SDCCE scholarship application deadline is Wednesday, January 31, 2024, 6:30pm.

Completing the Online Application May Make You Eligible for One or More Scholarships

Students must meet the following minimum application requirements to be eligible for a scholarship.

  • Currently-enrolled student for the 2023-24 academic year at SDCCE
  • Attend 100 hours or more of SDCCE classes between Spring 2023, Summer 2023 and Fall 2024
  • Demonstrate satisfactory attendance and progress in courses
  • Complete the online scholarship application, including responses to the following questions:
    1. Why are you attending San Diego College of Continuing Education, and what do you hope to accomplish here?
    2. What challenges/obstacles have you overcome to complete your educational goals? You can consider such things as a disability, being a single parent, being a returning or first-time student, being a veteran, being in recovery, or any other life experiences.
    3. What do you plan to do after you complete your current educational/career goals?
    4. Describe your participation in community service or leadership activities, at school or in your community (This question is designated as optional on the application, but is used for determining recipients for several scholarship/award opportunities).

Some scholarships have additional qualifications for eligibility, based on identifying information you include in your application, including demographic data and courses taken.

Scholarship Application Support Program

Thanks to a partnership with the SDCCE Foundation, students may attend an Application Support Workshop if they would like assistance in writing responses to the short answer segments of the application, or guidance in completing the entire form. One-on-one tutoring and bilingual English/Español support will be available at all sessions.

SDCCE Scholarships

Scholarships and Awards offered by the San Diego College of Continuing Education have included the following programs in recent years. This list is not comprehensive, and is subject to change without notice. Interested in sponsoring a scholarship program, honoring a loved one, or making a legacy donation or bequest to support our students? Contact Mariya Anton and the SDCCE Foundation Office at

College Scholarships and Awards

Recognizing achievements in programs at SDCCE and the San Diego Community College District

  • Associated Student Body Awards
  • Board of Trustees Scholarship by the Christensen Foundation†
  • Bottom Line Accounting Scholarship†
  • California Coast Credit Union Cares Foundation Scholarship†
  • Chancellor’s Scholarship
  • Classified Senate Scholarship‡
  • Counseling Faculty Scholarship
  • Empowering LGBTQ+ Entrepreneurs: A Scholarship for Aspiring Business Leaders†
  • Friendly Feast Baking and Pastry Scholarship
  • Immigrant Support Program Award
  • Management Association Scholarship
  • PATHWAYS Scholars’ Award†
  • President’s Service Award‡
  • San Diego College of Continuing Education Employee Giving Fund Scholarship
  • Sankofa Award: Learning from the Past to Build the Future

Visionary Honors

Scholarships and Awards that honor or commemorate the lives, the work, and the legacies of key individuals across the history of SDCCE

  • Acquired Brain Injury/Anne Heller Scholarship*
  • American Federation of Teachers, Local 1931 Larry Schwartz Memorial Scholarship*
  • Anton Family Scholarship†
  • Avelino “Avey” F. Gonsalves Scholarship†
  • Bitterlin/Howard/Keltner Scholarship†
  • Carolyn Warner Scholarship†
  • Chavalia A. Wattree Resilience Scholarship†
  • Daniel Rolon Rameriz/John J. Schlegel Scholarship†
  • Dr. A. Thomas Wilson Scholarship
  • Dr. Robert Matthews Memorial Scholarship‡
  • Edith Dabbs Memorial Scholarship†
  • Esther Lavern Carter Memorial Scholarship†
  • Faulconer Family Scholarship†
  • Florence “Mickey” Dowd Memorial Scholarship†
  • George and Elaine Matteson Memorial Scholarship†
  • Hal L. Coskey Memorial Award
  • Ina Porter Memorial Scholarship†
  • Los Dos Chefs Scholarship†
  • Mark Metz Memorial Automotive Technology Scholarship†
  • Mary Alice Rosa Gonsalves Scholarship†
  • Marya P. Kovrig Memorial Scholarship†
  • Matthew LaCaze Memorial Scholarship†
  • Minarokh Hamzavi Memorial Scholarship
  • Price Family Foundation Scholarships and Awards† ‡
  • Roma Weaver Community Service Scholarship‡
  • Sam Phu Achievement Award†
  • Sara “Sarita” Rivera Memorial Scholarship
  • William A. Rosen Scholarship†

* Denotes a scholarship or award selected via an application or process outside of the SDCCE Common Scholarship Application. Contact the Office of Student Affairs for more information. For AFT Local 1931/Larry Schwartz Memorial, please see information elsewhere on this page

† Qualifying students will be selected based upon responses to demographic, academic, or other information self-reported on the application; details regarding qualifiers is available from the Office of Student Affairs.

‡ Denotes a scholarship or award that includes the Community Service component as a determining criteria for selection

Other Scholarships Offered to SDCCE Students

  • The American Federation of Teachers Larry Schwartz Memorial Scholarship

    This scholarship requires a separate application. See Criteria and Apply

Scholarship and Awards Celebration

Students who are selected to receive a scholarship or award will be honored at the annual Scholarship and Award Celebration.

Friday, April 26, 2024, 4PM – 6PM

In accordance with SDCCD Board Policy 3410 and SDCE Foundation Board Policy 01-1920, on Nondiscrimination, the Scholarship and Awards Program provides equal opportunity and access for all students.

Every effort is made to verify the accuracy of the information provided in this announcement. Information may change, or be eliminated without notice.

Mission: San Diego College of Continuing Education commits to student success and community enrichment by providing tuition-free, accessible, equitable, and innovative quality education and support services to diverse learners in pursuit of lifelong learning, training, career advancement, and pathways to credit college. Read more about the SDCCE mission »