Scholarship and Contest Opportunities for San Diego County Students
There are many local scholarship and contest opportunities available for students in San Diego County. New opportunities are added frequently. For more student awards and free or low-cost opportunities, visit SDCOE's What's Happening webpage.
Coca-Cola Scholars Program
The Coca-Cola Scholars Program scholarship is an achievement-based $20,000 scholarship awarded to 150 qualifying high school seniors who will pursue a degree at a post-secondary institution in the U.S. Students are recognized for their capacity to lead and serve, as well as their commitment to making a significant impact on their schools and communities. Visit the Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation page for more information. The application deadline is Oct. 2.
National YoungArts Foundation Scholarship
Grants for young artists between the ages of 15 and 18 to earn between $250 to $10,000 and also receive recognition and support in performing, visual, or literary arts. There are award categories available in 10 art disciplines. Visit the YoungArts page for more information. The application deadline is Oct. 13.
Scholarship for Military Children
Study.com will award $1,000 to a high school senior accepted by or enrolled in a college or university who is a child of a current or former member of the U.S. military. Selection will be based on academic history and extracurricular activities. Financial need will not be considered. Visit the scholarship page. The application deadline is Nov. 1.
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Families in San Diego can get used laptop and desktop computers loaded with educational software for as little as $100 at a drive-thru event Oct. 7 from 9 to 11:30 a.m. at San Marcos Elementary School. The program is organized by SDCOE and Computers 2 Kids.
Nominations are now open for the 2024 Lighthouse Awards, which honor school and community leaders in equity, diversity and inclusion.
The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) has again been recognized with a Diamond Award for its commitment to promoting sustainable transportation choices.
The Casita Center for Technology, Science and Math in Vista Unified School District and Garfield Elementary School in San Diego Unified School District are among the 33 schools in California recognized as National Blue Ribbon Schools.
The San Diego County Office of Education (SDCOE) notifies the community of its intent to apply to the California Department of Education for Consortium funding for the 21st Century After School Safety and Enrichment for Teens program (ASSETs).
Through the Everyone A Reader (EAR) volunteer program, parent and community volunteers work one-to-one with 1st-, 2nd-, and 3rd-grade students who need additional reading support. Coordinator training will be held Oct. 17.