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Foundation Scholarships Available for Hundreds of Local Students

Deadline Approaching for Applications

San Diego County CA— The San Diego Foundation announced on Thursday that hundreds of scholarship awards are available for San Diego students pursuing their dreams of higher education. The 2017-2018 Common Scholarship Application is available online now until February 1, 2017 at 2:00pm (PST).

The Community Scholarship Program, the largest in the region outside of the university system, provides a variety of scholarships to high school students, current college students, graduate students and adult re-entry students. Since 1997, the program has awarded more than $26 million to thousands of students.

“According to U.S. Census data, 35.7 percent of San Diegans 25 and older have a bachelor’s degree or higher,” explained Kathlyn Mead, President & CEO of The San Diego Foundation. “While many individuals choose to enter the workforce immediately, we want to give everyone the opportunity to pursue higher education if they so choose. The San Diego Foundation Community Scholarship Program strives to ensure the cost of college is not a limiting factor to academic success. Thanks to philanthropy, we are making higher education more accessible and attainable for all San Diegans.”

Using one online application, students can access more than 100 types of scholarships for the 2017- 2018 academic year, with awards generally ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards are granted to four-year universities, two-year colleges, graduate, or trade/vocational schools.

The Common Scholarship Application can be accessed at www.sdfoundation.org/ScholarshipApplication. For more information about the scholarship process, please contact scholarships@sdfoundation.org.