The Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship was established by Ajay Shah, Lata Krishnan and their family. This scholarship program seeks to support financially needy students with academic potential and demonstrated community involvement, and provide meaningful and ongoing financial support to ensure that students complete their undergraduate degree. Open to a graduating high school senior residing in the greater Silicon Valley Region (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Alameda County and Santa Cruz County), or current community college student who graduated from a high school within the five listed counties. Must be a first generation college student (neither parent earned a four-year college degree), pursuing first undergraduate degree and planning to enroll in a four-year college or university on a full-time basis in the upcoming fall session. Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. Must have demonstrated involvement in activities (extracurricular, volunteer, paid, etc.) and demonstrated financial need or hardship.

Award Information

Award Amount
$1,000 - $40,000
Number of Awards
1 - 5
Application Deadline
February 21
Available to Class Level
None specified
Not renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
None specified
None specified
None specified
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
None specified
Area of Study
None specified
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is required

Scholarship Sponsor

Scholarships Team
Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 West El Camino Real Suite 300
City, State, Zip
Mountain View, CA , 94040
(650) 450-5487

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