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Scholarships ready for county high school seniors

REGION — San Diego County high school seniors who will attend accredited colleges and universities in San Diego County may now apply for a scholarship from the San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation.Applicants must show financial need for the award. The scholarship amount is typically about $1,000, but may vary depending on endowment investment income and the number of selected applicants.

High school seniors may apply on a form available Dec. 10 at and from high school counselors. The application deadline is March 2, 2014.

The San Diego County Citizens’ Scholarship Foundation was started in 1963 with a $25 donation for one scholarship. With additional contributions and prudent investments, the foundation now administers a $1.2 million fund. In cooperation with other foundations, it now awards up to 100 scholarships annually.


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