"It is the mission of the San Diego County Court Employees Association

to advance the welfare and security of all its members, serving

them with integrity, professionalism and fairness."

Don Smith

Don Smith Scholarship

Don Smith was one of the founding members and the first president of the SDCCEA. He began his career at the San Diego Municipal Court in 1987. In the late 1990's, a courageous group of employees approached Don and asked him to join them in creating an employee association to represent fellow court employees. At that time, court employees had no input with regards to pay, benefits, promotions or working conditions.

Don passed away in 2011 and we remember and honor his memory and sacrifice with the creation of the Don Smith Memorial Scholarship Fund. The scholarship fund is administered by the San Diego Foundation, which is the largest scholarship provider in San Diego County. To submit an application, please visit the San Diego Foundation website by clicking here. For questions, please email scholarships@sdfoundation.org or call (619) 814-1343.

It is our hope that donors, applicants and recipients will remember Don's selfless efforts to make a positive difference in the lives of his co-workers.