How to Apply
Eligible students will be invited to apply for the Bright Futures scholarship in August. Application details will be shared with eligible students at that time.
Bright Futures 2017 Timeline
Aug. 30, 2017
Eligible students invited to apply
Sept. 18, 2017
Oct. 20, 2017
Notifications sent to students
By invitation, for eligible students who applied to a Silicon Valley Community Foundation Managed Scholarship, and can demonstrate academic excellence and unmet need.
Up to $10,000
Number of Scholarships
Up to 20 one-time scholarships
The Bright Futures Scholarship Fund was established in 2010 by Silicon Valley Community Foundation to provide additional scholarship opportunities to the many worthy applicants that seek funding each year. Each year SVCF's scholarship programs receive an average of 600 requests; unfortunately, because the number of scholarships awarded is determined by the amount of funds available, hundreds of bright, promising students are turned down each year. The selection committee looks for students showing academic excellence whose educational opportunities will be increased by financial assistance. In addition, the selection committee will take into consideration the overall quality of the personal statement. Special consideration will be given to working students and those pursuing a teaching or master's degree with an emphasis in the teaching of mathematics.
- Applied for, but not awarded, an SVCF Managed Scholarship and/or was awarded a scholarship, but can demonstrate unmet need after all other forms of college financial aid are secured
- Demonstrated academic promise with a cumulative grade point average between 3.3 and 3.8 on a 4.0 scale
- Currently enrolled at a four-year educational institution as a full-time student