This fund was established by Eleanor Williams Curry, an active civic leader on the Peninsula. Scholarships are awarded to young women who are self-motivated, need financial support and attempt to achieve despite tremendous obstacles. Young women who have dropped out of school for reasons beyond their control, or have undergone unusual hardships to remain in school are encouraged to apply. The selection committee also considers circumstances related to possible ethnic or racial discrimination, physical disability or the choice of a nontraditional area of study. Open to young woman aged 18 to 26; maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale. Must have demonstrated financial hardship and be a current resident of San Mateo County, preference given to residents of East Palo Alto, East Menlo Park, Redwood City and San Mateo. Must be a current graduating high school senior, graduate or G.E.D. certificate holder; preference given to students who attend(ed) East Palo Alto Academy, East Side College Prep, Menlo Atherton, Sequoia, Carlmont and San Mateo high schools. Must also be planning to enroll or currently enrolled in a two- or four-year college or university as a full-time student and a United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and A.B. 540 students).

Award Information

Award Amount
$1,000
Number of Awards
1 - 10
Application Deadline
Not reported
Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors
Renewability
Not reported

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
0
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
British Columbia
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is required

Scholarship Sponsor

Organization
Scholarships Team
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
Address
2440 West El Camino Real Suite 300
City, State, Zip
Mountain View, CA , 94040
Telephone
(650) 450-5487
E-mail
scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org
Website
Website

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