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The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship (Deadline: April 18, 2018)

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Who Can Apply:

  • Female student, pursuing first undergraduate degree or certificate program
  • Graduating high school senior or re-entry student planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline Community College)
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • Serious about improving her life through education
  • United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and A.B. 540 students)

Submission: Your personal statement must be 500-800 words, double-spaced (approximately 2-3 pages), and must address the following prompts:

  • Describe your academic plan. Are you working toward a certificate, a two- or four-year degree, or planning to transfer to a four-year institution?
  • Describe why you want to go back to school and three personal attributes that you think will help you succeed in college or your certificate / vocational program.
  • Discuss your career goals.
  • Describe a personal accomplishment of which you are proud or activities in which you have been involved.
  • Reflect upon any challenges you have faced, how you responded to them and what you learned as a result. Indicate why you believe you are a good candidate for the specific scholarship(s) for which you are applying.

Deadline: April 18, 2018

Amount: Up to $20,000 (paid over three or four years, must meet renewal requirements)

Learn More: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/calderilla