NOTICE:  Scholarships Now Available!

Follow these steps to apply online for scholarships from the Carlsbad Community Foundation.  Please note the Application Deadline is July 7, 2017.


Read the Foundation’s Terms & Conditions related to the scholarship program.

Review listing of available scholarships and the individual minimum requirements to apply.

Have a copy of your transcript (college if available, high school if just starting college), upcoming class schedule and any other required documents in PDF format ready to upload.


Click here to access the Foundation’s online scholarship application.  Complete all fields and upload transcript and other documents in PDF format, as needed.  Only apply for scholarship for which you meet the minimum criteria.  When your online application is complete, click on the “Submit Scholarship Application” button.


If you have entered a valid e-mail address, you will receive a confirmation that your application has been submitted.  Notification of applicants regarding the status of their application will be e-mailed by August 31, 2017.

Scholarships at the Foundation

One of the Foundation’s key focus areas is education.  The generosity of donors over the years allows the award of many scholarships that help local residents achieve their academic goals.

Traditional Scholarships
Most of the scholarships are awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend an accredited college or university and have demonstrated academic excellence.  Some scholarships are also available for students pursuing certification in vocational skills.  All of these scholarships are made available through high school counselors at local public high schools.  Please contact your high school counselor for information about available scholarships, how to apply and deadlines.

Other Scholarships
A number of scholarships are available for non-traditional, continuing or returning students.  These scholarships are advertised on this Web site, through local media or social media as they become available.  See above information for 2017 scholarship opportunities that are available June 1 through July 7, 2017.

Scholarship-Related Forms

Scholarship Acceptance Form (For multi-semester or multi-year awards)

How to Obtain Scholarship Funds instruction guide (For multi-semester or multi-year awards)