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 parents who are Head of Household.
  • Currently enrolled in a community college to obtain an associate’s degree, certificate or in a four-year college transfer program.
    • Students who already have an AA degree and are planning to transfer to a four-year college, are also eligible.
    • Applicants must already be accepted into an accredited non-profit school/program before applying for a scholarship.
  • Current residents of Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and San Mateo County; special preference will be given to residents of Oakland, San Jose, Watsonville and East Palo Alto.
  • Minimum cumulative G.P.A of 2.5
  • Demonstrated financial need


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

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

Download the 2021 Application