Scholarship

Amount

The William and Cora Saperstein Foundation awards two-year $1,000 scholarships to deserving students pursuing their associate degree in the San Mateo County Community College District.

Eligibility

Prospective full-time student pursuing an Associate Degree (2 year program) in the San Mateo County Community College District, that can demonstrate a need for financial support (an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number less than 5,800).

Decision

Approved as well as dismissed applicants are notified by e-mail before the end of July. The board does not give any motivation, neither to approvals nor to dismissals.

The application deadline is May 31, 2022.

Application

1

Apply for College

College needs to be within the San Mateo County Community College District.

2

Apply for WACS Foundation Scholarship

Application portal closes May 31st 2022. After candidate selection, if you qualify, the board will contact you for an interview before making its final decision. You will be notified whether you have been awarded or not by the end of July, 2022.

3

Enroll in classes

After you have enrolled in classes and submitted a record thereof, you will receive your first stipend installment.

During College

4

Submit Report

Submit a report of your progress after year one of college (inside and outside of school). Deadline is May 31st after being awarded the first scholarship.

5

Review

The board will review your report on year one to determine your second year scholarship eligibility.

6

Second Year Stipend

After you have enrolled in your second year classes and submitted a record thereof, you will receive your second stipend installment.

After College

7

Provide report of two-year experience

Submit a report of your Associate Degree experience (inside and outside of school). Deadline is May 31st after being awarded the 2nd scholarship.

8

Testimonial

The William and Cora Saperstein Foundation would love to share a short testimonial of how the scholarship impacted your education, and will contact you after you have finished your degree.

9

Pass the torch

Our hope is that WACS scholars will form a community. As new students are awarded scholarships we hope that senior students can mentor them along their junior college journey.