Upper Division Scholarships
Assistance League of Greater San Diego offers scholarships for full-time students who have completed community college and are transitioning to an accredited college or university as a junior in pursuit of a four-year degree. The scholarships are also available to those students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree through their community college. Scholarships are offered for one year; scholarship recipients who complete their junior year with a 2.75 GPA or better may reapply for their senior year. Scholarship funds may be used to pay for tuition, fees, books, and supplies.
Eligible students are those currently completing their second year at one of the following community colleges: Cuyamaca College, Grossmont College, Mesa College, Miramar College, San Diego City College, or Southwestern College. Applicants must have a 3.0 GPA or better and demonstrate financial need. They must also demonstrate current employment, involvement in their community, and/or participation in school activities. Applicants’ special circumstances will be considered in identifying scholarship recipients.
Applications, including official transcripts, personal statements, and two letters of recommendation are due in early April. They are evaluated by a committee of trained Upper Division Scholarship members who interview the most compelling candidates. Scholarship funds are administered by the college or university in which the student is subsequently enrolled. To retain the scholarship, students must maintain their full-time student status (twelve units each term) and a GPA of 2.75 or better. Committee member volunteers serve as mentors and provide support to each recipient throughout the school year.