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Latinos in Technology Scholarship now open

College juniors and seniors pursuing degrees in STEM-related fields eligible to apply.

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.

 

 

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