Agnes E. Diggs Scholarship

Agnes Diggs was a lifeforce in the newsroom as a feature writer and columnist for the North County Times. Applicants interested in pursuing journalism and media should apply.

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About this Scholarship

This award is given in honor of a deceased honorary member, Agnes Diggs. She was an award-winning journalist who resided in North San Diego County. One of her gifts to the community was “The Road to College” which is a guide to help students prepare to enter college. Agnes helped and inspired many students to continue with their education. This award is presented to a current scholarship applicant studying journalism, English, or an area in the communications field.


  • Applicant must be a female of African American descent, a graduating high school senior, ROP, trade school, community college, four- year college, or adult student.
  • Study or degree must be in the realm of journalism and media
  • Graduate students enrolled in a degree program or certificate course of study around journalism and media are also eligible. 
  • Applicant resides or attends school in the following locations: Carlsbad, Encinitas, Escondido, Fallbrook, Oceanside, San Dieguito, San Marcos, Vista.
  • Must have C average and Community Service record.
  • Applicant must be enrolled with a minimum of 12 units in a college, ROP, trade, technical, or graduate school for the entering semester. (Graduate students are evaluated on an individual basis.)
  • Applicant must submit a completed application, resume, official transcript and two letters of recommendation from teachers, ministers, employers, community organizations, or mentors. Official transcript must be from the Registrar’s Office or a counselor and may be uploaded with your application. 
  • A photo must be submitted with the initial online application to be used for publicity purposes.

Applying for scholarships

If you'd like to get more information on scholarships, please contact us. Our scholarship application process is open from January 1, 2023 thru March 31, 2023. We are ONLY accepting online applications. Scholarship recipients must present confirmation of enrollment at a four-year college, community college, graduate school, trade/technical school, or ROP to receive their award.  Confirmation of enrollment must be received by SEPTEMBER 30, 2023.  Scholarship recipients will forfeit award if the deadline is not met. PLEASE NOTE:  Financial Awards will be mailed to awardees within 10 days of receipt of verifiable enrollment confirmation.

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1. Do I need to fill out the application and submit a resume?
Yes! An online application is required to receive a scholarship. Prior to submitting your application, check for correct spelling, complete sentences, and ask someone to review it with you.

2. Do I need a transcript to apply for the NCAAWA scholarship?
An official transcript is required and must be uploaded with your application. The transcript MUST be current.

3. I am still in high school.  When can I apply for a scholarship?
Area high school students should apply for the scholarship during their senior year; the year they are graduating. Applications open annually on January 1.

4. Does NCAAWA provide scholarships for continuing education?
Yes. Submit your application each year you meet the qualifications.

5. How much money can be awarded to an applicant?
NCAAWA scholarships depend completely on our availability of funds, so we have no set amount.

6. Is the scholarship money only for school?
A check is issued payable to the student in the amount of the scholarship and may be used for school and personal expenses.  To claim the scholarship, students must submit proof of full-time enrollment (12 units).

7. What if I cannot obtain the courses needed to meet the 12 units required?
The scholarship amount is based upon a full-time load (12 units). If lesser units are taken, the award will be divided according to the equivalent number of units, i.e., 9 units, you will receive 3/4 of the award; 6 units, you will receive 1/2 the award for the semester. The remainder will be distributed in the following semester. Note: Verification from the college showing the unavailability of desired courses will be required.

8. May I apply for the scholarship more than one time?
You may apply for a scholarship as long as you are attending school, are enrolled in the required number of units, and are maintaining a “C” average. Certain scholarships may limited application availability or different GPA requirements.