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.

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 WVCPortal.

Donor Amount Deadline Submittal
AAUW San Jose Local Scholarship $1,500 – $5,000 TBA Online
Alcohol Addiction Awareness $2,000 10/01/2017 Online
Ampronix Scholarship $500 – $1,000 5/31/2018 Online
APIASF (Asian or Pacific Islander ethnicity) $2,500 – $20,000 1/11/2018 Online
BigSun Athletics Scholarship $500 7/19/18 Online
California Chafee Grant (Foster Youth) Up to $5,000 Varies Online
California Strawberries (2017-2018) Merit Based 2/1/18 Online
CareerOneStop Varies Varies Online
Career & Technical Scholarship Program (Horatio Alger) $2,500 TBA Online
CCCSFAAA Scholarship $500 – $1,000 TBA Financial Aid Office
County Federal Educational Scholarship $500 TBA Online
Cyberbullying Prevention for Teens Scholarship $1,250 2/28/2018 Online
eQuality Scholarship Collaborative $6,000 1/1/18 Online
Generation Progress - for Undocumented Students $250 – $5,000 Varies Online
Influence Print Award for Design Excellence 2016 $1,000 12/31/2017 Online
I Water Purification $1,000 12/22/2017 Online
Karl S. Pister Leadership $20,000 2/01/2018 Financial Aid Office
Mesothelioma Guide Scholarship $1,000 – $3,000 1/01/2018 Online
Military Families Varies Varies Online
Musical Studies Scholarship $1,000 3/15/2018 Online
National League of American Pen Women (NLAPW) Three $1,000 3/06/2018 Financial Aid Office
Pandaneo Camping Scholarship $1,000 12/21/2017 Online
POINT (The National LGBTQ Scholarship) Varies Varies Online
Real Estate Scholarships $800 Per Academic Year 4/30/2018 Online
Residential Design Scholarship $2,500 12/15/2017 Online
Resources for Undocumented Students and Higher Education Varies Varies Online
Silicon Valley Community Foundation Scholarship 2016-17 $1,000 – $40,000 Varies Online
STEM Scholarship for Women Going Solar $500 – $15,000 Varies Online
Sustainable Residential Scholarship $2,500 12/11/2017 Online
The Reeves Law Group Scholarship $3,000 12/15/17 Online
Women in Architecture Scholarship $2,500 TBA Online
Women in Technology $2,000 10/31/17 Online
Women's Transfer Scholarship (AAUW) $1,500 TBA 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 published: 11/16/17