2021 Friends of the Solana Beach Library Scholarships

This year the Friends of the Solana Beach Library Board of Directors will award at least three $1,000 scholarships for education beyond the high school level.

Scholarship applications and answers to frequently asked questions can be downloaded using the links below.

Starting March 19, applications and FAQs will also be available as printed forms from the staff at the Solana Beach branch of the San Diego County Library. Visit www.sdcl.org/locations_SB.html for current library hours.

Applicants can be:
  • graduating high school seniors
  • career/technical/vocational school students
  • community college students
  • undergraduate college or university students
  • graduate or medical or other professional students
  • adult re-entry students

To qualify for a 2021 Friends Scholarship, an applicant must meet all of these criteria:
  • Live within the Solana Beach city limits
  • Plan to attend a community college, four-year college or university, career/vocational/technical program, or graduate/professional school program within the United States
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Need financial assistance to help with school expenses
  • Submit an application, short essay, permission form and two letters of recommendation by May 31, 2021

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The Mission of the Friends is to aid and support the Solana Beach branch of the San Diego County Library.

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