Foothill Jason Whitten Memorial Scholarship

A determined young man, Jason did not go to school until he was 15 where he first learned to read. Jason loved education, reading and writing, co-founding the Alta Vista Poetry Writer’s Workshop when he was 17 and receiving the Outstanding Student in English Award at Foothill College in his freshman year. Jason was an outstanding student with a bright, winning smile and a kind heart, who aimed to use his education to help others, especially the disadvantaged. He believed that “hard work and dedication will get you a long way” and showed this through his academic success and caring spirit in spite of remarkable adversity.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Foothill College at the time of the scholarship deadline and disbursement of scholarship funds.

2. Applicant’s cumulative Foothill GPA must be a 2.50 or higher.

3. Applicant must be a continuing student who has persevered academically having overcome a great hardship.

Special Instructions:
1. Answers to the supplemental questions will play a major role in selection of the scholarship recipient.

Maureen McNichols and Rod Kramer
$1000 (30 awards available)
Foothill College
Supplemental Questions
  1. This scholarship is intended for those students who have faced significant challenges yet continue to persevere. Please explain how you have persevered in working to achieve your academic goals.
  2. Which is your primary school for the current academic year?