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Higher Education Scholarship Opportunities


Asian Pacific Fund

Asian Pacific Fund administers 12 scholarship programs, each with unique eligibility criteria. Scholarships range from $1,000.00 dollars to $20,000.00 dollars and many are renewable. Incoming or current college students of various ethnic backgrounds can apply. You must be enrolled full time in the fall. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required. Also, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident unless otherwise stated. Please go to for more information.

Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California


If you are of Portuguese descent, you can apply to the 2015 Cabrillo Civic Clubs of California scholarship. You can download the application at

Ford Salute to Education
Here is your chance to win a new car! The San Diego County Ford dealers are offering scholarships to San Diego County senior high school students through the San Diego County Salute to Education scholarship program. Please feel free to call 619-521-2404 or visit the website at
Italian Catholic Federation
The “Italian Catholic Federation” offers $400.00 scholarships to Roman Catholic graduating Seniors of Italian descent who have a cumulative GPA of at least 3.2. For more information call the “Italian Catholic Federation” at 1-888-423-1924 or visit their website at
Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir
The Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir San Diego will award scholarships to graduating seniors who will be majoring in the area of visual and performing arts. Applications can be obtained at If you have any questions about this scholarship, you can contact Ms. Shelly Parker at
San Diego Foundation
The San Diego Foundation is the largest private scholarship provider in San Diego County outside of the university systems.
Sons of Italy Western Foundations Scholarships
Scholarships are available in the following categories:
  • Academic Awards for high school seniors
  • Italian Language study grants in Italy for high school seniors for the summer of 2017
Applicants must be wholly or partially of Italian descent. Applicant must be enrolled in an accredited University, college, community college or trade school for the fall of 2017. Students can find the application at All applications are due (postmarked) by March 1, 2017.