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Science Learning Institute


Scholarships provide students with opportunities to attend college, advance their knowledge and skills for workforce preparedness, and help them prepare for both academic opportunities and financial challenges after transfer.

About one in five students require financial aid; and as Foothill positions itself to build greater access to STEM education and technical careers for underserved populations, scholarships become ever more important for these students.

The scholarships focus on academically talented, financially needy students working to transfer to a 4-year university to complete an undergraduate degree in an engineering, math or science major. 

A major challenge for many students at Foothill College, especially students who are financially disadvantaged, is the need to work many hours to support themselves and/or their family.  The demanding academic load of a STEM major only adds to the challenge.

The Science Learning Institute scholarships will lower financial barriers and motivate our students while attending college full-time and preparing to transfer. The average cost for a Foothill live-at-home student with no dependents is $11,700 and with dependents $18,000.

The scholarships will range up to $4,200 per year for 3 years.

How to Apply

Apply for scholarships at the Foothill-De Anza District Financial Aid Scholarship site. Check back to see application openings for our SLI Scholarship listing.

Give to the Scholarship Fund

To support our STEM students, donate to the SLI  Scholarship Fund

Oxana Pantchenko

Questions?Please contact me!

Oxana S. Pantchenko Director, Science Learning Institute


Building 4100 Room 4120