Varies
Avg. Amount Awarded
72
Days
February 21 2019
Application Deadline
No
Renewable
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Description

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).

Amount Details

$1,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust be at least 18 years old
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 26 years old
  • CheckmarkRestricted to female students
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of California

How to Apply

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Contact
Scholarships Team
scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org
Tel: 650-450-5487 Address 2440 West El Camino Real
Suite 300
Mountain View, CA 94040