The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is pleased to invite applications for the Latinos in Technology Scholarship Program. Only Latino or Hispanic origin students are welcome to apply. They must be or will be studying STEM subjects.
The Latinos in Technology Scholarship was established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, a public foundation dedicated to inspiring community philanthropy and engaging people to invest in the educational achievement and leadership development of a thriving Hispanic community in Silicon Valley. This program will give up to 100 Latino students the support they need to graduate from college; an educational opportunity they would not have access to otherwise. Additionally, scholarship recipients will be considered for summer internships with sponsoring corporate investors. By implementing this 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.
Up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)
Level and Area of Studies
College or university level in STEM fields.
Place of Study
The study will be taken in the United States.
Eligibility and Criteria
- 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 in the 2019 academic school year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students.
- Graduate of a high school in the following Northern California counties: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Yolo County
- Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0
- 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)
The citizens of the United States.
12 November 2019.