Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship Application
For the 2020-2021 Academic Year
Eligibility for the Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship:
This scholarship fund is open solely to community college students in Santa Clara County who
are transferring this academic year to a four-year university with junior year status.
Students are encouraged to apply who have overcome obstacles to obtain a college education,
including but not limited to: racial, religious, minority and/ or immigrant status, LGBTQ,
disability, foster child, and/ or poverty. Most first year recipients are eligible for a second
Applications are confidential and will be accepted during the months of February,
March, and April, 2020. Applications must be received by April 30, 2020. Recipients
will be notified no later than May 24, 2020.
Obtain at least two reference letters. One must be from an organization where you
have done volunteer work.
Obtain an official transcript from your present college and from all others previously
attended. We do not accept unofficial transcripts.
Write a personal essay (not more than 750 words) describing yourself, your family
experience, your community involvement or volunteer work you have done, your
educational and professional goals, and how these goals relate to a vision for a better
world. Why do you meet the qualifications of this scholarship?
Mail/ Drop off your application, reference letters, college acceptance letter/s, and
personal essay to the following address:
Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship
c/o Friends of Human Relations
14850 East Hills Drive
San Jose, CA 95127
Note that you may either include your sealed official transcript with the above
application material or have your college mail it directly to the above address. Do not
send any document via registered or certified mail.
We will do much of our communication with you via email, so please ensure you provide us
with an email address that you use and check regularly. Please make sure your email
address is written or typed correctly and is legible.
Instructions: Complete and print the following application. Be sure to sign the form.