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Latinos in Technology Scholarship

Offered by Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley

Reviewed by Lisa FreedlandLast updated Jan 29, 2024
100 awards worth up to

$6,000

Grade level

College Upperclassmen

Expected deadline:

This scholarship might not currently be accepting applications. Most scholarship programs only accept applications a few months ahead of their annual deadline. We’ve estimated this deadline based on last year’s deadline in order to help you plan out your scholarship applications.

March 2025

Scholarship Overview

Are you a Latino or Hispanic student who has been accepted to a postsecondary STEM program? Further, are you a rising junior or senior (upperclassman) from or attending college in Northern California? If so, you may be eligible for the Latinos in Technology scholarship! Each year, the scholarship awards 100 one-time and renewable scholarships worth up to $18,000 (over the course of three years). To apply, you must submit a personal statement, financial need documentation, transcripts, and one letter of reference. The scholarship is offered by the Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley, an organization dedicated to “improving the lives and futures of Latinos in the region” to make it and the world a better place for all.

If you’re interested, keep on reading to find out if you’re from an eligible Northern California county. If you fit the criteria, love STEM, and want a solution to college expenses, we encourage you to apply! 

Eligibility information

This scholarship is open to students who meet the below criteria and have been accepted into a postsecondary STEM program. Applicants must also be from or attending school in one of the Northern California counties listed below.

Grade Level

College Upperclassmen

Citizenship

U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents, DACA

Minimum GPA

3.0

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino

Academic Interest

Computer Science

State

California

County

Alameda County, Contra Costa County, Marin County, Napa County, San Francisco County, San Mateo County, Santa Clara County, Santa Cruz County, Solano County, Sonoma County, Yolo County

Application information

To apply for this scholarship, students must submit an online application, documentation of financial need, and the below application materials.

Essay

Proof of enrollment

Academic transcript

Letter of Recommendation

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Scholarship FAQ

Is this scholarship open to international students?

No, this scholarship is only open to U.S. Citizens, Permanent Residents and DACA students.

Who should I contact with any questions about this scholarship?

For any questions regarding this scholarship application, please contact Hispanic Foundation of Silicon Valley at [email protected].

Is this scholarship renewable?

Yes, the Latinos in Technology Scholarship is renewable.

Where can I find help writing my scholarship essay?

For help writing the essay component of this scholarship application, check out our guides How to Write a Winning Scholarship Essay and How to Start a Scholarship Essay (With Examples).

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