The Latinos in Technology Scholarship is now open to interested applicants!
The scholarship, established by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, is available to college juniors and seniors pursuing a college degree in a STEM-related field. The deadline to apply is November 12.
The program is expected to give up to 100 Latino/a/x students the financial support needed to graduate and support a pipeline of STEM professionals for high-tech job opportunities in Silicon Valley.
Scholarship amounts are available up to $30,000 (paid over three years) provided that renewal eligibility requirements are met.
Eligibility requirements are:
- 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 in the 2020 academic school year and planning to enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Preference will be given to full-time and rising junior students.
- Graduate of a high school in the following Northern California counties: Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County and Yolo County; OR, a Graduate of a high school not in the above counties, but enrolled at a college/university within the 11 listed counties.
- Minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0
- 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) Note: A.B. 540 students who are also DACA recipients are eligible to apply
For more information, visit the Latinos in Technology Scholarship page.