Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Silicon Valley Community Foundation is accepting scholarship application from Latino or Hispanic origin. By implementing the program in Silicon Valley, HFSV will be able to directly address the local education gap among Latinos as well as begin to close the high tech employment diversity gap. The program will give 100 Latino students the support to graduate from college and provides an educational opportunity they would not have access to otherwise.

Silicon Valley Community Foundation advances innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems, engaging donors to make their region and world a better place for all.

Eligibility:

  • Must be of Latino or Hispanic origin (as defined by U.S. Census Bureau)
  • Have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program
  • Current college student entering their junior or senior year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis for the next academic school year. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students.
  • Graduate of a high school in the Greater Silicon Valley (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County; Fremont, Newark, and Union City in Alameda County and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County). Preference will be given to San Mateo and Santa Clara County high school graduates.
  • Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.5
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and students who have obtained Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals)

How to Apply:

To apply for the Latinos in Technology Scholarship, you will be required to complete an online application. Create an applySVCF account by registering for a username and password at applySVCF by using the given link. Be sure to save your username and password.

 https://community.siliconvalleycf.org/applySVCFscholarships

Supporting Documents:

  • Upload a PDF of one signed and dated letter of reference.  Letter from a college professor of STEM related class and must be on official school letterhead.
  • Upload Academic Transcripts. Official college transcript(s) for all coursework completed and unofficial high school transcripts.
  • Evidence of financial need must be submitted for all community foundation managed scholarship programs.
  • Upload a signed and dated personal statement

Award Amount:

Up to 100 one-time and renewable scholarships are available.

Application Deadline:

Deadline for online application submission is Wednesday, March 16, 2016.

Link for more Information:

http://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/latinos-technology-scholarship

Contact Information:

For more information, you can email at: scholarships-at-siliconvalleycf.org or contact at 650.450.5487.

 

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