The SJSU Alumni Association is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to assist students in their pursuit of higher education. Students must apply for scholarships online through STARS by the Alumni Scholarship deadline, Monday, April 15, 2013.
"As a financially independent student, I am solely responsible for acquiring the funds for my education. In this financial climate I am incredibly thankful for the opportunity to receive a scholarship. By awarding me the scholarship, you have greatly lightened my financial burden, which allows me to concentrate on my research and schoolwork."
-- Maria Gangal, 2011 Recipient
ALUMNI ASSOCIATION SCHOLARSHIPS
Alumni Association Deans' Scholarships: Since 1975, the San Jose State University Alumni Association has awarded scholarships to students who excel in their academic studies and actively participate in bettering their communities through volunteerism. These awards are funded through the generous contributions of alumni and friends of SJSU and represent one of the largest individual scholarship programs offered by any alumni association in the California State University system.
Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - Business
Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - CASA
Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - Education
Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - Engineering
Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - Humanities & Arts
Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - Science
College of Social Sciences Scholarships
Two outstanding undergraduate or graduate students from each college are chosen by their deans to receive a $3,000 annual scholarship. Deadline: April 15, 2013 for Business, CASA, Education, Engineering, Humanities & Arts, and Science. Please note the College of Social Sciences has an earlier deadline of March 29, 2013.
Gerald M. Starek Family Alumni Association Scholarships: Up to four scholarships of $7,500 each are awarded to undergraduate students majoring in accounting or finance and have demonstrated financial need. Scholarships are renewable for up to four years. Gerald Starek received his degree from SJSU in 1963 and went on to found Silicon Valley Group, Inc., a supplier of automated wafer processing equipment for the semiconductor industry, where he served as President and CEO. Mr. Starek is grateful to have received a great education at SJSU with very minimal cost and desires to give SJSU students the same opportunity he was afforded. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Phyllis and Alan Simpkins Alumni Leadership Award: Thanks to the generosity of thousands of San José State alumni and friends, this $5,000 award is given in honor of the extraordinary legacy of leadership left by Phyllis and Alan Simpkins to one incoming freshman who demonstrates academic excellence and leadership. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Hoover-Langdon Scholarship: The Alumni Association awards one $1,250 scholarship to an SJSU undergraduate or graduate student selected by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office on the basis of academic excellence and financial need. Many 50-year reunion classes have made a contribution to the Hoover-Langdon Scholarship Endowment, which began in 1954. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Katherine Peterson Alumni Association Scholarship: This scholarship is awarded to an undergraduate or graduate student selected by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office on the basis of academic achievement, financial need, and demonstrated community service. Endowed by the Keith and Katherine Peterson Charitable Remainder Trust, this scholarship is in honor of Katherine, who received her education degree from SJSU in 1951. From there, she taught in the Sunnyvale school system for 20 years and established the history docent program. This gift reflects the Petersons' life-long commitment to encouraging the preservation for history and making education opportunities available to those who might not otherwise be able to attain them. Deadline: April 15, 2013
Santa Cruz Area Chapter Scholarships: Each year the Santa Cruz Area Chapter provides scholarships to high school and community college students from Santa Cruz County who elect to attend SJSU. Chosen by chapter members for their commitment to education and the community, these awards are supported by the chapter's annual activities, including the annual Holiday Celebration and Silent Auction. To apply, contact Donna Ziel at firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Santa Clara Valley Area Chapter Scholarships: The Pat Porter and Hal Riddle Scholarships are awarded to students in the Connie L. Lurie College of Education and are supported by the chapter's activities. Pat Porter graduated from SJSU in 1966 and educated children for 38 years in San Jose Unified School District. Hal Riddle is a life-long educator who is honored for his commitment to service, inclusion and life-long learning. Education students may apply for these awards on STARS under the Alumni Association Dean's Scholarship - Education. Deadline: April 15, 2013