Scholarships in San Mateo

Harold Johnson Law Enforcement Scholarship

Award: $3,000, Deadline: March 7

Applicant must have declared a program of study in law enforcement (or criminal justice, administration of justice or police science) and have plans to pursue a career in police work, corrections or other criminal justice fields. Applicant must be a resident of San Mateo or Santa Clara counties. Minimum 2.5 GPA required.


Robert W. Thunen Memorial Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: April 1

Applicant must be a full-time undergraduate student (junior or senior) at an accredited four-year college or university who would like to study illumination as a career; graduate applicants must be undertaking a lighting-centered project as part of work towards a graduate degree. Statement of Purpose and minimum of three letters of recommendation are required to be submitted.


Community Service Scholarship

Award: $5,000, Deadline: October 26

Applicant must be a high school senior who resides in one of the following counties: San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Merced, Stanislaus, Alameda, San Joaquin, Contra Costa, Solano, Yolo, Napa, Sonoma, Santa Clara, or Marin. Demonstration of community service and financial need are required.


Maria Elena Yuchengco Memorial Journalism Scholarship

Award: $1,500, Deadline: April 21

Applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident from the San Francisco Bay Area who is an incoming freshman or current, full-time undergraduate from the San Francisco Bay Area at an accredited four-year college or university. Applicant must be at least 50% Filipino. Minimum 3.0 GPA, financial need, major in journalism, and additional writing sample required.