The Don Diego Scholarship Foundation provides scholarships for outstanding high school seniors and graduates who participate in activities and events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, including the San Diego County Fair. Scholarship winners demonstrate talent for organization, leadership and innovation and make a valuable contribution to the community through participation in events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds, their school and extracurricular activities.
The Vocational Educational Scholarship requires that the student must have participated (prior to the applying year) in an event at the Del Mar Fairgrounds or Horsepark, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club or as an employee of the Fairgrounds, Del Mar Thoroughbred Club or contractor at the Fairgrounds. This must be used at a vocational education curriculum at a community college or accredited trade school with the goal of obtaining an AA or AS degree or certificate. Applicants must be San Diego area residents.