Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Award Amount

Up to $30,000 (paid over three years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)

Number of Awards

Up to 100 one-time and renewable scholarships

 

Deadline extended! The 2016 Latinos in Technology Scholarship application is due Friday, May 6. 

Background

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 100 Latino students the support they need to graduate from college; an educational opportunity they would not have access to otherwise. 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. 

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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 and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis for the next academic school year. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students.
  • Graduate of a high school in the Greater Silicon Valley (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County; Fremont, Newark, and Union City in Alameda County and Scotts Valley in Santa Cruz County). Preference will be given to San Mateo and Santa Clara County high school graduates.
  • Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 2.5
  • 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)