MCEF is proud to offer a variety of scholarships to support our graduates. We want to thank the generous donors that support our students. We offer two types of scholarships, endowed (those that are designed to be given out continually and our regular scholarships, which will be given out until their funds are depleted. Applications are available at the beginning of Winter Break (in Feb) and are due on the last day of Spring Break (in April). This year there are over $5000 in scholarships available through MCEF.
Our endowed scholarships are generous donations that ensure that those scholarships are offered on a continual basis.
James A. & Di-Wen Julie Quan STEAM Scholarship
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 intends 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.
Danny Lau Memorial Scholarship
The Danny Lau Memorial Scholarship is to honor an inspirational leader in our community. Danny was a Milpitas Unified School Board member and a firm believer in getting our community to be involved in our public schools. Danny passed away on March 20, 2017, and will be forever in our hearts and memories. These two $500 scholarships are available to the Milpitas High School, Milpitas Middle College High School, or Calaveras High School Class of 2024 who are about to embark on a college education. Expect that 2024 is the last year for this scholarship.
Diana Orlando Scholarship
The Diana Orlando Scholarship honors Diana's 36 years as an educator and leader within Milpitas Unified School District. This $500 scholarship is sponsored by the Jung Family Charitable Trust. It is awarded to a senior in the Class of 2024, who is pursuing a career in education.
Calaveras Hills High School Community Scholarship
The Calaveras Hills High School Community Scholarship for students who will attend a California Community College or a Career Technical program after graduation.
Lisa Chan Memorial Scholarship
The Lisa Chan Memorial Scholarship is to honor the beloved wife of Robert Jung who lost her fight with cancer in March 2023. She was a trailblazer as a woman engineer working at Cisco Systems for over 25 years. There will be two $500 scholarships available to Milpitas High School, Milpitas Middle College High School, or Calaveras High School Class of 2024 who are ready to embark on a science or technology-related field. Expect the scholarship to continue through 2030.
Bolder Actions Scholarship
These two $500 scholarships identify students who go beyond academic achievements, aiming to celebrate students who contribute positively to society through their selfless actions. Whether through community service, leadership, or fostering inclusivity, recipients of such scholarships embody the values of compassion and civic responsibility. By fostering a culture that values good citizenship, these grants not only support education but also inspire a generation of socially conscious individuals who actively contribute to the betterment of their communities.