The Power of Giving Back – Student and Faculty Success
The West Valley-Mission Foundation supports the mission and vision of Chancellor Davis and President Kashima, providing all students access and learning tools to help them graduate. Through generous donations, volunteer time, or internship opportunities, alumni and friends of the college give back to those who aspire toward an associate’s degree, certificate, or transfer into a bachelor’s program. Through scholarships, books, equipment, housing, clothing, food, transportation, or basic research and program materials - including athletic equipment - your investment in West Valley College students is lasting and measurable. Below are some of the many programs to support students and faculty, either through specific schools, athletics, or a program of your choice – the impact of your generosity provides opportunities that may not otherwise be possible – thank you.
Art and Design immerses students in an open and creative learning community, one that transforms their intellectual, emotional, professional, and technological understanding of the visual arts, performing arts, and design. The world depends on the arts, and the School provides an open canvas to transform creative talent into meaningful careers.
Our School offers coursework that examines the disciplines of Kinesiology, Health Science, Nutrition Studies, Health Care Technologies, and Intercollegiate Athletics. Students progress through the School into careers in Athletic Training, Dietetics, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, and Health Administration.
Language Arts provides critical communication and problem-solving skills in the departments of English, Communication Studies, World Languages, ESL/Reading, and Women, Gender and Queer Studies. Every student at WVC relies on these skill sets throughout their careers, in all fields.
Che SPS graduates enjoy careers in diverse settings, such as, public and private business managers, elementary school teachers, financial analysts, court reporters, police officers, park rangers, paralegals, real estate agents and accountants, to name a few. The Entrepreneur Center inspires the next generation of business leaders, to create vital economic and social impact in the region, state, nation, and internationally.
With your support, the School of Science and Math aims to be the regional leader in developing diverse, curious and creative students, to become successful STEM professionals leading the Silicon Valley of the 21st century. Our students are grateful for your generous investment in their futures.
Our school offers coursework in anthropology, economics, geography, history, humanities, philosophy, political science, psychology, and sociology. All disciplines focus on diversity and equity, critical thinking, and a humanistic approach toward guiding students to become conscious, critical thinkers, committed to expanding knowledge, scientific inquiry and academic excellence.
Help support West Valley College Athletics and improve Athletic Facilities. West Valley College offers 11 intercollegiate athletic programs. A gift to athletics assists the athletes in procuring uniforms, equipment, travel, and improving facilities. In particular, our facilities are heavily utilized by both students and the community alike. The college has a time-honored policy which maximizes public access to outdoor facilities seven days a week. Your gift will help ensure quality facilities for all and a first class experience for the student-athlete.
Your help through the WVC Emergency Assistance Fund will support students in critical situations, such as rent, food, school materials, transportation, and essential expenses. Thank you for generously supporting our students.
Each year West Valley College offers a variety of scholarships ranging from $400 to $2,500. The scholarship amount is dependent on funding availability from contributions provided by WVC donors. We greatly appreciate and acknowledge our donors who provide scholarship support for our students.