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2023 Raymond M. Peterson Scholarship Grants Awarded

The Foundation for Developmental Disabilities Peterson Scholarship Committee is proud to announce that our Board of Directors has approved $46,000 in scholarship grants to 16 remarkable recipients of the Raymond M. Peterson Scholarship.

The Foundation’s scholarship program aims to recognize and support college and university students pursuing a career or presently working in the field of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDDs) or a related field.

Each recipient has exhibited remarkable potential and passion for making a positive impact in the IDDs field. Some of the schools represented include Arizona State University, Grand Canyon University, San Diego State University, San Diego City College, Alliant International University, National University, the University of California San Diego, and the University of Arizona.


These scholarships are available through an endowment established in recognition of years of service and contributions in the field of developmental disabilities and child development, and prevention by Raymond M. Peterson, M.D., M.P.H. Dr. Peterson received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota Medical School and is affiliated with San Diego's Rady Children's Hospital and Sharp Memorial Hospital.

To be eligible for the Peterson Scholarship, students must meet the following criteria: Currently reside in San Diego or Imperial County; Be planning a career or are currently working in a child development program, the field of developmental disabilities, or related fields; Willing to stay in the area to work; Have significant financial need; Enrolled in school for the fall semester; Have an acceptance letter from the school and a current student ID; Has returned the Recipient Survey Form if previously offered a grant.

Learn more about our Peterson Scholarship Program.

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