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Scholarship and Contest Opportunities for San Diego County Students

Scholarship and Contest Opportunities for San Diego County Students
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There are many local scholarship and contest opportunities available for students in San Diego County. For more student awards and free or low-cost opportunities, visit SDCOE's What's Happening webpage.


Colibrí/MX Scholarship

The Consulate General of Mexico in San Diego, in partnership with MAAC, awards the Colibrí MX Scholarship to promote access to higher education for immigrant students of Mexican or Latinx descent residing in San Diego County. First-time college students who can provide proof of enrollment for the fall 2024 semester and demostrate financial need, among other qualifications, can win a scholarship of at least $1,000. Visit the scholarship page for complete details. The application deadline is June 30. 

AMN/HCC Healthcare Scholarship

Through Health Care Communicators of Southern California (HCCSC), high school seniors in San Diego County who plan to enter the health care field after college can apply to win a scholarship of at least $3,000 courtesy of AMN Healthcare. Visit the HCCSC website for more information. The application deadline is June 30. 

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African American high school graduates from throughout San Diego County were celebrated this month with a special Rites of Passage ceremony hosted by the National College Resources Foundation in partnership with the San Diego County Office of Education and the Association of African American Educators.

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In today’s digital world, it is important for educators and students to look at media with a critical eye to ensure they understand the source, perspective, and bias that impact the stories they read or view. SDCOE has gathered some online resources to support media literacy inside and outside of the classroom.