The Friends of Human Relations of Santa Clara County is a nonprofit organization founded in 1985 by Jim McEntee.  (The Jim McEntee Legacy Committee is now completely incorporated into The Friends of Human Relations.)  The mission of  Friends today is to continue Jim’s vision and spirit in the community.  The Friends board currently oversees the Jim McEntee Legacy Art Project, raises funds for the McEntee Legacy College Scholarship Awards, and serves as the fiscal agent for the County’s Office of Human Relations and the Institute for Nonviolence.

Jim McEntee's favorite quotation

2015 Scholarship Application Now Available

This year we will be awarding eight $1,500 scholarships to Santa Clara County community college students transferring with junior status to a four-year university. Click here for a scholarship application form. Completed applications are due April 30, 2015. In addition we will be awarding four $1,500 to previous scholarship winners.

2015 Scholarship Fundraiser

The fourth annual Jim McEntee Memorial Scholarship Fundraiser will be held Friday, April 17, 5:30-7:30 pm at MACLA, 510 South First Street, San Jose. Click here for 2014 event photos and click here for the 2015 event flyer.

This year's program will feature our special guest, Supervisor Dave Cortese, President of the County Board of Supervisors. Guests will also enjoy Indian appetizers & desserts from Peacock restaurant, Cupertino, international music from KAWEH, and once again preview some of the best of contemporary Latino art from MACLA’s 17th Annual Auction on display in the gallery.

2014 Scholarship Winners Selected

Eight scholarships were awarded to students transferring to a four-year school for their junior year, and four scholarships were awarded to previous recipients. This year, with your support, the Friends of Human Relations will assist twelve community college students who are transferring to a four year college or university to complete their educaiton.

Ten scholarships were awarded in May 2013 to students transferring to a four year college for the 2013-2014 school year.

2013 scholarship winners with committee members


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The Friends of Human Relations/Jim McEntee Legacy Committee projects rely on generous support from the community. Please make a donation by clicking on the link below. Thank you for your support!

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