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Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship (Deadline: February 21, 2018)

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Who Can Apply:

  • Applicant is a “late bloomer” who demonstrates academic promise and continuous grade point average improvement during high school or college
  • Applicant demonstrates community involvement
  • Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale
  • Demonstrated financial hardship
  • Graduating high school senior or graduate of a public or private high school in San Mateo County, San Francisco County, or Santa Clara County
  • Planning to enroll or enrolled in two- or four-year college, university or vocational school as a full-time student
  • 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 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 $10,000

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