Who Can Apply:
Graduating high school senior residing in the greater Silicon Valley Region (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Alameda County and Santa Cruz County) OR current community college student who graduated from a high school within the five listed counties
First generation college student (neither parent earned a four-year college degree), pursuing first undergraduate degree
Planning to enroll in a four-year college or university on a full-time basis in the upcoming fall session
Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale
Demonstrated involvement in activities (extracurricular, volunteer, paid, etc.)
Demonstrated financial need or hardship
Submission: Your personal statement must be 500-800 words, double-spaced (approximately 2-3 pages), and must address the following prompts:
- Describe your short- and long-term goals and how furthering your education will assist you in reaching those goals.
- Comment on the personal characteristics, educational and extracurricular activities that have helped prepare you for college OR your intended career if you are a current college student.
- Reflect on your personal journey (significant accomplishments, challenges and/or hardships) and any life lessons that you think will or have help(ed) you succeed in college.
- Describe why you believe you are a good candidate for the specific scholarship(s) for which you are applying.
Deadline: February 21, 2018
Amount: Up to $40,000 (paid over four years)