SJSU Annual Giving Spartan Pride Scholarship

Thank You!

I want to make the world literate. I appreciate every single dime donated as it will make a drastic difference in my life. The financial support awarded to me to achieve a higher education is an act of kindness that shall never be forgotten. As I begin a new chapter in my life, having donors believe in me emphasizes failure not being an option.

- Catherine Koanja     

Inaugural SJSU Annual Giving Spartan Pride Scholarship Recipient 

Spartan Pride...

Through the generosity of thousands of San José State University alumni and friends, the SJSU Fund provides ongoing support for innovative student programs, services and enrichment opportunities. The SJSU Annual Giving Spartan Pride scholarship is a four-year award for entering freshmen who exemplify true Spartan spirit; 2014 marked its inaugural year.

Each year five entering freshmen receive awards of $1,500 per year for four years, as long as they maintain their eligibility. The scholarship is not needs-based and is open to all majors, making it available to a very broad group of new Spartans. These scholars embody the characteristics of the true Spartan spirit – they are hardworking, creative, motivated, inclusive and collaborative!

Spartan Pride

For questions, please contact Nancy Stewart, Director, Annual Giving and Special Gifts at or (408) 924-1136.