Line of Duty Scholarships

DSF Scholarships for DSA Dependents

The deadline for 2018 scholarships is April 2, 2018.


The San Diego County Deputy Sheriff’s Foundation  (SDCDSF) has established nine scholarships for children of DSA members.  The scholarships are intended to:

  • Assist a high school graduate who desires to earn a college degree.
  • Recognize a student who has demonstrated academic ability, leadership, moral integrity and initiative.

The DSF will award a total of nine scholarships of $4,000 each.  A one time payment will be sent to the awardees college of choice and must be paid by the end of the calendar year.

These scholarships are awarded in the memory of the nine SDSO Deputies who have given their life in the line of Duty.


Scholarships will be awarded to children of DSA Class 1 sworn active or retired members. Students must be in their last year of high school and preparing for graduation. The parent must have three or more consecutive years of continuous membership in the DSA on the first day of June preceding the student’s college entrance, and be a member of the association when the scholarship is awarded, or be a retired member in good standing.

To qualify for the scholarships, the student must be accepted to an accredited two or four-year college or university during the term immediately following high school graduation.


Candidates for the scholarships will be evaluated on the following standards:

1. Academic Achievement
The high school academic record of each candidate will be considered. Candidates will be expected to have sufficient credits to begin undergraduate work.  Candidates must maintain a minimum 3.0 (“B”) grade point average based on a weighted scale.

 2. Character
The character and integrity of each candidate will be considered.

 3. Leadership
Demonstrated qualities of leadership, either in school or community activities, will also be considered.

 4. Athletic Achievement
The athletic achievement of candidates will be looked at, however, is not a determining factor for scholarships to be awarded.

5. Community Service 
Demonstrated willingness to give back to the community by service to community organizations.


Finalists will be chosen on the basis of the selection criteria reviewed by the Scholarship Chairperson and committee. 


The DSA Scholarship Application can be obtained application online here or at the DSA Office.

The application form must be filled in completely by the applicant. It should be mailed to the Scholarship Chairperson, Deputy Sheriffs’ Association, 13881 Danielson St. Poway , CA 92064 .

Applications must include a copy of the official transcript of their high school record, to include the first semester of their 12th grade year.

Applications for scholarships must be received by the Scholarship Chairperson on or before April 2.

Announcement of scholarship awards will be made in May, to be effective the following August.  All winners will receive acknowledgment at their high school awards ceremony and at a DSA meeting.

Dinner Dance

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Join us at the annual DSA Member Dinner Dance on March 3 in Downtown San Diego.

Dec ‘17

It’s hard to believe that we’ve already reached the end of the year and the holidays are in full swing. With the kids out of school and family arriving for holiday visits, this is a perfect time to reconnect with some old friends to share a few stories and lies. Don’t forget about our partners who will be working through the holidays and will not be with their families. Some of us remember many years of holidays full of B shifts and night shifts that came and went with the holidays. However you celebrate these holidays, we wish you safe travels, some relaxation, and good times.

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