Allgire Foundation Scholarships

Transforming Lives Through Education, the Allgire Foundation strives to ensure that people impacted by affordable housing have the resources available to better themselves through education.

Applications are currently closed. Please review the available scholarships and eligibility requirements below to prepare for the next round, coming Spring 2023.
The Mary Ellen Grant Memorial Scholarship
Mary Ellen Grant was the mother of one of the Allgire Foundations' founders, Mary Ann Allgire. This scholarship is offered in memory of Mary Ellen Grant, honoring her positive spirit and legacy of kindness. This scholarship opportunity is for an applicant who has shown outstanding leadership and commitment to helping others. This scholarship may be per semester or annually and up to $10,000 per award.
The Mary Lou Allgire Memorial Scholarship
Mary Lou Allgire was a Children's Center teacher and administrator with San Diego Unified School District from 1974 - 1990. This scholarship is offered in memory of Mary Lou Allgire, honoring her commitment to education, and bettering the lives of others. This scholarship opportunity is for an applicant who has shown an interest in a career in education and bettering the lives of others. This scholarship may be per semester or annually and up to $10,000 per award.
The Allgire General Contractors' Scholarship
This scholarship is offered because of Allgire General Contractors' commitment to education and developing the next generation of construction or STEM field leaders. This scholarship opportunity is for an applicant who plans to pursue a career in Construction or other STEM fields. This scholarship may be per semester or annually and up to $5,000 per award.
The Mike Pavco Scholarship
This scholarship is offered in memory of Michael Pavco, honoring his dedication and commitment to affordable housing, and helping others. This scholarship opportunity is for an applicant who has shown an interest in a career in government, public administration, or social work, and helping the affordable housing community. This scholarship may be per semester or annually and up to $7,500 per award.
Other At Large Scholarships
The Allgire Foundation may award additional scholarships to applicants affected by affordable housing and who wish to pursue higher education, including: applicants currently living in, or who have lived in, affordable housing, applicants negatively impacted by COVID 19, applicants raised by single parents, applicants who are, or have been, homeless, in the foster care system, or applicants that have overcome hardships. These scholarships may be per semester or annually and up to $2,500 per award.

Eligibility

Resident of San Diego County who has been affected by affordable housing or desires to have an impact on affordable housing.
Applicant must:
  1. Have been affected by affordable housing in San Diego County
  2. Be a High School senior or older. College bound, or enrolled in a vocational/technical/certification training program, or seeking a GED or GED equivalency
  3. Be committed to helping others in their community through community service, academic clubs, sports, extra-curricular activities, or similar programs
  4. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and show potential to succeed in college or training program they have chosen
  5. Need financial assistance
  6. Submit completed application with official transcript (hard copy) or school seal/stamp affixed
Selection Criteria:
  1. Impact on, or by, affordable housing community in San Diego county
  2. Have a commitment to helping others in their community through community service, academic clubs, sports, or extra-curricular activities
  3. Evidence of ability to succeed in pursuing academic or vocational/technical program goals
  4. No Allgire Foundation/Allgire General Contractors team member or relative is eligible for this scholarship

Application

We are no longer taking scholarship applications at this time. Check back Spring 2023 for the next round.