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Please Give during our Fundraising Drive: Ends March 15!

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ONLINE APPLICATION IS NOW OPEN FOR 2017 SCHOLARSHIPS! [click here]

¡LA SOLICITUD EN LÍNEA ESTÁ ABIERTA PARA LAS BECAS DE 2017! [para en Espanol]

APPLICATION DUE DATE: Monday, March 6, 2017


Our Story:

The Gunn Foundation, launched in 1968, raises funds to provide need-based scholarships to Gunn High School seniors. For the past 48 years, scholarships have been made possible through generous donations from members of the Gunn community, Palo Alto and the Bay Area – including parents, teachers, administrators, alumni and neighbors. We welcome donations from anyone who would like to make a difference in a student’s life.

Scholarships:

Scholarship recipients are evaluated on academic performance and financial need. Our scholarships provide unrestricted funds for students entering their first year of college. The funds can be used to help with tuition, fees, books, transportation, and other financial impediments to achieving a college degree on a tight budget. Awards range from $500 to $3,500 per student.

2016 Awardees:

This year, $80,500 in scholarships were awarded to 29 deserving students in the Class of 2016, many of whom are first-generation college students who have overcome significant personal and financial challenges to pursue further education.

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How your donation can make a difference:

We are grateful to the generous and supportive Palo Alto community and beyond, who want to make college a reality for an under-served, often first-generation college student from Gunn HS.  Your donation will provide an invaluable opportunity to our students to attend college with minimal financial burden, and are integral to our foundation’s fundraising efforts.

It’s easy to make a donation.  We use PayPal, so you can make your contribution online. To donate, please click here.

Our grateful recipients….in their words:

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Gunn Foundation Board:

The Foundation’s all-volunteer board is comprised of parents, staff, alumni, and members of the community. Our enthusiastic board members are committed to supporting deserving Gunn High School seniors in achieving their educational goals.

 


The Gunn Foundation has been featured in the local Palo Alto Press.  Read more on our NEWS page! And please visit and ‘Like’ our Facebook Page


The Gunn Foundation is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, charitable organization, bearing Tax Identification Number 94-6182158.