The 12th annual Silicon Valley Scholars Program for graduating seniors from 18 public high schools in Silicon Valley is now underway. The scholars program is sponsored by the Charitable Foundation of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®, the over 4,000-member trade association representing REALTORSand affiliate members on the Peninsula and in the South Bay. 

The REALTORS®’ scholarship program is a partnership with local high schools in Silicon Valley. Principals and faculty at 18 participating high schools nominate three exceptional graduating seniors. The program awards a $1,000 scholarship in recognition of exemplary records, outstanding academic performance and community spirit to one nominee from each school.

The Class of 2011 Silicon Valley scholars will be selected from the high schools in thecommunities served by members of the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®. Final selections will be made by a committee that includes representatives from the local business community, area high schools, area colleges and the Silicon Valley Association of REALTORS®.

“The annual Silicon Valley Scholars Program is an opportunity for our members to show our support for our communities and schools, and to invest in the future of our youth,” said Nina Yamaguchi, chair of the Scholars Program of the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation. “It’s our way of thanking the students, teachers, administrators and school board members in our communities. Through their hard work and dedication, the schools in our communities are among the best in California and the nation.”

The Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation Scholarship Program has provided nearly $200,000 to 198 graduating seniors in Silicon Valley, since Yamaguchi established the program 11 years ago. Participating schools include Leigh High School and Lynbrook High School in San Jose; Westmont High School in Campbell; Fremont High School in Sunnyvale; Los Altos High School in Los Altos; Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos; Gunn High School and Palo Alto High School in Palo Alto; Menlo Atherton High School in Atherton; Santa Clara High School and Wilcox High School in Santa Clara; Cupertino High School, Homestead High School and Monta Vista High School in Cupertino; Prospect High School and Saratoga High School in Saratoga; Mountain View High School in Mountain View; and Woodside High School in Woodside.

Graduating seniors from the above-mentioned high schools who wish to apply for the scholarships may obtain an application from the respective schools. The completed application must be returned to the high school’s principal or scholarship counselor by Friday, March 11, for submission to the Silicon Valley REALTORS® Charitable Foundation.

For further information, please contact Nina Yamaguchi at (408) 861-8822 or nyamaguchi@cbnorcal.com.

Advertisements