The 19th annual Silicon Valley Realtors Scholars Program for graduating seniors from 18 public high schools in Silicon Valley is underway.
The program is sponsored by the Charitable Foundation of the Silicon Valley Association of Realtors, a professional trade organization representing more than 5,000 realtors and affiliate members engaged in the real estate business on the Peninsula and in the South Bay.
The Realtors Scholars Program is a partnership with local high schools in the region. Principals and faculty at participating public high schools nominate three exceptional graduating seniors, and the program awards a $1,000 scholarship to one nominee from each school in recognition of his or her exemplary record, outstanding academic performance and community spirit. Since its inception, the program has awarded $324,000 to graduating students in Silicon Valley.
The scholars from the Class of 2018 will be selected from high schools in the communities served by members of SILVAR. A committee comprising representatives from SILVAR, the local business community and area high schools and colleges will make the final selections.
“The annual Silicon Valley Realtors Scholars Program is an opportunity for our members to show our support for our schools. We believe it is vital to invest in the future of our youth,” said Nina Yamaguchi, program chairwoman. “Our excellent educational institutions are a major reason why Silicon Valley is a top housing market. We thank the students, teachers, administrators and school board members in our communities for their hard work and dedication in making the schools in our communities among the best in California and in the nation.”
Participating schools include Los Altos, Mountain View, Homestead and Gunn high schools.
Scholarships are open to graduating seniors who plan to attend a four-year college or university. Information on the scholarships, including requirements and applications, may be obtained from the respective schools’ guidance or career counselors.
Completed applications must be returned to the high school’s principal or counselor by March 5 for submission to the Silicon Valley Realtors Charitable Foundation.