Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship

We believe kids do better when they’re in stable, affordable homes where we can help them dream big for their future careers.

The Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship is a $3,000 award given out to four students living in affordable housing and attending college in the fall.

“This scholarship doesn’t just help my education and success – it saves my family the extra stress as they wonder how to send their own daughter to college.”

Sumayia Hakim, 2018 awardee

Sumayia Hakim, one of the 2018 awardees of the Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship – see her tell her story at our 2019 Investor Briefing.

How to Apply

The Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship application period is open for 2020!

The Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship is a $3,000 award given out to four students living in affordable housing and attending college this fall, with preference going to students in the 13 county Greater Bay Area (Santa Clara, San Mateo, San Francisco, Marin, Napa, Sonoma, Solano, Contra Costa, Alameda, San Joaquin, San Benito, Santa Cruz, and Monterey). This year we are also opening the application to prior awardees who are still attending college.

We are opening the application now so that students can find out as early as possible if they will be awarded, however funds will not be disbursed until after July 1, 2020.

Applicants are required to apply at https://forms.gle/y8HAjLntEed2Tw8t7 before April 10, 2020. No emailed or hard copy applications will be accepted.

Any questions regarding the scholarship should be directed to Alison Frost at alison@housingtrustsv.org or (408) 703-3837 ext. 224.


About the Scholarship

Created in 2013, the Guardino Affordable Housing Scholarship is named after Leslee and Carl Guardino, two of Housing Trust’s founders and unwavering champions of affordable housing for everyone in Silicon Valley. The scholarship is another way to help students who have grown up in affordable housing further their goals for their future careers.