Temecula Dollars for Scholars® exists for the purpose of providing financial aid

to graduates of the Temecula Valley Unified School District

who aspire to higher education

without regard to race, creed, color, sex, or national origin.


As a Scholarship America affiliate, Temecula Dollars for Scholars (TDFS) maintains an IRS 501(c)(3) non-profit tax status.

First known as Citizens' Scholarship Foundation of Temecula Valley, Temecula Dollars for Scholars® is an organization that is affiliated with the national non-profit educational service of Scholarship America®. Through local chapters such as ours, the parent organization has distributed more than one billion dollars to more than one million students making it the nation's largest private-sector scholarship and educational support organization in the United States.

Our chapter is committed to serving the Temecula Valley Unified School District by administering scholarships provided by local community members, organizations, and businesses to deserving graduating seniors.

Any person, business or organization subscribing to the purpose of Temecula Dollars for Scholars by making an annual contribution of voluntary participation of funds shall become a member.

The scholarship funds are managed by a Board of Trustees. The Board acts as an administrator by receiving funds from donors and distributing them to the college, university, or trade school of the recipient's choice.

After the completion of their first semester, any seniors attending Chaparral, Great Oak, Susan H. Nelson, Rancho Vista, or Temecula Valley High School with a GPA of 3.0 planning to persue higher education the following academic year is eligible to apply.

As funds for scholarships are received by the organization, recipient selections occur in March and April. In May, the awards are announced at a special ceremony.

We are excited to work with you! Feel free to contact us:



Temecula Dollars for Scholars

31350 Rancho Vista Road

Temecula, CA  92592