About West Valley College Scholarships

West Valley College 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 scholarships ranging from $400 to $5,000. The funds for these scholarships are provided from a joint investment of contributions from the private sector and from West Valley College employees.

Congratulations to our 2021-2022 West Valley College Scholars

Students Scholarships
Vivian Adrong Grace Ostrus Scholarship
Adam AfifiFang Pei Promise Fund
Carolyn B. King Scholarship
Julissa AlcalaFang Pei Promise Fund
Osher Scholarship
Nebiyu AlemnewTalai Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Niloufar AllahdadiCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Luke AndersonChris Montana Scholarship
Carlos AquinoCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Mauricio ArangoThe Assistance League® Los Gatos-Saratoga Scholarship
Anastasia BerezinaBrian J. Tramontana Scholarship
Carolyn B. King Scholarship
Tyler BondeCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Nicole BrisenoPenny Lynn Rigsbee Scholarship
Dana BucklerCharest Female Scholarship
Rita Boren Scholarship
Alexa CardenasCharest Female Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Asya Cardenas-MirandaJack & Mary Pease Scholarship
Xavier Casabella BellesFang Pei Promise Fund
Scholar Partner Scholarship
Madison CavannaFang Pei Promise Fund
Vanessa CazaresCharest Female Scholarship
Jose CortesCynthia Ruby Scholarship
Lenore & Curtis Mills Scholarship
Alan De AlbaGrant J. Munsey Music Education Scholarship
Genesis Del MuroLenore & Curtis Mills Scholarship
Mackenzie DemayFounders/Emeriti Scholarship
Gabriela DiazCharest Female Scholarship
Jacob DresslerScholar Athlete Scholarship
Wyman DuongFang Pei Promise Fund
Osher Scholarship
Marchelle S. Fox Scholarship
Joseph EllisonDr. Lydia Gloria Harris J.D. Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Bailey EricksonCharest Female Scholarship
Tsion EsheteSaratoga Foothill Club STEM Scholarship
Talai Scholarship
Shayan EslamianOsher Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Amirhossein FardnoormohammadFang Pei Promise Fund
Persian Scholarship
Brenda FeldmanCharest Female Scholarship
Abrahan FernandezCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Yesenia Garcia JuarezThe Assistance League® Los Gatos-Saratoga Scholarship
Shahrzad GhorbanniaThe Assistance League® Los Gatos-Saratoga Scholarship
Travis GinnCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Henry & Joyce LeVon Scholarship
Sgt. Adam W. Estep Memorial Scholarship
Axel Luis Gomez ServinGrant J. Munsey Music Education Scholarship
Inigo GonzalezFang Pei Promise Fund
Samantha GonzalezOsher Scholarship
Louise Cooper Scholarship
Tallan HaghiCharest Female Scholarship
Susan J. Ehlers Scholarship
Tisha HartmanKatarina Pivk Scholarship
TRiO Scholarship
Maria HigginbothamCharest Female Scholarship
Katherine HudsonCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Madison HuntzeCharest Female Scholarship
Mateo IvankoBusiness Outstanding Student Achievement Scholarship
Ed Rook Memorial Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Abigail Jaimes CastrejonFang Pei Promise Fund
Iliana JassoFang Pei Promise Fund
Jacqueline KachabiCharest Female Scholarship
Yassin KedirTalai Scholarship
Behnaz AbadiWomen of Distinction Scholarship
Joanne KimFang Pei Promise Fund
Selma KorkicFang Pei Promise Fund
Anfisa KupriyanovaGrace Ostrus Scholarship
Dat LeLenore & Curtis Mills Scholarship
Stefany V Leon SernaqueRobert C. & Marion F. Thorburn Memorial Scholarship
Savasia LewisCharest Female Scholarship
Talai Scholarship
Cassandra LopezFang Pei Promise Fund
Kassandra LopezThe Assistance League® Los Gatos-Saratoga Scholarship
Alexandra LumCharest Female Scholarship
Joshua MadrigalBill & Leila Cilker Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Alyssa MargoFang Pei Promise Fund
Roya MehranfarCharest Female Scholarship
Jake MendesCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Adrian Mendez PerezCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Marija MijuskovicCharest Female Scholarship
Kiana MillerFang Pei Promise Fund
Zahra Mohammad YousufCarolyn B. King Scholarship
The Assistance League® Los Gatos-Saratoga Scholarship
Matin MohammadnejadCharest Female Scholarship
Brissa Molina RodriguezChris Montana Scholarship
Matthew MontufarCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Arman MousaviThe Assistance League® Los Gatos-Saratoga Scholarship
Nilya MoushiabadRobert C. & Marion F. Thorburn Memorial Scholarship
Christopher NeedhamFang Pei Promise Fund
Helen NesterenkoGrace Ostrus Scholarship
Amy NgoOsher Scholarship
Grace Ostrus Scholarship
Nadja NovakovicWanda Wong International Athlete Scholarship
Cynthia NunezCharest Female Scholarship
Olivia OcherFang Pei Promise Fund
Jerome OrdesOsher Scholarship
Lenore & Curtis Mills Scholarship
Janeth Ortiz LaraCharest Female Scholarship
Maria PalmaCharest Female Scholarship
Ameya PatkarCharest Female Scholarship
Julie Boiko Scholarship
Emily PhanAmanda Hope Lyons Scholarship
Cassandra PinkneyFang Pei Promise Fund
Chanel RamirezCharest Female Scholarship
Santos RetanaRobert C. & Marion F. Thorburn Memorial Scholarship
Destiny RiosECE: Sisters of the Holy Family Scholarship
Jessica RiveraCharest Female Scholarship
Iyana RobertsCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Talai Scholarship
Victor RodriguezLenore & Curtis Mills Scholarship
Yvette RogersCharest Female Scholarship
Juliet RomanCharest Female Scholarship
Susana RomeroOsher Scholarship
Heidi RossKenneth Jewell Scholarship
Emily SalinasCharest Female Scholarship
Needeep Scholarship
Diane SanchezCharest Female Scholarship
Yesica SanchezCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Aledxandra Sanchez RangelCharest Female Scholarship
Ariadna Santiago AlmanzaDon Ostrus Scholarship
Daria SavchenkoBeverly & Bill Allman, Jr Scholarship
Olympiad of the Arts Scholarship
Kelly SchoensteinCharest Female Scholarship
Brooke SchryverCharest Female Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Justin SchwoererDanielle Jue Memorial Scholarship
Saratoga Foothill Club Reentry Scholarship
Campbell Veterans Memorial Scholarship
Jacob SotoChris Montana Scholarship
Lacey Strong-CollinsFang Pei Promise Fund
Carolyn B. King Scholarship
Hanquan Sun Fang Pei Promise Fund
Xitlalli TadeoECE: Sisters of the Holy Family Scholarship
Yuiko TaharaVictoria Sessions Scholarship
Kaelie TaylorR.V. & Louise Cooper Garrod Scholarship
Bill & Leila Cilker School of Art and Design Scholarship
Caroline Terry Carolyn B. King Scholarship
Nguyen ThaiRita Boren Scholarship
Evan ThompsonGrace Ostrus Scholarship
Candelaria Torres-LoyaCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Mary Betsy Nordmeyer Scholarship
Takeo TorreyLenore & Curtis Mills Scholarship
Autumn Turner-GrothCarolyn B. King Scholarship
Rita Boren Scholarship
Sophia UlloaCharest Female Scholarship
Robert W. Brydon Memorial Scholarship Endowment
Christopher ValerioOsher Scholarship
Lenore & Curtis Mills Scholarship
Miranda VenturaFang Pei Promise Fund
Ariana Guadalupe Vera PedrozaCharest Female Scholarship
Fang Pei Promise Fund
Elizabeth VreelandCharest Female Scholarship
Foster Youth Scholarship Endowment
Siddhi WaghClifford Leong Scholarship
Hannah WagsterRita Boren Scholarship
Nicole WilliamsWomen of Distinction Scholarship
King Yee Wong Carolyn B. King Scholarship

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
American Association of University Women (AAUW) Los Gatos-Saratoga Local $3,000 2/24/2022 Financial Aid Office
American Association of University Women (AAUW) San Jose Local $3,000 – $5,000 4/15 Online
Asian & Pacific Islander American (APIA) Scholars $2,500 – $20,000 1/26 Online
BigSun Athletics $500 6/19 Online
California Chafee Grant (Foster Youth) Up to $5,000 Varies Online
California Strawberry Commission Merit Based opens in October Online
CCCSFAAA Scholarship $500 – $1,000 now closed Financial Aid Office
The Chairish "Design Your Future" Scholarship $2,500 1/1 and 6/30 Online
County Federal Educational Scholarship $750-$1,500 now closed Online
Diamocycle's Scholarship for Future Entrepreneurs $500 6/30 Online
Earnest Scholarship $5,000 6/30 Online
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative $6,000 now closed Online
Freedom Financial Network $10,000 – $25,000 4/15 Online
Generation Progress - for Undocumented Students Varies Varies Online
Immigrants Rising: for Undocumented Students Varies Varies Online
Italian American Heritage Foundation Varies now closed Online
Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship $2,000 4/30 Online
Karl S. Pister Leadership Opportunity UCSC $20,000 now closed Financial Aid Office
Latinos in Technology up to $30,000 4/13 Online
MALDEF (The Latino Legal Voice) Varies Varies Online
Melita's Elevate-A-Life Scholarship $20,000 7/31 Online
Military Families Varies Varies Online
National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Three $1,000 now closed Online
Nordson Builds Scholarship $2,000 – $10,000 5/15 Online
Pen America (Writing for Justice Fellowship) $5,000-$8,000 2/15 Online
P.E.O. Program For Continuing Education $3,000 Varies Online
The Pivotal College Scholarship (Former Foster Youth) $3,000 – $5,000 opens 1/31 Online
PixelPlex Bi-Annual STEM Scholarship $2,000 12/5 Online
POINT (The National LGBTQ Scholarship) Varies 1/26 Online
Real Estate Scholarships Up to $1,200 4/30 Online
Residential Design Scholarship $2,500 3/31 Online
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarship $1,000 – $40,000 opens in January Online
Single Parent Scholarships $500 - $1,000 12/31, 4/30, and 8/31 Online
STEM Scholarship for Women Going Solar $500 – $15,000 Varies Online
Sustainable Residential Scholarship $2,500 6/30 and 12/15 Online
Wells Fargo Veterans Scholarship and Emergency Grant Programs Varies opens in March Online
Wilkie Law Firm Undergraduate Scholarship for Veterans' Children $1,500 12/15 Online
Women in Technology $2,000 10/31 Online
Worthy Women's Professional Studies Scholarship $1,000 – $2,500 12/6 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 8/2/22