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CV PAL – Jim Zoll Scholarship

Our scholarships cover the costs for completing an Associate Degree program, transfer program to a University, or a career technical program from Southwestern College.

The Chula Vista Police Activities League (PAL) is an organization composed of community leaders dedicated to improving the intellectual, physical, creative and social skills of the youth of Chula Vista. PAL does this by providing opportunities some youth may not otherwise have access to. Every year, the Chula Vista Police Activities League awards scholarships to Southwestern College. This year up to three scholarships will be available.

Scholarship provides:

  • New laptop (chosen by PAL)
  • Tuition/Registration fees for all courses associated with transfer, AA, or career technical program at Southwestern College*
  • Cost of all books purchased through the Southwestern College bookstore
  • Cost of all necessary supplies needed for courses purchased at the Southwestern College bookstore (i.e. materials required on the course syllabus, scantrons, composition books, etc…)
  • Bus pass or parking permit can be reimbursed if needed

*Recipients will have up to 3 years to complete transfer or AA program, and 18 months to complete career technical programs

Requirements Checklist

  • You MUST be qualified (see list below)
  • Complete the online application
  • Attach unofficial copy of high school transcript for the fall semester of your senior year
  • Attach two (2) letters of recommendation for this scholarship, signed and dated this year (examples: teacher, counselor, advisor, administrator – NO RELATIVES)
  • Attach Parent’s Income Tax return for year 2021 or 2022 with a recent pay stub or letter explaining if pay stub not available.
  • Statement documenting interest and need (500 words, typed)


  • Live in Chula Vista or attend a high school within the Sweetwater Union High School District (*Includes Charter High Schools)
  • Must be a graduate for the academic year 2022-2023
  • Must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 or better
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Must be attending Southwestern College in the fall of 2023

See application checklist above for additional items needed for submission.


Please take your time while filling out the application – make sure each question has either the requested information or let us know if the question does not apply to you. You’ll also need to upload PDFs of your transcripts, letters of recommendation, and parent’s tax return.

It’s a good idea to review and either print or write down the questions, then compose and proof everything on a separate document prior to completing the application! When you’re ready to apply, you can copy/paste your answers to make it fast and easy – then upload everything requested via our portal.

Any required documents not submitted with the application must be submitted at or prior to your in-person interview.

Application Period Closed

Application Period:

April 1 – May 12, 2023

Application will be available on March 31.


Contact us!  Fill out our online form by hitting the button below. Be sure to give us your phone number, too, just in case it’s easier to call with the details you need.


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