SVCF administers scholarship programs for high school seniors, college and graduate students, re-entry students, and vocational and technical school students. Annually, we award close to 700 scholarships totaling more than $4.5 million. Through scholarships established with SVCF by individuals, families and organizations, we have awarded nearly $27.2 million to students since 2007.
The Sandra Pearson Award is awarded to 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. Applicants must be a current graduating senior of Palo Alto High School or Gunn High School planning to enroll in college with demonstrated evidence of courage, strength of character, and of serving as an inspiration to peers. The ideal candidate may have shown courage by speaking out for what is right in the face of dissent. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and be a United States resident.