The East Side Education Foundation is proud to offer scholarships of $1,000 and up to Spartan East Side Promise students at San José State University. Incoming first-year students and returning students are eligible to apply, provided they meet the following criteria:

  1. Graduated from a traditional public high school in the East Side Union High School District;
  2. Completed (or plan to complete) the Spartan East Side Promise Summer Program; and
  3. Have NOT previously received a Spartan East Side Promise scholarship from the East Side Education Foundation.

NOTE: Special consideration will be given to students who are the first in their families to attend college and those who participated in the Elevate [Math] program in Middle School. (Neither of these are requirements of eligibility.)

We are also actively seeking applicants who have experienced homelessness and/or the foster care system at some point in their lives.

Please note that the application window officially closed on Friday, July 21st.

Applicants will be notified of award decisions on or around Sunday, September 10th. There will be an in-person event to honor the scholarship award winners in the Fall.

Since 2020, ESEF has awarded $81,500 to 76 Spartan East Side Promise Students to support their education journeys by helping them pay for basic expenses. These scholarships are made possible with support from the House Family Foundation, Valley Medical Center Foundation, the County of Santa Clara, and community members like you. You can make a donation to the Scholarship Fund here.

If you have any questions, please send an email to [email protected] with "Scholarships" in the subject line. And #GoSpartans!