Social Justice Scholarship

$12,000

February 23, 2020

Awards Available: 10

  • Scholarship Description
  • This scholarship was established by a Menlo Atherton graduate who is passionate about supporting immigrants as a social justice effort. She established this program in 2004 in honor of her Godmother, Julia Villarroel, who is a Bolivian immigrant and dedicated her life to working hard and loving her children here in the United States. The scholarship is intended to support students who express passion and demonstrate involvement in activities towards social justice causes, especially in support of immigrants, are immigrants themselves, or are from immigrant families.

    Applicants must be a current graduating senior of a school in the Sequoia Union High School District or East Side College Preparatory in East Palo Alto, California who is planning to enroll in a two- or four-year college or university on a full- or part-time basis (minimum of 6 units required). Must have demonstrated interest in social justice issues and desire to continue to be involved in social justice efforts during college. Examples of demonstrated interest include community service, school activities, and leadership opportunities taken over their high school career. Minimum cumulative high school grade point average of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale with demonstrated financial hardship is required. Non-US citizens and undocumented students are eligible and encouraged to apply. For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Scholarship Committee
  • scholarships@siliconvalleycf.org

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