Donor Involved Scholarships

External selection committees manage Donor Involved scholarships. Although SVCF provides oversight, appoints the selection committee and administers the payment process, we do not manage the application or selection process. These programs provide scholarship opportunities to students throughout the nation and vary widely in award amounts and eligibility criteria.

To date in 2018, our donors have awarded 209 Donor Involved Scholarships with awards totaling more than $777,000.

Apply for each scholarship according to its directions. Eligibility requirements, award amounts and application deadlines vary.

View details about each scholarship using the links below and contact the individuals listed for more information or an application.

Scholarship Name Description
AIA Silicon Valley William R. Hawley Scholarship For students pursuing a career in architecture.
Anthony Narigi Hospitality Scholarship Fund For students who plan to pursue a career in the hospitality industry.
Arnold, Laurel, Kenneth, & Joyce Jacobson Family Scholarship For San Mateo County community college students who want to further their education at a two- or four-year college.
Carolyn Balsa Hancock Memorial Scholarship For graduating high school seniors of East Side Union High School District who intend to pursue vocational or academic training.
Courtney McCoy Memorial Scholarship For Palo Alto High School students who served as a teacher assistant or classified student service assistant.
Cynthia H. Kuo Scholarship For Chinese students who are studying in the Bay Area and are actively involved in the Christian faith and/or youth group.
Deblinger Family Scholarship For single mothers who are returning to college to improve their and their family’s life.
Ehrlich Rominger Scholarship For Santa Clara County residents who plan to pursue a degree in architecture.
Financial Executives International (FEI) Scholarship For Santa Clara University students showing a strong interest in finance or accounting.
Hanna Family Foundation Scholarship For graduating seniors from the Burgettstown Area High School in Pennsylvania.
Henry J. Bianchi Scholarship For graduating seniors from Skyline High School in Oakland, CA who are applying to a four-year college or university.
Honmyo Nguyen Family Trust Scholarship For students residing in Santa Clara County who are planning to attend a four-year California public university on a full-time basis.
James A. McCavitt and Annie LePors McCavitt Scholarship Fund For graduating high school seniors from the Tussey Mountain School District in Pennsylvania.
Karen Brownstein Writing Scholarship For graduating seniors from Palo Alto High School.
Laila Uthman Scholarship For graduating high school seniors at Oceana High School who have overcome academic and personal difficulties or who have shown unusual concern for those less fortunate.
Leo and Trinidad Sanchez Scholarship For Hispanic American students enrolled or planning to enroll in a program leading to a degree in architecture.
Martha Meade Memorial Scholarship For graduating seniors from Westmoor High School in Daly City, Calif., who plan to enroll in a two- or four-year college/university or in a vocational program leading to a certificate.
On Your Own Scholarship For current or former foster youth enrolled at San José State University’s Guardian Scholars Program who demonstrate academic promise and financial hardship.
Performance Scholarships of Sonoma Valley For Sonoma Valley, CA, high school seniors planning to enroll in a college or university to pursue a degree in science, technology, engineering or math related field.
Riley West Scholarship For active members of Oakland Interfaith Youth Gospel Choir who are planning to attend a two- or four-year college on a part-time or full-time basis.
Sandra Pearson Award: Student of Courage For graduating seniors from Palo Alto High School and Gunn High School who demonstrate evidence of courage and strength of character and who have served as an inspiration to peers.
Social Justice Scholarship For students with demonstrated activities or community involvement in social justice efforts that address immigrant issues.
The BAC Local 3 Sullivan Kraw Scholarship For current Bricklayers & Allied Craftworkers Local 3 CA employees and members and/or their spouse, children and grandchildren.
The Bailey Family Postgraduate Scholarship For graduating seniors on the Princeton University varsity football team who intend to continue their studies and best exemplify the values and community of Princeton Athletics and University.
The Fauneil J. Rinn Scholarship For current San José State University female students.
The Roshan Rahbari Scholarship Fund For California residents currently enrolled in community college who plan to transfer to a four-year college for the following fall term.
The Tang Scholarship For Asian/Pacific Islander youth, self-identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender with demonstrated involvement in the LGBT community.
Vi Palo Alto Scholarship For Vi at Palo Alto employees and/or their dependents who plan to attend an adult school, two- or four-year college or nonprofit vocational school.
Western Digital Scholarship Program For women and students of Latino or African-American descent who are majoring in STEM related fields and legal dependents of Western Digital employees who are planning to attend an accredited four-year college.