This program was established in 2007 through a generous gift from Marie A. Calderilla, pictured, who believed deeply in the importance of education. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable women to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. The selection committee looks for academic promise, women who have demonstrated a commitment to completing a degree or certificate program or to increasing their work skills, and personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment and perseverance. Recipients are eligible for up to three years of funding; however, students must meet renewal requirements to continue to receive the award. Students enrolled in a four-year degree program at a San Mateo County Community College District college are eligible for up to four years of funding. Open to a female student, pursuing first undergraduate degree or certificate program. Must be a graduating high school senior or re-entry student planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline Community College). Must have demonstrated financial hardship, be serious about improving her life through education, 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 - $20,000
Number of Awards
1 - 30
Application Deadline
April 18
Available to Class Level
None specified
Renewability
Renewable

Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
0
Ethnicity/Heritage
None specified
Residency
None specified
Gender
Female
Religious Affiliation
None specified
Location of College
California
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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