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James A. & Di-Wen Julie Quan
Endowed Scholarship 2024


The James A. & Di-Wen Julie Quan STEAM Scholarship is to help women succeed in STEAM careers. There will be one $1,000 scholarship available to a Milpitas High School, Milpitas Middle College High School, or Calaveras High School Class of 2024 female student who is intending to graduate with a Bachelor's degree in STEAM (science/medicine, technology, engineering, arts, or mathematics) from a four-year accredited college . This scholarship will be awarded at the MHS Senior Awards Ceremony or Calaveras HS graduation and will be administered by the Milpitas Community Education Foundation. We anticipate offering this scholarship on a annual basis.


  • Must be a senior who identifies as a woman at Milpitas High School, Milpitas Middle College High School, or Calaveras High School, graduating in the Class of 2024.

  • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA, and provide an unofficial copy of your high school transcript.

  • Must plan on attending a 4-year college or university in the Fall of 2024 and taking a "full-time student" class load

  • Must compose a 1000-word essay on the following topic:

Why STEAM? What drew you to pursue a career in a STEAM field? What is your intended profession/career aspirations related to your major?

The essay should describe:

  • Specific examples of your dedication to this field.


To be published on this page:

  • Name

  • Photo

  • College or University

  • Major

  • Intended profession

  • 100-word paragraph on why you chose this profession/career


Deadline: Sunday, April 21, 2024, 11.59 pm - Online Submission

NOTE: Applicants need to use their Gmail accounts to complete the online application.


We offer two ways to donate to the scholarship:

  • Online, please use the button below. 

  • If you wish to mail a check to support this scholarship, please write the check to:

Milpitas Community Education Foundation
James A. & Di-Wen Julie Quan Scholarship,
1765 Landess Ave

Milpitas, CA 95035.




Applications are now closed

2024 Winner

Prarthana Prasad.jpg

Prarthana Prasad

California University of Polytechnic State University,

San Luis Obispo

Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence, & Entrepreneurship

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