Deblinger Family Scholarship for Single Mothers

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Deblinger Family Scholarship for Single Mothers

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation is thrilled to introduce its Deblinger Family Scholarship for Single Mothers. The applicants must be enrolled or accepted in a community college or who already have an associate’s degree.

The motive of the program is to financially assist and honour the independent single mothers. The recipients will be granted sufficient amount of funds for their educational purposes such as college fees, tuition, etc.

The Silicon Valley Community Foundation was established on July 12, 2006, through the merger of two community foundations in the Bay Area. It is a Mountain View-based donor-advised community foundation that serves the Silicon Valley and surrounding community.

Who May Eligible?

The interested candidates must be following the entire eligibility criteria:

  • Must be Single, female parents who are Head of Household
  • Must be enrolled, or have been enrolled in the past year, in a community college to obtain an associate’s degree, certificate or in a four-year college transfer program.
  • Applicants who already have an associate’s degree and are planning to transfer to a four-year college are also eligible
  • Students must already be accepted into a school/program before applying.
  • Must be recent residents of Alameda County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, and San Mateo County; preference will be given to residents of East Palo Alto, Oakland, San Jose and Watsonville
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must demonstrate financial need

How to Apply

The Complete applications must be mailed in one packet with all supporting documents to DFSF Manager P.O. Box 2529 Aptos, CA 95001.

Supporting Documents

  • Must describe any discrepancies in the documents that you want to highlight – e.g., financial information, number of children living with you, Head of Household status, etc.
  • Must include an official college transcript, if you have completed college coursework.
  • Must include a statement of at least 500 words (approximately 2-3 pages, double-spaced) describing why you want to further your education and three personal attributes you think will help you succeed in college or a certificate program. Must tell about yourself and how challenges you have faced have shaped you and your goals.
  • Must submit evidence of financial need.
  • Qualified required financial need documentation includes Your Student Aid Report (SAR) – including summary answers to the FAFSA and your EFC.


The Deblinger Family Scholarship includes two one-time and renewable scholarships of up to $10,000. The recipient will be able to pay for her education expenses.

Application Deadline

The application deadline to submit your credentials is 5 p.m. on Friday, May 22, 2020.

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