Scholarships and Grants

The JLSD College Scholarship program works to assist TAY students with college textbook expenses.

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Junior League of San Diego Textbook Scholarship Application. In order to assist and empower San Diego’s transitional-age foster youth, the Junior League of San Diego is offering numerous textbook scholarship awards to qualifying local university students. Scholarships will be awarded for academic improvement. During the 2014-2015 academic year, JLSD will be offering scholarships to students at MiraCosta college, UCSD, CSUSM, and Grossmont College. If you are a student at one of those schools your EOPS counselor will contact you with information and application deadlines. All students at these schools who are transition-age foster youth who would like assistance with the cost of your college text books are encouraged to apply. Students at other local 2 and 4 year colleges and universities will be eligible for scholarships in the following academic year.

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.

Application due dates are set with each school. Please check with your schools EOPS counselor for your application deadline and application workshop schedule, or email scholarships@jlsd.org for more information.

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

If submitted by mail, applications must be sent to:

Junior League of San Diego

Attn: Scholarship

210 Maple Street

San Diego, CA 92103

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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 former foster youth attending college in San Diego, but my school is not having a scholarship workshop this semester. Am I still eligible for a scholarship?
A. No, only students at schools hosting scholarship workshops may apply for the scholarship. Each 2-year and 4-year college in San Diego county will have a chance for its students to apply and win scholarships over the next two school years.

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.