Scholarship Program

Friends of Downtown has awarded nearly $600,000 in scholarships to San Diego City College since 2000, and has been the largest contributor of single scholarships to City College.

100% of your contribution goes directly to deserving students in our community.  

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We raised $30,800 in 2018 and awarded 40 deserving students scholarship at an Awards Luncheon on Thursday, November 8th.   This was a special event and a truly moving experience to see the students receive their checks and share some of their stories.

Congratulations 2018 Recipients


Check out our Facebook and Instagram pages to see 2018 highlights, which was held with the generous support of our sponsors.

Meet some of our past recipients!


About San Diego City College

Established in 1914, San Diego City College serves as the educational cornerstone of downtown San Diego. A 60-acre urban campus, City College serves more than 16,000 students, offering 200 degrees and majors, 500 certificates, and 1,800 day, evening, and weekend classes. City College is part of the San Diego Community College District (SDCCD), the second largest of California’s 72 community college districts, which also includes Mesa College, Miramar College and Continuing Education.

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