Scholarships

West Valley College Scholarships

Our scholarships are designed to recognize accomplishments and to provide tangible encouragement to students who have demonstrated academic achievement, leadership, community service, and financial need.

Each year the West Valley College Scholarship Program awards approximately 200 scholarships ranging from $200 to $3,000. The funds for these scholarships are provided from a joint investment of contributions from the private sector and from West Valley College employees.

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External Scholarships

Many foundations, professional associations, religious and ethnic organizations, and corporations offer grants and scholarships. These awards are based on a wide variety of qualifications including, financial need, academic achievement, religious affiliation, ethnicity, community service, and special interests.

Donor Amount Deadline Submittal
AAUW Los Gatos-Saratoga Local Scholarship $1,000 - $1,500 2020 Online
AAUW San Jose Local Scholarship $1,500 - $5,000 2020 Online
AAWA (The Asian Women's Alliance) $500 (4 scholarships) 9/2020 Online
APIA Scholars (Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity) $2,500 – $20,000 1/22/20 Online
BigSun Athletics Scholarship $500 6/19/2020 Online
California Chafee Grant (Foster Youth) Up to $5,000 Varies Online
California Strawberries Merit Based Opens in October Online
CareerOneStop Varies Varies Online
Career & Technical Scholarship Program (Horatio Alger) $2,500 Varies Online
CCCSFAAA Scholarship $500 – $1,000 Opens in January Financial Aid Office
County Federal Educational Scholarship $500 Opens in February Online
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative $6,000 Opens in November Online
Generation Progress - for Undocumented Students $250 – $5,000 Varies Online
Influence Print Award for Design Excellence $1,000 12/31/2019 Online
Immigrants Rising: for Undocumented Students Varies Varies Online
Italian American Heritage Foundation Varies 4/2020 Online
I Water Purification $1,000 12/2019 Online
Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship $2,000 4/2020 Financial Aid Office
Karl S. Pister Leadership $20,000 2/2020 Financial Aid Office
Latinos in Technology up to $30,000 11/12/2019 Online
MALDEF (The Latino Legal Voice) Varies Varies Online
Military Families Varies Varies Online
Nordson Builds Scholarship $2,000 – $10,000 Opens in January Online
National Federation of Republican Women Three $1,000 6/1/2020 Online
National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Three $1,000 2020 Financial Aid Office
National Security Education Program Boren Scholarship Varies 6/30/2019 Online
Pen America (Writing for Justice Fellowship) $10,000 Opens in April Online
P.E.O. Program For Continuing Education $3,000 Varies Online
The Pivotal College Scholarship (Former Foster Youth) Varies Open in January Online
POINT (The National LGBTQ Scholarship) Varies Opens in November Online
Real Estate Scholarships $800 Per Academic Year Opens in September Online
Residential Design Scholarship $2,500 6/30 and 12/15 Online
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarship $1,000 – $40,000 Varies Online
STEM Scholarship for Women Going Solar $500 – $15,000 Varies Online
Sustainable Residential Scholarship $2,500 6/30 and 12/15 Online
The Reeves Law Group Scholarship $3,000 12/15/19 Online
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Emergency Grant Programs Varies Opens in January Online
Women in Technology $2,000 Varies Online
Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship $1,000 – $2,500 12/2/19 Online
ZipRecruiter $3,000 Every 3 months Online

Scholarship Searches

Find and apply for as many scholarships as you can – it's free money for college. For an even broader selection of scholarships, we encourage you to explore the many free scholarship search databases that are available.

Last Updated 10/30/19