Our Vision: Transforming Today’s Outstanding Students Into Tomorrow’s Visionary Leaders

Among the more than 10,000 nonprofits in San Diego County, the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation is unique in its mission of celebrating our region’s agricultural history by providing scholarships that enable outstanding high school seniors who have participated in the San Diego County Fair or other Del Mar Fairgrounds events to attain their college dreams. These students forge successful careers, many in agriculture-related fields, and give back to our community and the world.

The Foundation also nurtures agricultural education among lower-income elementary school students who learn, through the Fair’s hands-on Plant*Grow*Eat Bus Sponsorship program, that nutritious foods come from the earth, not pre-packaged from the store.

When you contribute to the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation, you partake of a rich tradition honoring the spirit of the Fair’s legendary welcoming ambassador, Don Diego, while making an investment in students that will pay dividends in their future and the future of San Diego.

Thank you!

Ways to Donate

General Donation

Edwin Vargas Navarro

Help us build a better San Diego, one scholarship at a time!

Create an Endowed Named Scholarship

Tulloch Family

Your Endowed Named Scholarship will endure for generations to come!

Support the Exhibitors

Support the exhibitors who are participating in the Jr. Livestock Auction at the Fair.

Plant*Grow*Eat Bus Sponsorship

Sponsor a bus trip and help kids enjoy a growing adventure at the Fair!

Legacy Brick

Commemorate a special person or occasion at the Don Diego Fountain!