To encourage Latino students’ participation in the field of STEM, Silicon Valley Community Foundation is now offering outstanding Latinos in Technology Scholarships. This year, the foundation is offering up to a hundred one-time and renewable scholarships. Students must be of Latino or Hispanic origin and have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program. Both United States citizens and eligible non-citizen are eligible to avail of these opportunities.
These funding programs have been established by Silicon Valley Community Foundation to provide students with the financial support that they need to take their educational journey further. Along with the amazing award amount, deserving candidates will be granted the chance to do an internship sponsoring corporate investors. These scholarships are wonderful educational opportunities through which students can gain financial backing as well as working experience.
Silicon Valley Community Foundation has been advancing innovative philanthropic solutions to challenging problems. It partners with families, individuals, and corporations to manage and facilitate their philanthropy. It was formed in 2007, and since then, it has been dedicated to partner with nonprofit groups and institutions advancing the best ideas and directs resources swiftly and strategically toward unforeseen needs.
Please have a look at our given table and get useful information:
|Educational Level||Undergraduate students|
|Number of Awards||100|
|Application Deadline||March 19, 2021|
Who May Be Eligible
Students with the following criteria will be chosen for these programs:
- Applicants must be of Latino or Hispanic origin (as defined by U.S. Census Bureau);
- Candidates must have a declared major in and been accepted into a STEM program;
- Aspirants must have a minimum cumulative college grade point average of 3.0;
- Participants must demonstrate financial need;
- Candidates should be United States citizen or eligible non-citizen.
How to Apply
Candidates need to complete an online application form that can be accessed through the online portal to log in with their existing account or sign up.
The following documents must be sent with the online application form:
- Personal Statement
- Financial Need Documentation (PDF)
- Unofficial or Official Transcripts of Grades (Submit only PDFs)
- One Letter of Reference
Scholarships are valued at $30,000. These programs will be granted to students for over three years if renewal eligibility requirements are met. Apart from monetary support, students will get internship opportunities with Latinos in Technology Scholarship corporate funders from Silicon Valley.
Applications are open until March 19, 2021. Your application with required documents must reach the organization by this date.