Scholarship Programs

Five RESDC Merit Scholarships, as well as the Theo and Evelyn Yakel Scholarships, are awarded annually to eligible immediate family members. We encourage all eligible high school students to apply for both the RESDC and the Yakel Scholarships. It is allowed for an applicant to be awarded both scholarships.

RESDC Merit Scholarship

Status: Currently closed. Will open for applications in January 2018.

RESDC Merit Scholarships are intended to provide financial assistance to RESDC members’ immediate family who are outstanding high school seniors planning to attend college.


  • Be a graduating high school senior.
  • Be an immediate family member of a RESDC member. An immediate family member is defined as a child, grandchild, step child, or step grandchild.
  • Be of good moral character and has achieved high personal and academic goals.

The 2018 RESDC Scholarship will be announced in the January 2018 NETWORK. Further information will also be available online at that time. For more information about the application process, visit How Do I Apply.

Theo and Evelyn Yakel Scholarship

Status: Currently accepting applications. Deadline is February 1, 2018 at 2:00pm.

The Theo and Evelyn Yakel Scholarships are available from the Yakel Scholarship Fund through the San Diego Foundation. The scholarship must be used for tuition, books, or fees.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be a child, grandchild or great-grandchild of a RESDC member
  • Be a high school senior
  • Be an American citizen
  • Plan to attend a two-year or four-year college in the United States

The two-month application period opens December 1, 2017 and closes February 1, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. Applicants should go to the San Diego Foundation website and fill out the Common Scholarship Application to be considered for the Theo Yakel Scholarship as well as other scholarships they might qualify for. For further information, please call the San Diego Foundation at (619) 814-1343.

A document verifying that the sponsor (parent, grandparent, or great-grandparent) is a RESDC member must be attached to each application filed. This document can be obtained by calling the RESDC office at (619) 688-9229 or sending an e-mail request to The foundation requires this document be verified and signed by a RESDC staff member and will not accept an application without this document.

PLEASE NOTE: All eligible high school seniors are encouraged to apply for both the RESDC and the Yakel Scholarships. It is allowed for an applicant to be awarded both scholarships. Good luck to all!