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The San Diego Foundation announced Wednesday the application period has opened for more than $2 million in scholarships for San Diego students pursuing higher education during the 2019-2020 school year.

The foundation’s common scholarship application is available online through 2 p.m. on Feb. 5.

Through one online application, students can apply for more than 100 types of scholarships, with awards generally ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. Awards are granted for four-year universities, two-year colleges, graduate schools, and trade or vocational institutions.

“Investing in our students is one of the most important ways to build a strong local talent pipeline for our region,” said Danielle Valenciano, director of community scholarships at the foundation. “Today’s students will be the leaders of tomorrow. By supporting them with scholarships we are creating a more inclusive economy and workforce, and building a lifelong connection between San Diego students and the region.”

The foundation’s scholarship program is the largest in the region outside of the university system and provides a variety of scholarships to high school students, current college students, graduate students and adult re-entry students. Since 1997, the program has awarded more than $30 million to thousands of students.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.