Bertha Kalm Scholarship

The Bertha Kalm Scholarship cycle is current closed.  Please check back in December 2014 for the new cycle.

The Office of Graduate Studies & Research is pleased to offer the Bertha Kalm Scholarship for graduate students at SJSU.  This scholarship is the result of an endowment made by Bertha Kalm on behalf of her parents, Amanda and Charles Kalm.  She established the scholarship in 1995 expressly "to support graduate students in any field of instruction, who need financial assistance to continue their education, and who demonstrate a desire to make a difference for humanity." 

Awards are restricted to first-year students in a master's degree program at SJSU.  Only members of the faculty who mentor graduate students can forward the name and supporting information of an applicant.  Funds available for disbursement in this scholarship account vary from year to year, and the maximum award possible is $1,000 per student.  Applicants will be evaluated on the quality of scholarship that established eligibility for admission to the graduate program, a personal statement by the applicant regarding goals to be achieved by the master's degree, and the mentor's assessment of the applicant's potential success. Additional consideration will be given to applicants with financial needs.  There will be a maximum of one award per department or school.

For more about Bertha Kalm and her generous gift keep reading


Bertha Kalm Scholarship 2014 Winners

Graduate Studies & Research and San Jose State University are pleased to announce the winners of the 2014 Bertha Kalm Scholarship.

Matt Borkenhagen - Special Education (Mild/Moderate Disabilities)

Jennifer Keliher - Marine Science

Callie Sendek -  Geology

Judith Johanna Suarez Vargas -  Social Work

Brittney West - Counselor Education

Congratulations!!