Scholarships provide students with opportunities to attend college, advance their knowledge and skills for workforce preparedness, and help them prepare for both academic opportunities and financial challenges after transfer.
You can apply for Foothill College sponsored scholarships and scholarships offered through outside organizations.
Tips and Strategies
First, SLI is keeping a running spreadsheet of scholarship and internship opportunities and deadlines by month. This is a dynamic sheet, so bookmark it in your browser and come back from time to time.
Another good start for finding STEM internships is to do an internet search with the following key terms:
- "STEM scholarships for community college students"
- "undergraduate student scholarships in STEM"
- "STEM scholarships for x group" (x = any specific identity such as "women," "Latino/a/x," or "Black/ African American")
- 10 Sites to Kick off Your Scholarship Search from U.S. News and World Report
- Community College Scholarships from Scholarship Points
- 13 Best Tips for Winning College Scholarships from Money.com
- 12 Essential Tips for Winning More Scholarships from Going Merry
- STEM Scholarships from Unigo
- A Guide to STEM Scholarships from CollegeVine
- Comprehensive Scholarship Guide by Study.com
- Your Ultimate 2022 Scholarship Guide by novoresume.com
Foothill College Opportunities
There are resources at Foothill that are a good place to start:
- Scholarships page with Financial Aid
- Scholarships listed through the Foothill-De Anza district's AcademicWorks website:
|Foothill College Scholarship||Amount||# of awards||Notes||Deadline|
|Angel Memorial Scholarships||$500.00||2||Chemistry, financial need||2/18/22|
|Ann Davis Memorial Scholarship||$500.00||1||Allied Health program, overcome hardship||2/18/22|
|Association of Women in Science||$1,000.00||1||women in STEM||2/18/22|
|Biological Science/ Health Science Scholarship||$500.00||4||strong commitment to STEM (bio/health sciences)||2/18/22|
|Business/ Computer Science Scholarship||$500.00||4||majoring in business or CS||2/18/22|
|CIO Community of Practices Scholarship||$1,000.00||1||pursuing IT, CS, related bachelor's, financial need||2/18/22|
|Foothill Cutler Myo Min Family STEM Scholarship||$1,000.00||2||strong academics, STEM major, financial need||2/18/22|
|Deborah M. Dexter Scholarships in Science||$1,000.00||3||associate degree for transfer in core science (bio, phys, chem), financial need and interest in teaching science||2/18/22|
|Environmental Horticulture Scholarships||$500 1,200.00||3||enrolled in horticulture program||2/18/22|
|Galin Family Math Scholarship||$1,000.00||1||
math major, intent to transfer
|Galina Family Scholarship||$1,500.00||20||health care, Allied Health programs, financial need||2/18/22|
|Marisol Lopez Scholarship Endowment for Dental Assisting||$1,000.00||1||dental assisting program||2/18/22|
|Workforce/Career Scholarship||$500-1000||5||rad tech, vet tech, financial need||2/18/22|
|Yelena Chianurov Scholarship Endowment for Dental Hygienists||$1,000.00||1||dental hygiene program, financial need||2/18/22|
|International Scholarship for STEM Majors||$1,000.00||1||STEM and giving back to community||2/18/22|
|Prip Memorial Scholarship - Merit||$500-1000||varies||physics - selection by physics faculty||2/18/22|
|Prip Memorial Scholarship - Obstacles||$500-1000||varies||physics, passion for STEM, overcame obstacles||2/18/22|
|Seelbach Memorial Scholarship||$1000||2||math, financial need considered||2/18/22|
Here are some websites to check out for listings of scholarships:
- STEM Scholarships for Students from Access Scholarships
- 21 Scholarships for Engineering Students from Access Scholarships
- 12 Scholarships Designed for STEM Students from Peterson's
- The Ultimate Guide to STEM Scholarships for Women in 2020 from Nitro
- STEM-Field Scholarships & Internships from fastweb
- Scholarships for Latinx students (including some STEM-focused) from Best Colleges
- Scholarships & Resources for Hispanic & Latinx Students from edumed.org
- Ongoing spreadsheet of opportunities curated by SLI.
And here are some specific scholarships that may be of interest to STEM students.
|Name of Scholarship||Description||Deadline|
|Latinos in Technology Scholarship||
For Latino(a) students who have a declared major in a science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)-related field
|Silicon Valley Foundation scholarships||listing of scholarships for students by different criteria||varied by opportunity|
|Google scholarships||listing of scholarships by different identity groups||varied by opportunity|
|BHW Scholarship||women in STEM undergraduate or graduate study||April|
|Microsoft Tuition scholarships||for STEM students in 4 year college or university|
|Study.com STEM scholarships for women||scholarships for women in STEM and other related resources||April|
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