Goals for Education

Presented by Wells Fargo Bank and the San Jose Earthquakes, and powered by SVEF, Goals for Education offers up to 20 scholarships of $1500 to high school seniors who demonstrate a commitment to physical health, financial literacy, and STEM education. For every goal the San Jose Earthquakes score during the regular season, Wells Fargo will donate $500, up to $30,000. Applicants must be graduating from a Santa Clara County Public High School and enrolled in a 2 or 4 year college in the fall following their high school graduation. Track the Earthquakes goals and how much will be awarded here.


Congratulations to our 2019 recipients! A total of $25,500 was awarded to 17 talented Santa Clara County college-bound seniors, 16 of whom are first in their families to go to college. These students were honored during the pregame of a San Jose Earthquakes home game on June 8th. We wish them the best of luck as they pursue majors ranging from biochemical engineering to environmental science & management in schools including Cal Poly, UC Berkeley, De Anza, and San Jose State University.


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Meadows Neighborhood Scholarship

Thanks to the generosity of Bertha and Carl Ward, Meadows Neighborhood Scholarships of $500 - $1500 are available for qualified high school seniors attending Andrew Hill High School or Yerba Buena High School in San Jose, California. Applicants must have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and plans to major in a STEM field through at 2 or 4 year college in the fall after they graduate high school. Scholarships are awarded annually at the end of the school year to the most qualified students in need of financial aid to support their academic career. Recipients of the Meadows Scholarship are invited to reapply throughout their college career.

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Wells Fargo Change the Future Grant

SVEF and Wells Fargo are dedicated to improving education in the Silicon Valley. The Wells Fargo Change the Future Grant aims to engage students in computer science who may not otherwise have that exposure.

To apply, schools were asked to create a plan, align the initiatives of a club or class to their STEM goals, develop recruitment strategies, identify measurable outcomes, and explain how the grant would help make computer science sustainable and viable at their school.

Each of the following schools were awarded $10,000:

  • Renaissance Mathson Academy, Alum Rock Union School District

  • Renaissance Fischer Academy, Alum Rock Union School District

  • Downtown College Prep, East Side Union High School District

  • James Lick High School, East Side Union High School District

  • Ocala STEAM Academy, Alum Rock Union School District

  • Sunrise Middle School in San Jose

  • LeyVa Middle School, Evergreen Elementary School District

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ArtsEdConnect Grant

Since 2013, the ArtsEdConnect program, jointly managed by SVCREATES and Silicon Valley Education Foundation (SVEF), has given out over $600,000 in grants to Santa Clara County educators. In 2019, we are excited to announce that through the generosity of the County of Santa Clara and the Warmenhoven Family Foundation, $150,000 will be awarded to local teachers to support and encourage arts education with their students. Grants are available in the Fall and Spring.

The first round of 2019-2020 school year grants open on September 18, 2019 and close on October 2, 2019.

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