Assistance League Rancho San Dieguito provides funding for scholarships to help cover tuition, books, supplies, and other expenses. Scholarships will be awarded in two equal payments:

  • First half with proof of full-time registration to the first semester/term/quarter or the certificate program
  • Second half on proof of full-time registration for the second semester/term/quarter AND a transcript showing at least a 2.0 GPA in the first semester/term/quarter or successful completion of the certification.


Who may apply?

  • Applicant must be a graduating senior eligible to attend or enroll in an accredited community college, technical, trade, vocational school, or four-year college.
  • Applicant must be attending a high school in the San Dieguito Union High School district and have a cumulative 2.0 GPA or higher.
  • Applicant must not be an Assitance League® chapter member, an Assisteens® member, or a relative of a chapter member.

How to apply?

  • All applications must be submitted online.  Visit us at or go directly to the Scholarship page below.

Applications must include the following (all forms must be submitted online):

  • Completely filled-out application form.
  • Official transcript of grades, with the official seal of the school and signed by the registrar or other designated school official. A copy or electronic image of the transcript, with the seal and required signature, will also be accepted or official communication of the certification program from a recognized source.
  • Personal statement (350 – 500 words) from the applicant, describing in detail the need for the scholarship. The statement should be specific about family situations, special or unusual circumstances, financial needs, work experience, school activities, community involvement, academic goals, etc.
  • Two letters of recommendation from a school guidance counselor or teacher OR from a member of the community, an employer, or a coach describing the applicant’s special circumstances, participation in the community, school, church, or other activities.

Applications may include the following:

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Financial Aid) page entitled “Your Student Aid Report” (SAR) showing your Expected Family Contribution (EFC)

Criteria for receiving the scholarship:

  • Scholarship Committee will consider each applicant’s personal circumstances, recommendations, scholastic record, financial need, school/community activities, and job experience.
  • Scholarship Committee will interview semi-finalists.
  • Applicant must enroll as a full-time student. (Minimum of 12 credit hours per semester)
  • Scholarship Committee will select recipients based on the evaluation of all application materials and interviews.

Personal Statement Outline:

Your Personal Statement is an important part of the application process.  Your essay provides key information the Scholarship Committee needs when nominating a student for an award.

Your Personal Statement must be typed, two-page maximum with your name at the top of each page and included with the scholarship application.

Use this Personal Statement Outline as a template to list your ideas when creating your Personal Statement.  Please include the following:

  • What are your Education and Career Goals?  Write a brief statement outlining your education and career goals; if undecided, state what you hope to gain from college or vocational school experience.
  • Information you would like to share about yourself.  Share information about yourself; tell your story.  For example, you may be the first in your family to graduate from high school or attend vocational school or college; you may have overcome a  hardship; you may be a single parent, etc.  State your financial need, and how a scholarship will help you.
  • List any extracurricular activities and/or employment.  What you do in the classroom defines only a part of who you are.  How do you spend your free time?  Do you have any hobbies?  Discuss what you have gained in life from your activities outside of the classroom.

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Please retain copies of all materials submitted for your record.
Applications and other materials will not be returned.

All scholarship recipients will be notified by May 31, 2024.