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The 2019 College Scholarship Application Process is Closed.

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Meet Our Top Four 2018 Scholarship Recipients!

Angelina Manasan

San Diego
$5,000 Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship
$5,000 Spanjian Family Scholarship
Creighton University

“Performing Hawaiian Hula Dancing at the Fair exposed audiences to other cultures of dance, music and art while enabling me to win these two top scholarships. This $10,000 award will make it possible for me to attend college and major in Math. Thank you, Don Diego!”

Hailey Baldwin

$5,000 FFA Scholarship
$2,500 Jr. Livestock Auction Scholarship
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo

“My FFA leadership experience has given me the opportunity to educate my peers and my community about how the agriculture industry greatly affects everyone’s livelihoods and quality of life. I am excited to major in Agricultural Science.”

Tierra Mathews

Valley Center
$5,000 4-H Scholarship
$2,500 Jr. Livestock Auction Scholarship
Colorado State University

“When I joined 4-H eight years ago to show my chickens, I never imagined the impact it would have on me. 4-H has changed my life, from the many people I known, animals I have raised and memories I have made at the Fair. I am better because of my participation.”

Sabrina Drobeck

San Diego
$5,000 Employee Scholarship
UC Berkeley

“I began working as a Bridal Bazaar Model at the Del Mar Fairgrounds at age eight. The experience has helped me in every aspect of my life, school and work. I have learned the value of hard work, perseverance and staying committed to my goals.”

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Want to Learn More about the Scholars?

In 2018, 30 outstanding San Diego area students headed to college sharing $72,500 in Don Diego Scholarships.
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