San Jose Woman's Club Scholarships
About the Award
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.
Annie, an English major with a concentration in career writing and a minor in business administration, aims to attain a master’s degree in urban planning and community development to help society’s marginalized. She intends to be a university professor to make the world a better place. Annie is an elected Director of Associated Students, an active member of the Alpha Phi Fraternity and a voluntary coach of Piedmont Hills High School’s Girl’s Water Polo Team.
An undergraduate student in interior design with a minor in environmental studies and acting, Ana aims to graduate by spring 2017. She plans to become a LEED Certified Interior Designer and work for a San Francisco design firm in the area of sustainable, green design. She is active member of honor societies and Latinos Unidos Por Un Nuevo America.
Upon graduation from SJSU with a bachelor’s degree in health science, Ulissa plans to work for a healthcare company and obtain a master’s in public health. She wishes to start a non-profit company, focusing on increasing awareness of nutrition and fitness in underserved communities. She currently leads a Zumba workout class for senior citizens at Lenzen Gardens.