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Established in 1972, the Foundation financially supports scholarships and campus programs. San Diego City College Foundation is a non-profit organization that is designated to receive gifts from private sources such as individuals, foundations, and corporations. The Foundation is compliant with donor restrictions for the use of their generous gifts, timely distribution of funds to students, smart investments of fund, reporting to the community, and sound fiscal management. 

Mission Statement

The San Diego City College Foundation, a non-profit organization, is dedicated to ensuring student access and success at San Diego City College through raising funds, building partnerships, and advocating for students and the college. 

Vision Statement

Our vision is to be one of America's preeminent community colleges, propelled by our passion for assuring student success, serving our entire community, and pursuing greatness.

Student Scholarships

The Student Scholarship Program provides a wide variety of scholarships to all students for books, fees, tuition and other expenses. Students apply for scholarships relevant to their academic major, career objective or individual interest. Scholarship funds are provided through the generous donations of faculty, staff, retirees, alumni, and community and business leaders. New scholarships are established as memorials or honorariums in appreciation of a respected professor, or to celebrate a specific field of study. With the ongoing efforts of the Foundation, the number of scholarships and applicants increase each year. For students, parents and faculty, the highlight of the year is the Annual Scholarship Awards Banquet. Professors, friends, family and donors gather to celebrate the academic achievements of each scholarship recipient.

Existing Scholarship Designation*

*For full list of all current scholarships, see Scholarships.

Create New Scholarship

$10,000 will create an endowment scholarship that will give for many years to come
$500.00 for two years will establish a scholarship

For additional information, contact the Scholarship Office at 619.388.3413 or email Sylvia Ramirez

Foundation Leadership and Board Members 

A volunteer board of directors composed of representatives of community leaders, business and industry, alumni, and educators governs the Foundation. 

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Gerald A. Ramsey


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Delonda Peppers
Vice Chairperson


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Yen Tu
Executive Director


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Angelica M. Gonzalez, Ed.D.


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Arthur Benjamin



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Janene McIntyre, J.D





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John Parker, DBA

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Joshua Golter



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L. James Haddan


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Dream Big at City College

We are located in vibrant, downtown San Diego. Our students come from all walks of life to create their personal pathways to a successful future in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Our faculty members are experts in their fields and they choose to teach at City because they believe in our students and our college.

We are proud to be one of the fastest growing community colleges in the nation. We are this way because our students and our community understand that a community college education is one of the best ways to get ahead in life.We invite you to learn about City College. Explore our website and see the programs and services we offer, the exciting events that take place here on campus, and the magic that happens everyday.


SD City College Foundation Bylaws (.pdf)