General Scholarships

The San Diego Foundation
The San Diego Foundation's 2017-2018 Common Scholarship Application will open Thursday, December 1.

Each year our Community Scholarships Program awards over $2 million to more than 800 local students to help them achieve their educational goals. Please visit our website to learn about more than 100 different scholarship opportunities for students of all backgrounds, interests and needs.

Please reach out to the Community Scholarships staff at (619) 814-1343 or with any questions.


Student Loan Hero $1K Scholarship
Student Loan Hero, an unbiased solution to organize, manage, and repay your student loans, is thrilled to award two (2) $1,000 scholarships each semester to help alleviate educational costs.

Who Qualifies / Criteria
All applicants must be actively enrolled (at least part-time) in a college/university

How to Apply / Guidelines
To enter, please submit a short essay (500 words or less) answering one of the following

  • What financial challenges have you overcome growing up?
  • How will receiving this scholarship help you achieve your future financial goals?
  • How will you manage your money both during and after college to make smart financial decisions?

Fall Semester

  • Opens: July 1
  • Deadline: Aug. 15
  • Winner Contacted: Aug. 30

Spring Semester

  • Opens: Nov. 15
  • Deadline: Jan. 1
  • Winner Contacted: Jan. 15

Final winners will be selected by our team and contacted via the email address provided.
The Student Loan Hero Scholarship contest is subject to the complete Official Rules available here:
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