The Krishnan-Shah Family Scholarship was established by Ajay Shah, Lata Krishnan, and their family. This scholarship program seeks to support financially needy students with academic potential and demonstrated community involvement, and provide meaningful and ongoing financial support to ensure that students complete their undergraduate degree.
Open to a graduating high school senior residing in the greater Silicon Valley Region (includes Santa Clara County, San Mateo County, San Francisco County, Alameda County, and Santa Cruz County), or current community college student who graduated from a high school within the five listed counties. Up to $40,000 (paid over four years).
Must be a first-generation college student (neither parent earned a four-year college degree), pursuing a first undergraduate degree, and planning to enroll in a four-year college or university on a full-time basis in the upcoming fall session. Maximum cumulative grade point average of 3.75 on a 4.0 scale. Must have demonstrated involvement in activities (extracurricular, volunteer, paid, etc.) and demonstrated financial need or hardship.
- 3.5 Minimum GPA
- Type of institution award is open to: two-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: four-year college
- Type of institution award is open to: trade/technical school
- Award is available to U.S. citizens
- Application form required
- Transcript required
- Financial need analysis required
- Essay required
- Recommendations or references required
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