Scholarships

A scholarship is a designated monetary amount presented to students based on a process involving applications completed by students individually, supported as necessary by specified documentation; submissions are objectively reviewed and scored against a defined rubric by a committee of reviewers. Funds are typically given either in recognition of educational achievement, in support of continued progress towards education goals, or in anticipation of transition to higher education or advancement in career or program levels. A scholarship may also be given for achievements based in education which represent the core values of an individual or group for whom the scholarship memorializes, either in name or in the qualifications established for selection of a student recipient.

Scholarships are for students in good standing with excellent attendance, and each has different requirements. In accordance with SDCCD Board Policy 3410 and SDCE Foundation Board Policy 01-1920 (pend.), on Nondiscrimination, the Scholarship and Awards Program provides equal opportunity and access for all students. Students who are awarded scholarships will be recognized during the annual scholarship awards event.

Applying for Scholarships

Applications are available from the counseling office at each campus.

Setting up New Scholarships

Contact the Office of Student Services (OSS) for a Scholarship Information Form to request setting up a new scholarship. Scholarship amounts are $250 or more.

Scholarships and Award Funds

ABI Program Anne Heller Scholarship

Awarded ABI students who have experienced a significant, positive change in the quality of their lives as a result of their participation in ABI classes

AFT Guild, Local 1931, Maxine Williams Scholarship

Awarded to a student in memory of Maxine Williams, former San Diego Continuing Education Awards Chairperson

Associated Student Body

Individual campus awards

Board of Trustees Scholarship by the Christensen Foundation

The Scott A. and Elizabeth V. Christensen Charitable Foundation and the San Diego community College District Board of Trustees have provided funding for this scholarship to assist deserving CTE students for workforce or college transition who can benefit from financial assistance in seeking a higher education

Chancellor’s

Chancellor Constance M. Carroll, Ph.D.
Awarded to an outstanding student

Classified Senate

Awarded to a student who has shown academic progress

Counseling Faculty

Awarded to a student who completed a High School Diploma/Equivalency Program or a Job Training/Certificate Program

Los Dos Chefs

Awarded to a student who will enroll in City, Mesa, or Miramar College

Management Association

Awarded to a student pursuing a post-secondary education

Stephen All Memorial

Awarded to a student studying English as a Second Language

Minarokh Hamzavi Memorial

Awarded to one student studying English as a Second Language and one Citizenship student from Mid-City Campus

Autumn Keltner Memorial

Awarded to one student studying English as a Second Language and one student studying adult basic education who are transitioning to a High School Diploma/Equivalency Program, a Job Training/Certificate Program, or to college

Matthew LaCaze Memorial

Awarded to a student in the High School Diploma program at North City Campus

Norma Ledesma Memorial

Awarded to a student studying English as a Second Language

George Matteson Memorial

Awarded to a student who completed a High School Equivalency Program and enrolled in a Community College

Ina Porter Memorial

Awarded to a student Enrolled in the High School Diploma/Equivalency Program

Barbara Raifsnider Memorial

Awarded to an English as a Second Language student.

Dr. A. Thomas Wilson Memorial

Awarded to an Adult Basic Education student at the Educational Cultural Complex

Sam Phu Achievement Award

Awarded to an Automotive Technician student at the Educational Cultural Complex



San Diego Continuing Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt organization EIN Number 26-3305140. Contributions are tax deductible.