Current and Upcoming Scholarships

Silicon Valley Community Foundation administers a variety of scholarship programs, with varying deadlines and application requirements.

To learn more please visit Silicon Valley Community Foundation or feel free to apply online at Apply SVCF or click on the individual scholarhips below. Most of the Silicon Valley Community Foundation's scholarhips start Jan. 8, 2018, with most closing applications Feb. 21, 2018.

Scholarship Name and Description
Bobette Bibo Gugliotta Memorial Scholarship for Creative Writing- For students majoring in the creative writing field and who have demonstrated creative writing ability.
CLF 2018 Scholarship- The Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students.
Courtney McCoy Memorial Scholarship- For Palo Alto High School students who served as a teacher assistant or classified student service assistant.
Crain Educational Grants Program- For students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a commitment to the community.
Curry Award for Girls and Young Women- For young women who have undergone unusual hardships to remain in school.
Cynthia H. Kuo Scholarship- For Chinese students who are studying in the Bay Area and are actively involved in the Christian faith and/or youth group.
Deblinger Family Scholarship- For single mothers who are returning to college to improve their and their family’s life.
Dr. James L. Hutchinson and Evelyn Ribbs Hutchinson Medical School Scholarship- For students who are enrolled or planning to enroll in medical school.
Hazel Reed Baumeister Scholarship Program- For students showing academic excellence, extracurricular activities and a commitment to the community.
Huang Leadership Development Scholarship- For current SYNNEX employees, past-employees who left the company in good standing and their dependents, who plan to attend a U.S. or foreign college/university ranked highly by U.S. News and World Report college/university rankings or comparable source.
Karen Brownstein Writing Scholarship- For graduating seniors from Palo Alto High School.
Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship- For students who are determined to succeed in their chosen field of study, demonstrate academic promise and are active in their community.
Latinos in Technology Scholarship- For Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field
Martha Meade Memorial Scholarship- For graduating seniors from Westmoor High School in Daly City, Calif., who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year college/university or in a vocational program leading to a certificate.
On Your Own Scholarship- For current or former foster youth enrolled at San José State University’s Guardian Scholars Program who demonstrate academic promise and financial hardship.
Ralph Hale and Martha L. Ruppert Educational Scholarship- For “late-bloomers” with academic promise who struggled in high-school and early in their college career.
Sabre Passport to Freedom Survivor Scholarship- For human trafficking survivors who plan to attend an accredited educational institution on a part-time or full-time basis.
Samsung@First Scholars- For undergraduate or master’s students with a declared major in science, technology, engineering, or math (STEM).
Sandra Pearson Award: Student of Courage- For graduating seniors from Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School who demonstrate evidence of courage and strength of character and who have served as an inspiration to peers.
Social Justice Scholarship- For students with demonstrated activities or community involvement in social justice efforts that address immigrant issues.
The BAC Local 3 Sullivan Kraw Scholarship- For current Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 CA employees and members and/or their spouse, children and grandchildren.
The Bright Futures Scholarship- By invitation, for eligible students who applied to a Silicon Valley Community Foundation Managed Scholarship, and can demonstrate academic excellence and unmet need.
The Fauneil J. Rinn Scholarship- For current San José State University female students.
The Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship- For students who plan to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields.
The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship- For female students planning to attend a college within the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline Community College)
The Peninsula Regent Charitable Foundation Educational Grant Program- For Peninsula Regent Employees and/or their dependents who plan to attend an accredited two- or four-year college, university or vocational school.
The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund- For California residents currently enrolled in community college who plan to transfer to a four-year college for the following fall term.
The Tang Scholarship- For Asian/Pacific Islander youth, self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender with demonstrated involvement in the LGBT community.

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