James P. Dowd Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was created by Dr. Bonnie Ann Dowd, San Diego Community College District Executive Vice Chancellor of Business and Technology Services. This opportunity is in memory of her brother James “Jimmy” P. Dowd, who was killed in 1977 in an accident at the age of 20 while serving in the U.S. Air Force. Jimmy attended Pace University in New York City when he graduated from high school. After one year, he made the decision to join the Air Force with the intent of pursuing a degree in business after completing his service.

This opportunity was created to support a City College veteran or active duty service member in their pursuit of higher education and to honor James “Jimmy” P. Dowd.

Preference is given to Accounting and Business majors demonstrating a financial need.


  • 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Must have completed a minimum of six (6) units
  • Must be enrolled in a minimum of six (6) units in the Fall and Spring of the current academic year

If there is no funding or there are no qualified applicants that reflect this format the scholarship will not be awarded for that year

Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you a United States Veteran? You do not need to be a Veteran to apply for this opportunity.
  2. Why is attending City College important to you? What do you hope to achieve, career-wise, after completing your studies at City College?