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April 30 2019
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The Swiss Benevolent Society helps qualified applicants obtain a higher education in any field of endeavor at any accredited university or college in the United States. The scholarships are limited to students who are residents of Northern California. Students may apply every year while enrolled. Applicants must be of Swiss descent by demonstrating that applicant or at least one parent is a Swiss national; must be registered with the Swiss Consulate General of San Francisco (or carry a valid Swiss passport); must have resided in Northern California for a minimum of three years preceding the date of initial application; must have applied for admission to any accredited institution of higher learning in the United States offering a Baccalaureate or graduate degree. (In exceptional cases, students attending a community college or an accredited vocational school in California may be considered); and must be a full time student, 12 undergraduate or 9 graduate units per term. Additional requirements regarding scholastic merit and financial need, as well as the application form and guidelines, are available on the SBSSF website. Only complete applications, including all supporting documents, postmarked no later than April 30th, can be considered.

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Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student, a graduate student or a postgraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college, two-year college or a vocational-tech school
  • CheckmarkMinimum 2.5 GPA
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time
  • CheckmarkRestricted to residents of California
  • CheckmarkRestricted by ethnic heritage: Swiss

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Contact John Andrew
Scholarship Committee Chair
Address Pier 17, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94111