This program was established in 2007 through a generous gift from Marie A. Calderilla who believed deeply in the importance of education. The purpose of this scholarship is to enable women to pursue courses of study that they would otherwise be unable to follow due to limited financial means. The selection committee looks for academic promise, women who have demonstrated that they are committed to obtaining an education, and personal characteristics such as honesty, good judgment, and perseverance. Recipients are eligible for up to three years of funding; however, students must meet renewal requirements to continue to receive the award. Students enrolled in a four-year degree program at a San Mateo County Community College District college are eligible for up to four years of funding.
-Female student, pursuing first undergraduate degree or certificate program
-Graduating high school senior or returning student planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline Community College)
-Serious about improving her life through education
-United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and A.B. 540 students)
For more information and to apply, visit the website above.