The Don Diego Fund Exhibitor/Participant Award
The Exhibitor/Participant Scholarship requires that applicants have participated (prior to the applying year) in a competitive exhibit department [for example: Student Showcase, Student Landscape, Kids' Best, Equestrian events, etc.] at the San Diego County Fair, the Del Mar National Horse Show or other equestrian events at the Del Mar Fairgrounds and/or Horsepark.
Applicants must meet all of the following criteria:
- Student must be a resident of San Diego County and a senior in high school with anticipation of graduating no later than June of the award year
- Student must submit a certified copy of their high school transcript with application
- Scholarship must be used toward recipient's education at a four-year institution or a two-year college where a vocational major is to be pursued. Upon receiving student's verification of enrollment, a check for the scholarship amount will be sent to the Financial Aid Office of the designated college
- Scholarship must be used by the recipient within five years; if the full amount of the scholarship is not used in that time, the recipient must apply for an extension, or the scholarship will be returned to the Don Diego Fund