Foothill Great Perseverance Scholarship

To recognize students who have overcome a great hardship, such as being the first in their family to go to college, having lived with a disability, overcoming economic hardship, having re-entered college after a period of absence, being a single parent, etc., and who have persevered academically.

One special $1,500 scholarship in honor of Susan Korol Pey.

Minimum Qualifications:
1. Applicant must have overcome a great hardship and persevered academically.

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

3. Applicant’s cumulative Foothill GPA must be a 2.00 or higher.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Some scholarship funds are designated for first generation college students.

Denise Smith-Hams and Stephen Hams
Foothill Great Perseverance Scholarship Donors
Estate of Nickolas and Shirley Krea
Iris and Hal Korol
14 @ $500; 1 @ $1,500
Foothill College
Supplemental Questions
  1. Are you the first in your family to attend college?
  2. (Optional) Describe the hardship(s) you have overcome and how you have persevered academically. NOTE: You only need to answer if you did not address this topic in your "My Story" essay or would like to expand on it.
  3. What have you learned from overcoming hardship and how will you use that knowledge to move forward in your academic and career pursuits?
  4. Which is your primary school for the current academic year?