The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation will offer a record $65,000 in college scholarships in 2017 to 27 outstanding students who reside in San Diego County and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds. In 2016, 12 students shared a total of $40,500 in scholarships.

Returning this year are two $2,500 grants for vocational/technical students. In the other categories, an additional $1,500 scholarship has been added. Also, the Foundation will begin to administer the scholarships offered through the Fair’s Junior Livestock Auction. Nine awards will be offered in the latter category of $5,000, $2,500, $1,500 and six $1,000 scholarships.

The $10,000 in FFA scholarships are provided through the generosity of the Walter J. and Betty C. Zable Foundation. The $10,000 in Exhibitor/Participant scholarships are provided through the generosity of the Rancho Santa Fe Foundation.

 

Scholarship Categories and Awards