Foothill University Pathway Scholarship

This scholarship is to support Foothill students who are planning to transfer to a four-year college or university. Once awarded, the scholarship is renewable for up to two years (three years total) as long as the recipient meets the continued eligibility requirements. See below for details.
*Note: If you are a De Anza student, please apply for the De Anza University Pathway Scholarship.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Applicant must be planning to transfer from Foothill College to a 4-year college or university.

2. Applicant must be a resident of San Mateo County or Santa Clara County.

3. Applicant must be enrolled in at least 6 units at Foothill College at the time of the scholarship deadline and disbursement of scholarship funds. Scholarship funds will be disbursed during each primary term (Fall, Winter and Spring).

4. Applicant’s cumulative Foothill GPA must be a 3.00 or higher.

5. Applicant must demonstrate financial need: Applicant must file a current school year’s financial aid application (the FAFSA at for U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens, or the California Dream Act Application at for undocumented students who qualify for AB540 status) at least one week prior to the scholarship application deadline by 4:00pm. NOTE: Undocumented students who do not qualify for AB540 status should contact the Financial Aid Office for guidance about completing a financial aid application.

6. Applicant must upload a letter of recommendation from a former or current instructor, employer or pastor.

Special Instructions:
1. In your My Story essay that is part of your general application, be sure to identify specific obstacles to your continued progress, and demonstrate your strong motivation and commitment to transferring to a 4-year college or university.

Continued Eligibility Requirements
Once awarded, recipient must meet the following requirements each quarter in order to be eligible to continue to receive the scholarship award money and, if applicable, for the scholarship to be automatically renewed for up to two years at Foothill.

1. Recipient must continue to plan to transfer from Foothill to a 4-year college or university.

2. Recipient must enroll and remain enrolled in at least 6 units at Foothill during each quarter he/she receives scholarship award money.

3. Recipient must maintain a minimum 3.00 cumulative GPA at Foothill.

4. In order for the scholarship to be renewed for subsequent years of study at Foothill, recipient must demonstrate financial need as determined through completion of a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application for those school years.

5. If a student finishes before the 3-year renewal the remaining amount scholarship award will be distributed to the student upon proof of enrollment to a 4-year institution. Student is to notify Financial Aid office of the timing of their transfer and the transfer to a 4-year institution within 6 months of Foothill.

Urbanek Family Foundation
$9,000 [$3,000 per year, $1K per quarter, up to 3 years)
Foothill College
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you planning to transfer to a 4-year college or university?
  2. Are you currently residing in San Mateo or Santa Clara county?
  3. Please provide a current or former instructor's, employer's or pastor's name and email address for a letter of recommendation. *Note: When you save or submit your application for this scholarship, an email will be sent to this person requesting that he/she write and upload a letter of recommendation for you. Please contact this person before you save or submit your application to ensure that he/she can write the letter for you by the scholarship deadline.
  4. Which is your primary school for the current academic year?