Deblinger Family Scholarship

For single mothers who are returning to college to improve their and their family’s life.

Scholarship Amount

Up to $10,000

Number of Scholarships

Two one-time and renewable scholarships


The Deblinger Family Scholarship Fund was established to help low-income, single mothers who are the Head of Household to return to college in order to improve the lives of their families, as well as motivate their children to excel. The goal is to provide the financial support to minimize the burden of additional out-of-pocket expenses resulting from having to work, support a family and attend college all at the same time. The Deblinger Family Foundation wants to enable these non-traditional students to focus on achieving their academic goals and performance, so that they can create a successful future.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Single, female parent who is Head of Household.
  • Currently enrolled, or have been enrolled in the past year, in a community college to obtain an associate degree, certificate or in a four-year college transfer program
    • Students who already have an associate degree and are planning to transfer to a four-year college are also eligible.
    • Applicants must already be accepted into an accredited nonprofit school/program before applying for a scholarship.
  • Current resident of Alameda County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County and Santa Cruz County. Preference given to applicants residing in East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose and Watsonville.
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Successful applicants will have demonstrated academic promise, goal orientation, and a commitment to completing degree program.


Completed applications must be mailed in one packet with all supporting documents in the order listed above.

Mail your completed application to:
DFSF Manager
P.O. Box 2529
Aptos, CA 95001

The application will be available on April 16, 2021.

Late or incomplete applications will not be considered. If you have questions, please contact DFSF Manager at