West Valley College Scholarship Application

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.

Begin 2019-2020 Scholarship Application

WVC Community Grant

  • Class of 2019 High School Graduates
  • Students must live in the City of San Jose, or
  • Graduate from Los Gatos-Saratoga or Campbell Union High School
  • Includes: One-year free tuition, textbook assistance, transportation, and parking permit.
  • Details and application for the WVC Community Grant are available on the Community Grant website

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.

Some of these organizations request that we announce their scholarships to our students. These scholarships are posted on the bulletin board at the Financial Aid Office and on the WVC Portal.

Donor Amount Deadline Submittal
AAUW San Jose Local Scholarship $1,500 – $5,000 04/15/2019 Online
AAWA (The Asian Women's Alliance) $500 (4 scholarships) 09/13/2019 Online
Alcohol Addiction Awareness $2,000 2019 Online
Ampronix Scholarship $500 – $1,000 05/31/2019 Online
APIASF (Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity) $2,500 – $20,000 2019 Online
BigSun Athletics Scholarship $500 06/19/2019 Online
California Chafee Grant (Foster Youth) Up to $5,000 Varies Online
California Strawberries (2019-2020) Merit Based 2019 Online
CareerOneStop Varies Varies Online
Career & Technical Scholarship Program (Horatio Alger) $2,500 Varies Online
CCCSFAAA Scholarship $500 – $1,000 03/14/19 Financial Aid Office
County Federal Educational Scholarship $500 2019 Online
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship $1,250 2019 Online
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative $6,000 2019 Online
Generation Progress - for Undocumented Students $250 – $5,000 Varies Online
Influence Print Award for Design Excellence $1,000 06/19/2019 Online
Immigrants Rising:for Undocumented Students Varies Varies Online
Italian American Heritage Foundation Varies 4/30/2019 Online
I Water Purification $1,000 2019 Online
Jim Mc Entee Legacy Scholarship $2,000 4/30/2019 Financial Aid Office
Karl S. Pister Leadership $20,000 2/8/2019 Financial Aid Office
MALDEF (The Latino Legal Voice) Varies Varies Online
Military Families Varies Varies Online
Musical Studies Scholarship $1,000 2019 Online
Nordson Builds Scholarship $2,000 – $10,000 5/15/2019 Online
National Federation of Republican Women Three $1,000 6/1/2019 Online
National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Three $1,000 2019 Financial Aid Office
National Security Education Program Boren Scholarship $38,000 2019 Online
Pandaneo Camping Scholarship $1,000 12/31/19 Online
Pen America (Writing for Justice Fellowship) $10,000 5/15/2019 Online
P.E.O. Program For Continuing Education $3,000 Varies Online
The Pivotal College Scholarship (Former Foster Youth) Varies Open in 01/2020 Online
POINT (The National LGBTQ Scholarship) Varies Varies Online
Real Estate Scholarships $800 Per Academic Year 4/30/19 Online
Residential Design Scholarship $2,500 6/30 and 12/15 Online
Resources for Undocumented Students and Higher Education Varies Varies Online
Resources for Undocumented Students (2) Varies Varies 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 2019 Online
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Emergency Grant Programs Varies 2019 Online
Women in Architecture Scholarship $2,500 TBA Online
Women in Technology $2,000 05/31/2019 Online
Women's Transfer Scholarship (AAUW) $1,500 2/28/19 Financial Aid
Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship $1,000 – $2,500 TBA 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 5/3/19