The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund

Award Amount

Up to $5,000 (paid over two years, provided renewal eligibility requirements are met)

Number of Awards

Up to 8 per year


This scholarship was established in loving memory of Roshan Rahbari, a former student of West Valley Community College and a graduate of Leland High School in San Jose, California. In his 18 years of life Roshan touched the lives of many. He believed in harmony among people of different backgrounds and had a rainbow of friends. He was sensitive to the plight of people in need of help and saw everyone as an individual worthy of respect. His dream was to become a psychologist for young people, and it is in his kind spirit that his parents established this scholarship fund to help young people realize their dreams. The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund seeks to support outstanding community college students with financial need to transfer to and complete their bachelor's degrees at four-year colleges and universities.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Current resident of California
  • Current community college student transferring to a four-year college or university on a part-time or full-time basis
  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0
  • Demonstrated service to community or school
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Character qualities such as integrity, compassion and generosity


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The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund Recipients: 2014

  • B.P., Male, Columbia University
  • F.F., Female, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • P.S., Male, University of California, Davis
  • T.N., Male, University of California, Berkeley

The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund Recipients: 2013

  • D.L., Male, San Jose State University
  • A.R., Female, Regents of the University of California, Berkeley
  • X.W., Female, Regents of the University of California, Berkeley
  • J.G., Male, University of San Francisco

To make an online donation to The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund, a donor involved scholarship fund at Silicon Valley Community Foundation, please click the donate button below: