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San Jose, CA Area Scholarships

San Jose (pron.: /?sæn ho??ze?/; Spanish: St. Joseph) is the third-largest city in California, the tenth-largest in the U.S., and the county seat of Santa Clara County which is located at the southern end of San Francisco Bay. San Jose is the largest city within Silicon Valley, which is a major component of the greater San Francisco Bay Area, a region of 8.4 million people and the fifth largest metropolitan area (CSA) in the United States. It is the largest city in Northern California.

San Jose was founded on November 29, 1777, as El Pueblo de San José de Guadalupe, the first civilian town in the Spanish colony of Nueva California, which later became Alta California. The city served as a farming community to support Spanish military installations at San Francisco and Monterey. When California gained statehood in 1850, San Jose served as its first capital.

After more than 150 years as a small farming city, San Jose and the surrounding Santa Clara Valley became the last (and largest) contiguous area of undeveloped land surrounding the San Francisco Bay. San Jose experienced increased demand for housing from soldiers and veterans returning from World War II. San Jose then continued its aggressive expansion during the 1950s and 1960s by annexing more land area. The rapid growth of the high-technology and electronics industries further accelerated the transition from an agricultural center, to an urbanized metropolitan area.

By the 1990s, San Jose's location within the booming local technology industry earned the city its nickname, Capital of Silicon Valley. San Jose now maintains global city status and is the largest city in the San Francisco Bay Area in terms of population, land area, and industrial development. The U.S. Census Bureau reported the population of the city to be 945,942 as of the 2010 Census. As of April 2012, the estimated population of San Jose was 958,966.

San Jose, along with the Santa Clara Valley, experienced about half a century of spectacular suburban sprawl, with characteristics of intense urbanization similar to the Los Angeles area of Southern California. The city has taken definite steps to avoid becoming "L.A. North". However, the sprawl in San Jose is worse than in Los Angeles by measures such as population density and public transit safety, investment, and ridership .

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San Jose, CA Area Scholarships

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Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship

Golden 1 Credit Union

Up to $5,000 January 31, 2019 See Details

Golden 1 Credit Union Scholarship

Golden 1 Credit Union

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Up to $5,000

deadline

January 31, 2019
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Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Calaveras Big Trees Association

$1,500 April 15, 2019 See Details

Emily M. Hewitt Memorial Scholarship

Calaveras Big Trees Association

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$1,500

deadline

April 15, 2019
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Latina Leadership Network Scholarship

Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges

$500 February 01, 2019 See Details

Latina Leadership Network Scholarship

Latina Leadership Network of the California Community Colleges

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$500

deadline

February 01, 2019
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Directing Change Student Film Contest

Each Mind Matters

Up to $500 March 01, 2019 See Details

Directing Change Student Film Contest

Each Mind Matters

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Up to $500

deadline

March 01, 2019
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Schools in and around San Jose, CA

San Jose State University
Four or more years; Public; $16,632 average out-state tuition; $5,472 average in-state tuition
San Jose City College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,580 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Evergreen Valley College
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Public; $6,580 average out-state tuition; $1,008 average in-state tuition
Carrington College California-San Jose
At least 2 but less than 4 years; Private for profit
The National Hispanic University
Four or more years; Private for profit; $7,608 average out-state tuition; $7,608 average in-state tuition
University of Phoenix-Bay Area Campus
Four or more years; Private for profit; $11,964 average out-state tuition; $11,964 average in-state tuition
International Technological University
Four or more years; Private not for profit; $0 average out-state tuition; $0 average in-state tuition