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Support Us

The Science Learning Institute is independently funded and relies on the generous support of donors and grants. Please consider supporting SLI in our mission to diversity STEM and support students from underrepresented groups to pursue STEM education and careers.

Donate now!

If you are interested in making a gift to the Science Learning Institute through a donor advised fund, you can learn more by going to this webpage or contacting the Director of the Development for Foothill College Leigh Howell by email or at 650-949-6232. 

Supporting Scholarships

About one in five students require financial aid; and as Foothill positions itself to build greater access to STEM education and technical careers for underserved populations, scholarships become ever more important for these students.

The scholarships focus on academically talented, financially needy students working to transfer to a 4-year university to complete an undergraduate degree in an engineering, math or science major. 

A major challenge for many students at Foothill College, especially students who are financially disadvantaged, is the need to work many hours to support themselves and/or their family.  The demanding academic load of a STEM major only adds to the challenge.

To support our STEM students, donate to the SLI  Scholarship Fund

Program Support

If you are interested in supporting any of the program areas of the Science Learning Institute, please reach out to the SLI Director to find out more about making a more considerable and sustaining donation.

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I'm Here to Help!

Sophia Kim, SLI Director


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