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 sdccsf.org. 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.