more than 100 scholarships that comprise our Community Scholarship Program by filling out just one application.


  • Application available online: December 2, 2020
  • Deadline to finish application: February 3, 2021 (2:00 p.m.)
  • Applicants notified: By June 1, 2021


Even if you’re not a straight-A, star athlete or student body president, we have scholarship opportunities if you have:

  • Commitment to your education
  • Potential for success in college
  • Minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Participation in community service, extracurricular activities and/or work experience
  • Current residence in San Diego County (for at least one year)
  • Need of help to pay for school (including middle-income families)
  • A completed FAFSA or CA Dream Act and Student Aid Report (SAR). This is necessary for all applicants. Recommendation: Please start ASAP as this information is needed to fill out the application.
  • The 2021-2022 academic year for FAFSA opens October 1.

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Contact the Scholarships team at 619-814-1343 or


2020 TransgenderFirst National Scholarship

Organization Name: TransgenderFirst

Scholarship E-mail Address:

PURPOSE: The first national scholarship exclusively dedicated to helping underserved Transgender students get affordable access to a college education.

QUALIFICATIONS: Applicants must identify as Transgender, plan to pursue a degree, or currently pursuing a degree, at an accredited U.S. post-secondary institution, have a high school diploma or GED, and be a U.S. Citizen

CRITERIA:  Awards are annual and based on eligibility, financial need, personal hardship, academic merit, and other related considerations

DURATION:   Annual award in perpetuity

NUMBER OF AWARDS: 1 per year for now

HOW TO APPLY: Online form on the website at

DEADLINE: Dec 31st

Study Level: Associate, Bachelor’s, Graduate, High School

Award Type: Scholarship, Grant, Prize

Scholarship Award Amount: $2500

Scholarship E-mail Address: