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Grove Scholars Program

The Grove Scholars Application is now available!

Application Requirements

  1. Complete the Grove Scholars Program Application, which includes the three essay questions (see details below)
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application for the current academic year.
  3. Enroll in an Career or Technical Education program on the Approved CTE Programs list.
  4. Have completed a Student Education Plan (SEP) that was created after July 1st, 2019, that includes at least two semesters of course planning and one (1) CTE course in the current semester.
  5. Have at least a 2.0 GPA and 75% completion rate (applies to continuing students only).
  6. Be a full-time student at Skyline College.

Application Deadline:
February 4th, 2020

Apply online

submit your application
by 3:00 pm on Tuesday,
February 4th, 2020.
Apply Here!
(Get your Essays Ready First)

 

This online application is only for students who have not been awarded the Grove Scholarship in the past.  If you have been previously selected for the Grove Scholarship and wish to apply for renewal, you must request a renewal application by sending an email to grovescholar@smccd.edu. Online applications submitted by renewal applicants will not be considered.

For more information or assistance with the application process, students should email us at grovescholar@smccd.edu or contact SparkPoint at Skyline College.

The Grove selection committee will review your application and will notify you via e-mail, if selected, by February 13th, 2020. You must accept via email to grovescholar@smccd.edu by February 17th, 2020.

Tips on the essay questions:

This application has three separate essay questions, all of which must be submitted for the application to be accepted. It is recommended to complete these 3 essays BEFORE starting the application form, so that you can copy/paste each essay into the appropriate section of the application.  There is a strict 2,000 character limit on each response, so please be mindful to not exceed it.

 

Essay 1: Personal Statement/Statement of Need

Share with us your current financial situation and describe how you plan to use the Grove Scholarship funds. (2,000 character limit).

Essay 2: Academic Commitment

Please demonstrate your commitment to your academic program and describe how you have overcome or prevented academic obstacles. (2,000 character limit).

Essay 3: Career Counseling and Financial Coaching Meetings:

What is your 5 year professional plan after you complete your certificate program at Skyline College and what steps have you taken toward achieving your career goal? Please provide detailed examples showing what you have done to prepare to enter the job market, including work experience, internships, volunteer work, job shadowing, etc. (2,000 character limit).

About the Grove Scholars Program

Through funding from The Grove Foundation, SparkPoint at Skyline College is proud to offer a needs-based educational scholarship to students pursuing certificates in Career and Technical Education programs at Skyline College.  View the Approved CTE Programs list.

Students may be awarded up to $2,000 for the semester. To date, over 400 of these $2,000 scholarships have been awarded to Skyline College students. Scholars participate in financial education workshops and individual financial coaching, career counseling, and additional services to support academic success and goals. The scholarship is offered each semester and there is a competitive application process a student will need to complete.