for Unhoused Youth
in San Diego
San Diego County is home to one of the largest homeless and unhoused populations in the United States. This includes 20,000 children and youth in public schools all across the county (SDCOE, 2022).
The New Beginnings Scholarship Fund for Unhoused Youth in San Diego was established in 2023 to help address the problem of homelessness in our communities. Unhoused is defined as the lack of a fixed, permanent residence including living in shared housing, shelters, hotels and motels, public spaces, cars, and the streets for brief or ongoing periods of time.
Complex social problems require a variety of solutions.
Supporting access to continuing education beyond high school can help unhoused youth break the cycle of poverty and homelessness for future generations
and set them on the path toward a brighter future.
What We Do
We award $5,000 scholarships for continuing education programs to high school students impacted by homelessness
The New Beginnings Scholarship Fund Advisory Council
Special thanks to the following individuals who donated to the capital campaign to open the fund at The San Diego Foundation
Paula Medeiros/Regan Wiese
Zaina Van Loan
Up to $100
Bob & Rachel Anderson
Camille De Frank
Data & Publicity