Fall 2016, Spring 2017 scholarship recipents

How to Apply

The Friends of Chabot College Scholarships applications will be open from January 29, 2018 through March 23, 2018. Contact The Friends of Chabot College at 510.723.6633 or friendsofchabot@chabotcollege.edu with questions.

The Friends of Chabot College is proud to provide over $44,000 worth of scholarships to Chabot College students during the 2016/17 Academic year.


The Friends of Chabot College Scholarships

Asian Pacific Islander Education Association (APIEA) Scholarship

Asian Pacific Islander Education Association (APIEA) Scholarship – 2 scholarship @ $500

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship recognizes students with significant experience with Asian Pacific Islander community and culture, showing persistence in achieving their career and educational goals, and demonstrating a need for support in reaching their future goals.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 12 units or more.
  • Applicant must have completed at least 12 credit hours at Chabot College.

Barnes and Noble Scholarship

Barnes & Noble Scholarship – 4 scholarships @ $1,000 Chabot College Bookstore gift cards

Barnes and Noble is the world’s largest bookstore and the vendor responsible for managing the Chabot College Bookstore.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide Chabot College students with books and supplies.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 12 units or more.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Mark L. Eisenberg Memorial Scholarship

Mark L. Eisenberg Scholarship – 2 scholarships @ $500

Mark L. Eisenberg was a Chabot College alumnus who after facing a series of personal challenges found success as a local attorney.

Purpose:The purpose of this scholarship is to support students majoring in one of the STEM fields (Computer Science, Chemistry, Engineering, Physics, Biology or Mathematics) with financial need.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 12 units or more.
  • Applicants must have completed at least 12 semester units at Chabot College.
  • Applicant must be a STEM major.
  • Demonstrate Financial Need.

Fremont Bank Scholarship

Fremont Bank Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $1,000

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to support students majoring in Applied Technology & Business.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a Applied Technology or Business Major
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Scholarship

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $500 plus one year membership dues IMA-East Bay/Northern California Chapter

The Institute of Management Accounts (IMA) is a professional organization of accountants and financial managers. They would like to assist students in learning about the accounting and financial management profession, exploring career options, and building one’s résumé and professional network.                                            

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to support students majoring in Accounting.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must currently be enrolled at Chabot College with a declare Accounting or Business major.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrates service to campus and/or community.

Dr. Glenn Leuning Scholarship

Dr. Glenn Leuning Scholarship - 1 scholarship @ $1,000

Dr. Glenn Leuning was a member of the Chabot College Counseling Division from 1964 to 1971. He was appointed Chairperson for the Humanities Department in 1971, and served in that capacity until his retirement in 1978. Dr. Leuning believes that all students who qualify should have the opportunity to attend college and receive the support of others.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide general support to Chabot College students who are transferring to a four-year-college.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 12 units or more.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • Completed English 1A with a grade of B or higher.
  • Applicant must be transferring to a 4 year college.

Miranda Lux Scholarship

Miranda Lux Scholarship – 6 scholarships @ $1,250

Miranda Lux was a 19th century woman whose legacy today is the foundation that bears her name. When she died in 1894, her will contained a provision for $500,000 to be invested in the perpetuation of students’ educational prospects in the world. Her generous legacy continues on.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to support Chabot College students, ages 18 to 22, who are in the early phase of their college studies.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants be between the ages of 18 to 22, or in the first or second year of study at Chabot College.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

Melinda Matsuda EOPS Scholarship

Melinda Matsuda EOPS Scholarship – 2 scholarships @ $500

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize two EOPS students who are first generation college students and have overcome life’s obstacles to accomplish their educational goals.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant must be an EOPS Student in good standing.

Melinda Matsuda EOPS Scholarship

Melinda Matsuda STRIVING BLACK BROTHERS Coalition  Scholarship – 2 scholarships @ $500

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize two Striving Black Brothers who have overcome the odds to accomplish their educational goals.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a current SBBC student in good standing.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.

Ellen LaFleur McIlroy Scholarship

Ellen LaFleur McIlroy Memorial Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $3,000

Dr. Ellen LaFleur McIlroy taught English at Chabot College from 1966 to 1998. She earned her doctorate from the University of California, Berkeley. In addition to her scholarly work, she was the first female Episcopal priest to be ordained in the United States.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide support to Chabot College students, who are Language Arts major, and have accepted to an accredited four-year college.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 12 units or more.
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicants must be Language Arts major.

Edward E. and Donna L. Martins Scholarship

Edward and Donna Martins Scholarship – 5 scholarships @ $1,000

In 1961 distinguished local attorney Edward E. Martins was elected to the Board of Trustees for the South County Community College District, as it was called then. After one term, he relinquished his position because he believed that elective service ought to be circulated among the citizenry. Edward and his wife Donna (a Chabot College alumnus) have a deep commitment to Chabot students and their success.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide general support to Chabot students.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 12 units or more.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.

OSHER Scholarship

OSHER Scholarship

Full-time (12 or more units per term) = up to $500/semester
Three-quarter-time (9 - 11.99 units per term) = up to $375/ semester
Half-time (6 - 8.99 units per term) = up to $250/semester.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must be a Chabot College student, with 24 degree applicable units by the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester.
  • Must be receiving the Board of Governors (BOG) Fee Waiver for the 2018 – 2019 year
  • Must have applied for a FAFSA or the CA Dream Act application for the 2018 – 2019 school year and demonstrate financial need.
  • Student must meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards, with a minimum 2.00 cumulative GPA during all terms in which the award remains active.
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 units during all terms in which the award remains active.

Peter Sategna – Del Della Dora Veterans Scholarship

Peter Sategna & Del Della Dora Memorial Scholarship Scholarship – 2 scholarships @ $2,500

Peter Sategna and Del Della Dora were each veterans of World War II and they believed that all students ought to be able to achieve the highest level of education as they desire.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to support student veterans.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicants must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 12 units or more.
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • Demonstrate Financial need (Chabot College Financial Need Analysis Form).
  • Applicant must be an honorably discharged veteran or active member of the U.S. Armed Forces.

Natalie P. Silvka Scholarship

Natalie P. Silvka Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $1,000

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to assist students with any legal assistance and other needs.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an international student with a valid I-20 from Chabot College
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at Chabot College.

Please note - Any information regarding immigration status is protected by the Family Educational Rights and PrivacyAct (FERPA) and cannot be shared with any outside individuals or agencies. Additional Requirement - Please indicate status as undocumented in at least one of the two mandatory essay questions.


Sylvia and Juan Espinoza Memorial Scholarship

Sylvia & Juan Espinoza Memorial Scholarship – 12 scholarships @ $150

Davida Scott has funded and named a scholarship in the memory of her friends Sylvia & Juan Espinoza. It is intended for students who have graduated from either Brenkwitz Alternative High School or the Hayward Community Day School, and enroll at Chabot College.

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to provide books and school supplies for students graduated from either Brenkwitz Continuation High School or the Hayward Community School, and who will be attending Chabot College in the fall semester following high school graduation.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a graduate from Brenkwitz Continuation High School or the Hayward Community School.
  • Applicants must be a high school senior.

Office of Student Life Endowed Scholarships

Pacific Dining Scholarship

Pacific Dining Scholarship – 2 scholarships @ $500

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize four students who will be transferring to a 4-year college.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be transferring to a 4-year college.
  • Accumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Marylou Cisneros Memorial Veterans Scholarship

Marylou Cisneros Memorial Veterans Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $500

Purpose: The purpose of the fund is to help a veteran or active member from a branch of the United States Armed Forces continue their educational pursuits.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be an honorably discharged veteran or active member of the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled at Chabot College in 6 units or more.

Zermeño Family Scholarship

Zermeño Family Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $500

Purpose: The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize a Latina student who is committed to the community, to education, and to family.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must be a PUENTE participant in good standing.
  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.

Chabot College Classified Senate Scholarship

Chabot College Classified Senate Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $500

Purpose: This scholarship, is to acknowledge the work and contribution made by Student Assistants at Chabot College. Only currently working Student Assistants may apply.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Applicant must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher.
  • Applicant must be currently working as a Student Assistant on campus.

Student Senate of Chabot College Scholarships

President’s Award for Student Leadership – 2 scholarships @ $1,000


Board of Trustees Award for Academic Excellence – 1 scholarship @ $1,000 - 3.5 GPA


Reed L. Buffington Scholarship for Outstanding Contributions to Chabot College – 1 scholarship @ $1,000


International Student Scholarship – 3 scholarships @ $1000
Additional Requirement - Please submit a copy of the first page of your I-20 immigration form issued by Chabot College.


Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Service Award – 2 scholarships @ $1,000


Cesar Chavez Community Service Award – 2 scholarships @ $1,000


Student Athlete Scholarship – 2 scholarships @ $1,000
Additional Requirement - Statement letter from coach confirming “athlete” status


Student Veteran Scholarship – 2 scholarships @$1,000
Additional Requirement - U.S. Military Discharge Document or letter from the Chabot Veteran’s Affairs Office verifying Veteran status


Non-Traditional Student/ Returning Student Scholarship – 1 scholarship @ $1,000
Additional Requirement - College transcript must demonstrate a gap of at least two years in academic studies


Undocumented Student Scholarship – 3 scholarships @ $1000
(1 - AB540 recipient, 1- undocumented not receiving AB540, 1 - open) For students with Undocumented status, AB540, and DACA recipients.

Please note - Any information regarding immigration status is protected by the Family Educational Rights and PrivacyAct (FERPA) and cannot be shared with any outside individuals or agencies. Additional Requirement - Please indicate status as undocumented in at least one of the two mandatory essay questions.


Part-Time Student Scholarship – 2 scholarships @ $500
Additional Requirements - Minimum of 6 units completed at Chabot College and Currently enrolled in 3-11.5 units during Spring 2017 semester


Student Senate Scholarship – 20 scholarships @ $500 (Chabot Bookstore gift card)

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