How to Apply

  1. Go to www.deanza.edu/financialaid/types/scholarships.html
  2. Click on the AcademicWorks link
  3. Click on Sign In With You Institution
  4. Sign In using your Campuswide ID and MyPortal Password
  5. Complete the application, the Scholarships are listed on the Opportunities tab.

DASG General Scholarship 

Description:

Up to 4 scholarships awarded annually, comprising of 2 Need-Based and 2 Merit-Based. Intended to support students who have demonstrated leadership and/or community involvement while attending De Anza College.

Requirements:

  • Be a current DASG constituent or DASG card holder.
  • Not have received a DASG scholarship within the current nor previous academic year.
  • Have completed at least twelve (12) quarter units at De Anza College.
  • Be enrolled in at least eight (8) quarter units for college credit at De Anza College.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) at De Anza College.
  • Not be a current or former DASG Senator.

PART 1 - Mandatory Essay

Write a 300-500 word essay titled "DASG: (write your own title)" answering the question "During your time at De Anza College, how have you positively contributed to your campus and promoted equity in your local community? How have you grown through these experiences? How do you hope to utilize these experiences in future endeavors? (Please specify what groups you contributed to in these experiences).” 

PART 2 - Specific Essay

If you would like to be considered for the Need-Based General Scholarship, write a 150-250 word essay titled “DASG: Merit Essay” answering the question “Describe a barrier/challenge to education you have faced and how you overcame it?”

If you would like to be considered for the Merit-Based General Scholarship, write a 150-250 word essay titled “DASG: Merit Essay” answering the question “Beyond what you have already mentioned in your application so far, what do you think makes you stand out?”

Amount:

4 Awards (2 Need-Based & 2 Merit-Based) @$500 

Silvia Chalista Memorial DASG Scholarship Sponsored by De Anza Student Government (DASG)

Description:

Silvia Chalista was a De Anza student from 2018 to 2020. During her time at De Anza, she worked as a Senior Tutor in the Student Success Center, served as the Treasurer of the PERMIAS Indonesian Students Organization, and interned for the DASG Finance Committee. Despite her many responsibilities, her friends remember her for maintaining a vibrant social life. Just before completing her AA degree in Applied Mathematics and transferring out to her dream university, Silvia was involved in a fatal car crash that ended her life. She was extraordinary in more ways than one, teaching all of us what it meant to live life to the fullest. Her giving nature, bubbly personality, and contagious smile will forever remain in our hearts. The Silvia Chalista Memorial DASG Scholarship was made in her honor.

Purpose:

To commemorate Silvia’s memory and acknowledge her contributions to DASG, this scholarship is awarded annually to one student who displays a dedication to serve and better their community.

Requirements:

  • Be a current DASG constituent or DASG card holder.
  • Not have received a DASG scholarship within the current nor previous academic year.
  • Have completed at least twelve (12) quarter units at De Anza College.
  • Be enrolled in at least eight (8) quarter units for college credit at De Anza College.
  • Have a minimum cumulative 2.5 Grade Point Average (GPA) at De Anza College.
  • Not be a current or former DASG Senator.
  • Answer two of the following questions in no less than 300 words each:
    1. How do you live your life to the fullest? What makes you smile?
    2. What does “extraordinary” mean to you?
    3. Tell us a time where you feel you made an impact on someone else’s lives?

Amount:

1 Award @$800

General information about Financial Aid at De Anza can be found at www.deanza.edu/financialaid.

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