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Apply Now: La Jolla Mom Communications Scholarship

Note: We are reviewing applications for the 2020 scholarship and will notify the recipient by January 15, 2021.

A graphic that explains the application timeline for the La Jolla Mom Communications Scholarship.

As part of our giving back initiatives, the team at La Jolla Mom is proud to offer assistance to students studying communications — especially if a student’s course load involves digital journalism or study abroad.

Under this annual scholarship program, we will award a $1000 one-time scholarship to a single recipient each academic year. Applications for the 2020-2021 La Jolla Mom Communications Scholarship are currently being accepted.


To qualify, undergraduate or graduate students must be majoring in a communications field of study and attend or be planning to attend an accredited college or university within the United States.

The scholarship recipient will also be required to provide proof of acceptance to his or her college or university, or a college transcript.

Anyone who has been awarded a La Jolla Mom scholarship is ineligible to participate in subsequent years.


The deadline to apply for the La Jolla Mom Communications Scholarship is December 31, 2020. The winner will be notified by email prior to January 15, 2021.

How to Apply

To apply, please use the form below. Attach a short, original essay (maximum of 1000 words) that includes:

  • why you are interested in pursuing a career in the communications field.
  • why you are the best candidate for this opportunity.
  • how you will use the scholarship.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Eligible applicants include students who are planning to or are already pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited college or university in the United States. Students must be U.S. citizens and age 18 or older by August 15, 2020.

Are There Any Other Application Requirements?

No. We do not require any other personal or other information beyond what is listed on the form. There is also no application fee.

Can Part-Time Students Apply?

Yes, part-time students are encouraged to apply.

How Is the Scholarship Payment Received?

A one-time payment of $1000 will be issued directly to the scholarship recipient who will use it in accordance with IRS scholarship guidelines. We can also disperse the payment directly to the student’s college or university Bursar’s office.

How Is the Recipient Chosen?

The scholarship recipient is chosen at the sole discretion of the La Jolla Mom team based on the overall strength of the application.

How Many Scholarships Are Awarded?

One scholarship per academic year will be awarded to one qualifying recipient.

Where Are You Located?

La Jolla Mom is owned by La Jolla Living, LLC and located in sunny La Jolla — a seaside community in San Diego, California.

Mailing address:
7514 Girard Ave Ste 1427 
La Jolla, CA 92037-5149

Email: [email protected]
Phone: 858-255-1232

About La Jolla Mom

Katie Dillon created La Jolla Mom to help people around the world plan vacations to San Diego and beyond. What started as a hobby now services millions of people per year through over a thousand online articles, social media marketing, public relations, discounted theme park tickets, and the development of a San Diego vacation planning eBook.

Katie’s knowledge of digital marketing is self-taught. She believes that a communications course load can allow students to choose a myriad of career paths including launching an online business, just like she did. Katie is a graduate of the University of California at San Diego and loved her college experience.