The 18th Annual Student Scholarship Award Ceremony will award scholarships to over 280 Skyline College students on Thursday, May 9, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. in the Theater, located in Building 1 at 3300 College Drive, San Bruno, CA 94066. A reception for the scholarship recipients and donors will be held immediately before the ceremony in the Fireside Dining Room on campus, located in Building 6, beginning at 4:00 p.m. Skyline College students will be presented with 344 awards totaling more than $249,000 in scholarship funds thanks to community support.
The prestigious Karl S. Pister scholarship will be awarded at the ceremony on May 9, 2019 to a Skyline College student who will complete his or her undergraduate studies at University of California, Santa Cruz. The scholarship provides $20,000 over two years, and assistance in securing additional funding, to a transfer-eligible student who shows exceptional achievement despite adverse socio-economic status, has demonstrated commitment to assisting and improving the lives of others, and would not otherwise be able to attend the University of California, Santa Cruz due to financial need. This highly competitive scholarship is awarded to only 13 students nationwide.
“Taking a minute to recognize the achievements of students alongside their families is truly an honor for me as President of Skyline College. We are proud to provide over 300 scholarships this year, thanks to the generosity of the San Mateo County Community Colleges foundation and donors from the community, including many college faculty and staff. For many students, these scholarships make a significant difference in their ability to get in, get through and graduate, on time and we’re here to help them do just that,” said Regina Stanback Stroud, Ed.D., President of Skyline College.
Many of the scholarships students received are generous donations from the community secured through the fundraising efforts of the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation. The Foundation’s mission is to promote student success and to nourish program innovation and excellence by providing special financial support for the District’s three colleges including Skyline College. For more information on the Foundation’s scholarship program or to donate to Skyline College, please contact the San Mateo Community College District Foundation at (650) 358-6871.
Article by Cherie Colin