San Jose Woman's Club Scholarships

San José Woman's Club

The San José Woman's Club is one of the oldest community organizations in San Jose. In December of 1894, nine San Jose women gathered to discuss forming a "woman's club." At the time, women across America were organizing to address issues of suffrage and temperance. The San Jose women decided to take a larger view. They formed a club where the members regardless of creed, nationality or social position could engage in cultural, philanthropic and charitable activities.

Scholarship programs for local students were instituted in the late 1940's and members of the San José Woman's Club continue to look for opportunities to support local nonprofits and downtown community groups. 

Previous recipients

2013-14

woman's club recipients

Victor Hernandez

Victor is Associated Students’ director of student rights and responsibilities. He hopes to become a public interest lawyer focused on public policy and civil rights. He has worked to address key issues facing students on campus including course cancellation and reducing student hunger. Victor brought together staff from the Counseling Center, Spartan Shops and University Advancement to take action in addressing the hunger problem among students. His other community service work includes Circle K International, Tzu Chi Foundation, Project SHINE and Strive for College.  

Anastasia Pozdnyakova

Anastasia’s career goal is to become an endocrinologist working on the diabetes and obesity problems facing the U.S. and the world. She is a volunteer with the American Diabetes Association and at the Diabetic Youth Families’ diabetic camps, which impact children and families with type 1 diabetes. Anastasia also works at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System as a research assistant in the endocrinology lab. In addition, Anastasia is a member of the Spartan M.D. club and has been invited to join the SJSU chapter of the Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society.   

Cuong Truong

A nursing major, Cuong plans to use her skills to address issues of elder abuse and neglect. Her vision is for elderly patients to receive equal care, as they deserve the same treatment and advocacy from health care professionals as everyone else. She is an active club member of Public Health Nursing and the South Bay Assembly of Nursing at San José State University, participating in volunteer work and activities that promote health targeting all populations, including the elderly.

"I am incredibly honored and happy to learn that I am one of the recipients of the San José Woman's Club Scholarships. Alumni Association Scholarship. I am currently a semester 6 nursing student about to be graduated in the Fall 2014 for my Bachelor Degree in Nursing. After this great accomplishment, I would like to seek employment in the hospital and be the best nurse that I could possibly could. I would like to provide adequate care for my clients through the skills and knowledge that I have been learning in nursing school.