The San Jose Earthquakes are pleased to announce their partnership with the Bay Area All-Star Scholarship Team Program (BAASST). The Earthquakes will join the Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s, Oakland Raiders, San Francisco 49ers, San Francisco Giants and San Jose Sharks to award a $5,000 scholarship to a deserving college-bound student on behalf of the Earthquakes Community Fund.
Each participating sports team has contributed to the scholarship program in a collective effort to assist Bay Area high school students achieve their goals of higher education. This unique committee is the first of its kind in the realm of professional sports.
The Bay Area All-Star Scholarship:
The Bay Area All-Star Scholarships will be awarded to seven outstanding and well-rounded students residing within the Bay Area’s nine counties. All public high schools within these counties are encouraged to nominate two male and two female students for this prestigious college award. Each award recipient will receive a scholarship in the amount of $5,000 and will be recognized at team ceremonies.
A teacher, coach or school administrator must nominate all scholarship candidates. To nominate a student(s), the school official must write a letter of recommendation describing the unique qualities, achievements and circumstances that make the student(s) an exceptional scholarship nominee.
Student applicants must meet the following criteria for nomination:
· Be a college-bound senior currently attending a Bay Area public high school
· Be a legal resident
· Display leadership qualities in and out of the classroom
· Have a minimum grade point average of 3.0 from sophomore to senior year of high school
· Demonstrate the value of education, good work ethic and community outreach
· Demonstrate a commitment to extracurricular activities
There will be no discrimination regardless of gender, race or religion when choosing a successful scholarship recipient.
Immediate family members, relatives and front office employees in association with the selection committee and the sponsoring sports teams are not eligible for consideration of a scholarship.