Scholarship opportunity for high school seniors

San Diego County high school seniors who will attend accredited colleges and universities in San Diego county are encouraged to apply for a scholarship from the San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation.  Applicants must show financial need for the award. The scholarship amount is typically about $1,000, but may vary depending on endowment investment income and the number of selected applicants.

High school seniors may apply on a form available Dec. 10 at  The application deadline is March 2, 2013.  The San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation was started in 1963 with a $25 donation for one scholarship.  With additional contributions and prudent investments, the foundation now administers a $1.2 million fund.  In cooperation with other foundations, it now awards up to 100 scholarships annually.