Scholarships and Grants

Welcome to the 2013-2014 Junior League of San Diego Textbook Scholarship Application. In order to assist and empower San Diego’s transitional-age foster touth, the Junior League is offering numerous textbook scholarship awards to local university students who qualify. Scholarships will be awarded for academic improvement. If you are a student at a two-year or four-year college or university or vocational school in San Diego County, and are a transitional-age foster youth who would like assistance with the cost of your college text books, you are encouraged to apply.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must be a student attending a San Diego County two-year college, four-year college or vocational school
  • Must be a student who has previously been in the foster care system. 
  • Must provide transcripts showing at least three previous semesters of grades
  • Complete two essay questions included in the application
  • Provide up to two references familiar with your education, work, or life circumstances 

Click here to begin the online application.

Click here to download the printable/PDF version of the application.

No late applications will be accepted for any reason and all applications must be complete to be accepted.

Online applications must be submitted by November 22, 2013 at 11:59 p.m.

If submitted by mail, applications must be postmarked by November 22, 2013 and sent to:

Junior League of San Diego

Attn: Scholarship

210 Maple Street

San Diego, CA 92103

For questions and inquiries, email scholarships@jlsd.org.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Is there an age requirement to be eligible for the Scholarship?
A. No, any student who is a Transitional-age or Former Foster Youth is eligible for the Scholarship.

Q. I am a transitional-age foster youth in high school in San Diego. I am accepted to college outside of San Diego. Am I still eligible for the Scholarship?
A. No. Only transitional-age foster youth or former foster youth students attending 2-year, 4-year colleges or universities or vocational schools in San Diego County are eligible for the Scholarship.

Q. I attend a college or university outside the San Diego area but I am from San Diego. Am I eligible for the Scholarship?
A. No. Only transitional-age foster youth or former foster youth students attending 2-year, 4-year colleges or universities or vocational schools in San Diego County are eligible for the Scholarship.

Q. I am a past winner of the Scholarship. May I reapply?
A. Any student who has won the scholarship in the past must wait a year before reapplying. After the waiting period is over all previous winners are encouraged to reapply. 

Q. I applied for the Scholarship last semester but was not awarded anything. May I reapply?
A. Yes. We encourage all past applicants who meet the eligibility requirements to reapply. 

Q. I am not a former foster youth but I am involved in other programs for disadvantaged youth am I eligible for the Scholarship?
A. No. Only students who have previously been in foster care are eligible for the Scholarship.