Class of 2025 Prospective Scholars

Are you ready to be a Simon Scholar?

Simon Scholars is a unique scholarship program that begins at the end of a student’s sophomore year in high school and continues through the completion of college and into the workforce.

As a Simon Scholar you’ll receive:
  • Up to $16,000 in a need-based, last-dollar-in College Scholarship
  • Macbook Laptop
  • Supportive Team
  • Opportunities for Growth

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Eligibility Requirements

If you have questions about our eligibility requirements, please attend one of our Information Sessions linked below.

Cumulative Weighted GPA
This includes Freshman Year and 1st Semester of Sophomore Year.

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Fully Vaccinated against Covid – 19
For the safety of our students, family, staff, and community. Read more.

Sophomore at one of our Partner Schools
Not sure if your high school is a partner? Find out now.

Application open December 12th - February 6th.

More Than Just A Scholarship


The Simon Scholars Program is designed to help students facing difficult life and economic circumstances to excel academically and socially so they can successfully complete a 4-year college degree and pursue a meaningful career. Simon Scholars Programming includes:

  • Bi-Weekly Programming
  • College Advising
  • Fit and Match College Exploration
  • Scholarship Opportunities
  • Engagement with College Partnership Network

College Access

  • Exposure to new activities, cultures, places, and a diverse cohort of students
  • Regional and National College Tours
  • Student Retreats
  • College Fairs
  • Networking Dinners and Mixers

Meaningful Experiences

  • Personal Mentorship
  • Community Service
  • Development of Leadership and Soft Skills
  • Emotional Intelligence (EQ) Workshops
  • Access to Simon Scholar Alumni Association

Leadership Development

  • College Success Direct One-on-One Support
  • Support Navigating the Transition to College Life
  • College Campus Resource Referral
  • Career Readiness and Financial Literacy
  • Financial Aid Support

College Success

Our Simon Scholars

See what some of our Simon Scholars are saying about their experience!

Carlos Hernandez Santiago
High School Student
San Marcos High School
Nhu Dang
High School Student
Rancho Alamitos High School
Arianna Herrera
College Student
San Diego State University

Begin your Simon Scholars Journey

Application is open to eligible Sophomores from December 12th - Feburary 6th. To attend any of our application or information sessions, please register beforehand.

Step 1: Attend a Virtual Program Information Session

Learn more about our program and the application process.
We welcome your trusted adults and family to join!

Register for one:

Program Information Session 2 – November 30th 6:00-7:00pm

Program Information Session 3 – December 7th 6:00-7:00pm

Step 2: Start your Application

You will need to create an account to access our application when it opens.
To return to your application please save your log in credentials.

Apply Now

Step 3: Attend a Virtual Application Support Session

We’re here to help! If you have technical application questions join us.

Register to attend:

Application Support Session 1 – January 18th 5:30-6:30pm

Application Support Session 2 – January 25th 5:30-6:30pm

Application Support Session 3 – February 1st 5:30-6:30pm

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