In 2020, the Don Diego Scholarship Foundation awarded $76,500 in college scholarships to 22 outstanding students who reside in the San Diego area and have participated in the San Diego County Fair and/or other activities associated with the Del Mar Fairgrounds.
Four scholarships are offered in each of four categories: 4-H, FFA, Employee, and Exhibitor/Participant. The 4-H category is known as the Walter J. and Betty C. Zable 4-H Scholarship in honor of that Foundation’s generous sponsorship. Six Junior Livestock Auction (JLA) Scholarships are offered to students who qualify for the 4-H or FFA Scholarship and are eligible to apply for a JLA Scholarship. A $3,000 JLA Scholarship funded by the Tulloch Family is offered via the inaugural William and Betty Ann Tulloch Endowed Scholarship honoring this iconic San Diego County Fair family’s deep agricultural roots. Learn more.
Two Vocational Education Scholarships are offered to support students pursuing an AA/AS degree or certificate at a community college or accredited trade school.
The Spanjian Family Scholarship is bestowed upon one of the most exceptional of all 2020 recipients. New this year, a $5,000 scholarship renewable for three additional years of college will be awarded to an outstanding candidate from one of the above categories. This total $20,000, four-year scholarship is funded by the CGW Family Foundation, which is the charitable trust of Carolyn G. Wheeler and her family, which includes Don Diego Board member John Hoeflich. Applicants do not apply for the Spanjian or CGW scholarships.
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