The Marie A. Calderilla Scholarship is for female students currently enrolled or planning to attend a college within the San Mateo County Community College District. Applicants must be female graduating high school seniors or re-entry students planning to attend Cañada College, College of San Mateo or Skyline Community College and demonstrate financial hardship

Scholarship Sponsor

Silicon Valley Community Foundation

Award Type

$20,000 (paid over three or four years, must meet renewal requirements)

Gender Eligibility


Other Requirements/Criteria

Geographic Criteria: USA
Criteria / Requirements:
• Female student, pursuing first undergraduate degree or certificate program
• Graduating high school senior or re-entry student planning to attend a college in the San Mateo County Community College District (Cañada College, College of San Mateo and Skyline Community College)
o Current community college students who other meet all criteria listed are also eligible to apply
• Demonstrated financial hardship
• Serious about improving her life through education
• United States citizen or eligible non-citizen (eligible non-citizens include United States legal residents and A.B. 540 students)-Completed online application including all sections of the essay
-Official transcripts
-Two letters of recommendation
-Proof of legal blindness

Contact Information:

Contact Info – Phone #: 650-450-5487

Contact Info – URL: https://www.siliconvalleycf.org/scholarships/calderilla

Contact Info – Email: [email protected]


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