Life-changing gifts for deserving students.

The most expensive aspect of attending community college in Silicon Valley is the cost of living. Many of our students work while attending school to cover rent and basic needs. Our scholarships typically range from $1,000 - $5,000 and are designed to alleviate some of the financial burden students face so they can focus on their academic and long-term career goals.

Gretchen Ehlers and WVC scholarship recipients

Named Scholarships at the West Valley-Mission Foundation

You can establish a named scholarship that reflects your interests and values. We are grateful to the donors who have established endowed scholarships, and to the donors listed below who replenish their expendable scholarship fund each year. 

2024 Scholarship List

Scholarship Established By College
Alyce Parsons Scholarship Alyce and Michael Parsons West Valley College
Architecture Scholarship Al Parsano West Valley College
Assistance League® Los Gatos-Saratoga Assistance League of Los Gatos-Saratoga West Valley College
Bakers Dozen SF Scholarship Bakers Dozen San Francisco Mission College
Brooke Schryver Memorial Scholarship Renee Paquier West Valley College
Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation Scholarship Campbell Veterans Memorial Foundation District
Colegas Student Scholarship Alma D. Garcia, Jasmine Colón, Jessica Jaurequi, Marta Mora, and Claudio Silva West Valley College
David and Marcia Schor Memorial Scholarship Joni Schor Johnson Mission College
David Fishbaugh and Andrea Schacter Scholarship Fund David Fishbaugh and Andrea Schacter District
Ed Lodi Memorial Scholarship Lisa Lodi and Rose Lodi West Valley College
Edward Nielsen Scholarship Chuck Nielsen and Inge Bond Mission College
EOPS Scholarship Virginia Marquez West Valley College
Excite Credit Union Rose Ratka Scholarship Excite Credit Union Mission College
Fang Pei Promise Fund Fang Pei West Valley College
Howard Gore & Kimberly Hawkins-Gore Family Scholarship Kimberly Hawkins-Gore and Howard Gore District
Hunsie and Conrad Hendrickson Memorial Scholarship The Hendrickson Family West Valley College
International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers SF Bay Area Chapter Scholarship International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers San Francisco Bay Area Chapter District
James LeBlanc and Family Scholarship James and Kawailani LeBlanc West Valley College
Joan and Bob Gamba Memorial Scholarship Endowment The Gamba Family West Valley College
Joan Cohn Scholarship for Nursing Students Joan Cohn Mission College
Judy & Donald Johnstone Scholarship Judy and Donald Johnstone West Valley College
Kristin Olivia Nelson Scholarship Daniel and Priscilla Nelson West Valley College
Lois Gragnola Scholarship Lois Gragnola West Valley College
Los Gatos-Saratoga AAUW Womens Transfer Scholarship Los Gatos-Saratoga American Association of University Women West Valley College
LWV-SWSCV Dale Hill Scholarship League of Women Voters of Southwest Santa Clara Valley West Valley College
Maria G. Reilly Scholarship Family and Friends of Maria G. Reilly West Valley College
MC Puente Scholarship Veronica Hand and Javier Huerta Mission College
MEMA Scholarship Municipal Equipment Maintenance Association (MEMA) Norcal Mission College
Needeep Scholarship Ginny K. Aragon West Valley College
Philip F. Sutcliffe Scholarship for EOPS Students Theresa Tran Mission College
President's Scholars Scholarship Seher Awan Mission College
Santa Clara Family Health Plan 25th Anniversary Health Career Scholarship Program Santa Clara Family Health Plan District
Saratoga Foothill Club Reentry Scholarship Saratoga Foothill Club West Valley College
Saratoga Foothill Club STEM Scholarship Saratoga Foothill Club West Valley College
Star One Credit Union Shoot for the Stars Scholarship Star One Credit Union West Valley College
Susan Weiner Scholarship Mark Weiner West Valley College
Susie Rodriguez Fund for Park Management Scholarship Michael Fortwengler and Lalana Pundisto West Valley College
Talai Scholarship Sima Talai West Valley College
UMOJA Scholar Scholarship - Continuing Yolanda Barnes Mission College
UMOJA Scholar Scholarship - In Memory of Curtis Pembrook Yolanda Barnes Mission College
UMOJA Scholar Scholarship - In Memory of Qiana Houston Yolanda Barnes Mission College
UMOJA Scholar Scholarship - MECHS Yolanda Barnes Mission College
UMOJA Scholar Scholarship - Transferring Yolanda Barnes Mission College
Wanda Wong International Athlete Scholarship Wanda and Lawrence Wong West Valley College
Silicon Valley Power Sustainable Futures Scholarship Silicon Valley Power Mission College

Establishing a Scholarship is Easy.

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