Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship: Past Recipients

The Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship is awarded annually to Santa Clara County residents transferring as juniors from a Santa Clara County community college to a four year college or university. A second scholarship may also be awarded to past scholarship recipients to assist them in completing their senior year of college. Special consideration is given to applicants who have faced financial and/or social obstacles in pursuing their education. We encourage a diverse applicant pool; past scholarship recipients have included Latinos, Asian/Pacific Islanders, GLBT students and undocumented immigrants.

2021 AWARDS

We awarded a record twenty-two $2,000 scholarships, for a total of $44,000

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Haruwa Abdul-Rahman, Ruth Avila, Milagro Ramirez Barrera, Veronica Mendoza Cardenas, Leandra Couto, Jeny Cuevas, Kevin Espino, Raven Hayes, Virginia Hendersen, Daniela Margarito Lopez, Yessica Santos, Muhammed Touray

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Erendira Amador, Jennifer Berberian, Abdalluh Haddad, Lori Hayes, Chelsie Martinez, Estafany Meza, Kiaria Richardson, Jordane Robarge, Miguel Lira Romo,  Virginia Vare

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2020 AWARDS

We awarded eighteen $2,000 scholarships, for a total of $36,000

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Jennifer Berberian, Abdalluh Haddad, Lori Hayes, Chelsie Martinez, Estafany Meza, Peter Pham, Jordane Robarge, Miguel Lira Romo, Johnson Tran, Virginia Vare

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Elly Hudson, Delia Magana, Betelihem Mehary, Sabrina Rivas, Dylan Sanchez, Diana Urias, Juan DeLaCruz Varela, Elizabeth Williams

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2019 AWARDS

We awarded eighteen $2,000 scholarships, for a total of $36,000.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Erendira Amador Caro, Nayeli Gallegos, Elly Grace Hudson, Sukhnoor Kour, Delia Magana, Betelihem Mehary, Kiana Richardson, Sabrina Rivas, Dylan Sanchez, Diana Urias,  Juan Rafael de la Cruz Varela, Elizabeth Williams

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Michele Castro, Richard Guevara, Kely Martell, Felipe Riveros, Maria Lorena Sanchez, Manuel Espinoza Santana

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2018 AWARDS

We awarded eighteen $2,000 scholarships, for a total of $36,000.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Michele Castro, Richard Guevara, Kely Martell, Felipe Riveros, Celena Ruiz, Maria Lorena Sanchez, Manuel Santana

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Karina Valazquez Aguirre, Shaida Biglari, Mcarthur Hoang, Cynthia Magana Moreno, Anh Nguyen, Chi Nguyen, Mindy Perla, Anthony Quijada, Itzel Sanchez, Norma Sanchez, George Villa

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2017 AWARDS

We awarded seventeen $2,000 scholarships, for a total of $34,000.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Karina Valazquez Aguirre, Shaida Biglari, McArthur Hoang, Cinthia Magana Moreno, Anh Nguyen, Chi Nguyen, Mindy Perla, Anthony Quijada, Itzel Sanchez, Norma Sanchez, and George Villa

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Nelida Cedana, Amairani Jimenez Guzman, Kenny Jackson, Edith Martinez, Abibat Oshiobugie-Suleiman, and Zainab Yusuf.

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2016 AWARDS

We awarded fifteen $2,000 scholarships, for a total of $30,000.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Nelida Cedano, Kenny Jackson, Thao Le, Edith Martinez, Abibat Oshiobugle, Natalie Smith, and Zainab Yusuf.

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Diana Cuevas, Carla Davila, Margarita Jimenez, Danitza Morante, Andy Nguyen, Binh Nguyen, Hy Nguyen, and Thelma Valadez.

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2015 AWARDS

We awarded thirteen scholarships, for a total of $23,500.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Carla Davila. Amairani Jimenez, Margarita Jimenez, Danitza Morante, Andy Nguyen, Hy Nguyen, Diana Cuevas, An Tran, Thelma Valadez

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Vanessa Aldaco), Franchesca Santiago, Ryan Shook, Yin Yin

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2014 AWARDS

We awarded twelve $1500 scholarships.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Binh Nguyen, Yin Yin, Ryan Shook, Franchesca Santiago, Judy Lema, Francesca Filice, Huy Truong, Vanessa Aldaco, and Frances Martinez.

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Ruby Luna, Quynh Minh, Viviane Nguyen

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2013 AWARDS

We awarded ten $1500 scholarships.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Victor Gonzalez, Alheli Lamas, Ruby Luna, Phuong Ngan K. Nguyen, Quynh Minh Ngujen, Viviane Nguyen, Judy Samson, Van T Vu

Second Year Scholarship Recipients:

Diana Bustamante, Tommy Statkiewiczis

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2012 AWARDS

We awarded six $1000 scholarships.

First Time Scholarship Recipients:

Diana Bustamante, Pauline Luu,, Phuong Thanh Mai, Tommy Statkiewicz, Yi Tao Zhao

Second Year Scholarship Recipient:

Lucina Sanchez

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2011 AWARDS

We awarded two $1000 scholarships.

Lucina Sanchez, Jaime Lopez-Miramontes

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2009 & 2010 AWARDS

Kenny Gutierrez received support from the Jim McEntee Legacy Scholarship for two academic years.  Kenny transferred from San Jose City College to UC Berkeley.  He graduated from UC Berkeley with a major in Economics and a minor in Literature. He graduated from law school in 2020.

2008 AWARDS

Jordan Bryant transferred from San Jose City College to Santa Clara University to pursue his goal of becoming a financial planner/educator in low-income communities.

2007 AWARD

Jessica Garcia, our first scholarship recipient, graduated from Gavilan Community College and transferred to SJSU to major in Recreation Administration.

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