Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
39
Days
January 8 2022
Application Deadline
Yes
Renewable
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Abby Sobrato Scholarship

Description

For graduating high school seniors of Latino College Preparatory Academy (LCPA), Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) and B. Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA) in San Jos?®, Calif. who contribute to their campus in a meaningful way. Up to $25,000 (up to $5,000 per year, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met over 4-6 years). The Abby Sobrato Scholarship was established by John Matthew Sobrato in memory of his mother. A teacher herself, she inspired him to go into teaching and always pushed for equal opportunity for everyone. This scholarship seeks to honor those values and provide expanded opportunities for students attending Latino College Prep Academy (LCPA), Luis Valdez Leadership Academy (LVLA) and B. Roberto Cruz Leadership Academy (RCLA) in San Jos?®, California, through significant scholarship support that will facilitate college access and success. The selection committee looks for students who demonstrate academic potential, involvement in community or school activities and contributed to their campus in a meaningful way. Your 500-850 word personal statement should address the following prompts: Comment on the personal characteristics, educational and extracurricular activities that have helped prepare you for college OR your intended career if you are a current college student. Reflect on your personal journey (significant accomplishments, challenges and/or hardships) and any life lessons that you think will or have help(ed) you succeed in college. Describe why you believe you are a good candidate for the specific scholarship(s) for which you are applying. U.S. citizens and legal U.S. residents: Upload a copy of your 2021-22 completed FAFSA and Student Aid Report (SAR). A.B. 540 / DACA students: Upload a copy of ONE of the following: 2021-22 California Dream Act Application and Confirmation Page. First two pages of your parent or guardianÔÇÖs most recent Federal Tax Forms 1040. Your parent or guardianÔÇÖs two most recent pay stubs. Financial Aid Award Letter (PDF) provided by the educational institution you are attending or plan to attend in the fall. Your two letters of recommendation must be signed and dated. You must obtain recommendations from both: A teacher or academic advisor on school letterhead; and A volunteer or work supervisor, community leader or personal acquaintance. (Volunteer or work supervisor letters must be on the organizationÔÇÖs letterhead. Personal acquaintance letters cannot come from parents or relatives.) There are two ways to submit your letters of recommendation. Obtain the two letters of recommendation from your recommenders and upload them yourself to your Apply SVCF application. Have your recommenders submit the letters themselves. First, include the name and email address of your two recommenders in your Apply SVCF application (be sure to ask recommenders before providing their information). Then, we will email your recommenders and request that they submit their letters to us directly. Unofficial or Official Transcripts of Grades (Submit only PDFs). Upload PDF versions of your unofficial or official transcripts to Apply SVCF under the appropriate transcript field or Confirmation tab at the end of the application. Only mail a hard copy if your school will not issue unofficial or official transcripts directly to students. Current graduating high school seniors: Submit an unofficial or official high school transcript AND unofficial or official college transcripts, if applicable.

Amount Details

$25,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust currently be a high school student
  • CheckmarkBoth full-time and part-time students

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - Personal Statement
  • Checkmark Application Form
  • Checkmark Essay
  • Checkmark Financial Need Analysis
  • Checkmark Recommendations Or References
  • Checkmark Transcript
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Contact scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org
Address Attn: Scholarships, Silicon Valley Community Foundation
2440 W. El Camino Real, Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040