Scholarships for Graduating High School Seniors 

DEADLINE:     Applications for 2018 are due April 2, 2018.  Applications must include one letter of recommendation.  Please do not email transcripts or personal documents.  Applications must be submitted electronically to scholarships@coastalfoundation.org.

Coastal Community Foundation’s (CCF) scholarship program is available for graduating seniors from San Dieguito, Carlsbad and Oceanside School Districts. The scholarship guidelines outline the criteria for each scholarship and the application processes are listed below. The applications and printable guidelines can be found in the Files section on the top right of this page.  Applications are now available!

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Selection Criteria

Selection will be made without regard for race, color, national origin, age or sex of candidate. No members of the families of the Scholarship Committee, or employees of the Foundation, shall be eligible for any scholarship.   Scholarship awards typically range from $500 – $3,000. The Foundation will not distribute funds if no suitable candidates are found in a given period of time.

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Bill Berrier Scholarship Fund

  1. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who plan to prepare for a professional career in the field of education (teacher, counselor).  
  2. Students from San Dieguito Union High School District are eligible to apply.
  3. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  4. Financial need will be considered.
  5. This scholarship is eligible for renewal for up to 3 years. Requires satisfactory completion of full time course work, maintaining a minimum of 2.75 grade point average (4.0 scale) and continued pursuit of a career in the field of education.

Joe W. Chavez Educational Fund

  1. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who will be pursuing a career in the fields of medicine or government.
  2. Students from Oceanside, Carlsbad and San Dieguito High School Districts are eligible for this scholarship.
  3. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  4. The scholarship is not need based.  Awards will be made to students whose grades and personal activities demonstrate an ability to achieve their goals.

Eric Hall Scholarship Fund

  1. Students from San Dieguito, Oceanside and Carlsbad Union High School District are eligible for this scholarship.
  2. Scholarships will be awarded to students pursuing a degree in the areas of construction related areas of architecture; civil or structural engineering; construction management or those interested in urban & city planning or public administration.
  3. Applicants will be judged on the following:
    1. Financial need
    2. Experience in Community Service
    3. Potential to succeed
    4. Scholastic achievement, minimum 3.0 grade point average

Eric Scott Langdon and Diana Monzeglio Memorial Scholarship Fund for Artists

  1. Scholarships will be awarded to graduating seniors who will be studying the arts, music or dance at a college or university.
  2. Students from San Dieguito Academy and Canyon Crest Academy only are eligible for this scholarship.
  3. Preference will be given to students who excel in fine arts, dance, or music.
  4. Preference will be given to students who need financial support to attend college.
  5. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Jackie Harrigan Haase Memorial Scholarship Fund

  1. Scholarships will be awarded to students who are pursuing a career in nursing, the medical field, counseling, psychology or special education.
  2. Students from the San Dieguito Union High School District are eligible.
  3. Students must be attending a two or four year college or university.
  4. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.
  5. Preference will be given to students who have been in special education.

Autum Strang Memorial Scholarship Fund

  1. Scholarships will be awarded to students who graduating from the San Dieguito Union High School District and will be attending MiraCosta College.
  2. Preference will be given to students who are studying computers and/or animation.
  3. Students must have a minimum 2.5 grade point average.

Dr. Roy Risner Scholarship and the Teacher Recognition Awards have different processes then above.

Teacher Recognition Award

Teachers or counselors at San Dieguito Academy in the San Dieguito Union High School District may nominate a student for a scholarship award.  The awards are made from the Orphan Education Foundation at Coastal Community Foundation.  The minimum award is $500.  A teacher who completes the one page nomination form will ask the student to download the student information form and complete the form.  All forms are emailed to grant@coastalfoundation.org.

For more information contact the foundation or the counseling department at San Dieguito Academy.  Nomination and student information forms will be available soon.

Dr. Roy Risner Scholarship

Criteria: Scholarships may be awarded to students who plan to study in any field.  A preference will be given to those who plan a professional career in the field of education. Please email scholarships@coastalfoundation.org for an application if you qualify for the Dr. Roy Risner Scholarship.  Please read the criteria below.

  1. Graduating seniors must have a minimum 2.5 GPA.  Transcripts must be submitted with the application.
  2. Priority will be given to qualified applicants from San Dieguito Union High School District, Carlsbad Unified School District, Oceanside Unified School District.
  3. Students who are employed at Shadowridge Country Club in Vista and who have demonstrated a strong work ethic will be given key consideration based on the qualifications outlined above.
  4. Scholarships may be renewed based on satisfactory academic progress.
  5. Students who choose to take a gap year after graduating from high school may apply for a scholarship the year following their graduation.

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Barbara Schneiderman Memorial Scholarship for Piano Enrichment

Scholarships are available for students who have studied Suzuki music for at least two years (piano only).  Awards will cover tuition / registration fees or materials for attending a Suzuki camp or a music camp or training.  Scholarships are not available for private music lessons.  Email scholarships@coastalfoundation.org for an application or call (760) 942-9245.