Scholarship Opportunities for High School Students

February 8, 2019

​There are several scholarship opportunities coming up over the next few months for high school students. Below are a few:

Salute to Education by the San Diego County Ford Dealers

Awards $1,000 scholarships to 150 high school seniors based on personal achievement, community contributions, and excellence in a listed subject area. One scholarship recipient will also win a new Ford vehicle. Application deadline is Feb. 15. Visit the Salute to Education website for complete information.

North America Scholastic Esports Federation (NASEF)

In partnership with the Anaheim Ducks hockey team, NASEF awards scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 and school grants of $500 to $2,500 to high school students across Southern California who participate in the NHL 19 Tournament Feb. 18 to March 15. Participation must be through a school or community organization NASEF Club. Visit the NASEF website for more details.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego

Grants typically ranging from $1,500 to $3,500 are awarded to high school seniors who plan to major in a creative arts field in college. Finalists are interviewed to exhibit their work and/or perform. Application deadline is March 5. View the application.

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 websitefor 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.