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Chelsea’s Light Foundation: Sunflower Scholarship Fund

The Sunflower Scholarship Fund’s purpose is simple: to find resilient and bright students who tower over others in uniqueness and splendor, who stand out from a crowd, just as a sunflower does. The Fund helps support students in two ways: Academic and “Joie de Vivre” extracurricular scholarships. The Academic scholarships will provide financial support for college enrollment, and the Joie de Vivre or “joy of life” scholarships are designed to enable children with financial need to experience the joy of extracurricular activities that they otherwise couldn’t afford.

Junior League of San Diego

The Junior League of San Diego (JLSD) is dedicated to serving the greater San Diego area. JLSD is currently focused on supporting San Diego County transition-age foster youth (TAY) as they make the critical transition into independent adult life. Since 2012, JLSD has dedicated member volunteer efforts and financial resources to this area. Current programs include college textbook scholarship opportunities, Tools for Success life skills workshops, Community Partner engagement, the Solutions Summit, a groundbreaking, multi-day conference designed to facilitate collaboration among existing TAY service providers to improve large-scale issues and the mentoring program which provide TAY with a stable adult relationship to assist with their transition to independent life.

Chafee Grant

If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for career and technical training or college. You don’t have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportation and rent while you’re in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states. The application is available on the website listed.

Promises2Kids

Promises2Kids annually provides over 3,300 current and former foster youth in San Diego County with the tools, opportunities, and guidance they need to address the circumstances that brought them into foster care, overcome the difficulties of their past, and grow into healthy, happy and successful adults. Promises2Kids supports these children through our four core programs: Polinsky Children’s Center, Camp Connect, Guardian Scholars and Foster Funds.

Reality Changers

Reality Changers transforms lives, schools, and communities by providing youth from disadvantaged backgrounds with the academic support, financial assistance and leadership training to become first generation college students.

 

3910 University Ave, Ste 300 San Diego, 92105

120 Stevens Ave, Debin Hall, Solana Beach, 92075

San Diego Foundation

We have scholarships for graduating high school seniors, college students and adult re-entry students attending four-year universities, community colleges, career/technical schools and graduate schools. Among these, we have several scholarships just for foster youth- including one for foster youth going to graduate school.