Giving Opportunity through Education and Scholarships

The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce created the Education Foundation to help support student and adult education through scholarships and leadership development programs.  

Our programs are dedicated to people who live and work in Mountain View.

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The mission of MVCoCEF scholarship program, Scholarship Mountain View, (SMV) is to enable hard-working, dedicated students who have demonstrated:

  • academic success

  • the ability to overcome obstacles

  • a passion for serving others

  • a drive to be a person of impact on their world and beyond

to reach their goal of higher education through multi-year scholarship support.  

Here is how you can qualify for a SMV Scholarship:

  • Mountain View, California resident
  • Senior attending one of our local high schools
  • Minimum grade point average of 2.5
  • Service: Applicant participates in projects and activities outside the realm of work and formal education or shows a willingness to serve his or her school, friends, family or community
  • Goals & Objectives: Applicant demonstrates that they are developing a sense of purpose in their present life, as well as for the future by setting goals and objectives focused on a career path
  • Financial Need: While not a major factor, financial need is considered in deciding between two equally qualified applicants 

                           Apply Here

LMV is designed to connect Mountain View community members, enhance their leadership skills, and inspire them to be active and informed community leaders.

LMV is for you if you live or work in Mountain View and want to:

  • Expand your professional network
  • Enhance your leadership style
  • Activate your passion to serve

Monthly Program Days are on Fridays and run from   September through May

Our Leadership Mountain View program started in 1990 and has nearly 700 alumni.  Our graduates have found ways to serve their community through civic, corporate  and community leadership roles including: Mayors, City Council members, CEOs, Vice Presidents, Executive Directors and Community advocates and activists

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The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce is pleased to provide education and scholarship opportunities through our partnership with the following associate programs:


I Love Mountain View (IloveMV)

I Love Mountain View is the virtual Visitor Center for the city of Mountain View.  Our ILoveMV writer is committed to educating the community, both residents and visitors, about Mountain View.

Whether it's technology related, historical tidbits, free events, or food and culture, is the perfect place to find out what our community has to offer.

Mountain View Working Scholars (MVWS) in coordination with's Mountain View Working Scholars provides anyone who lives or works in Mountain View the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree in business for little or no cost.  The Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation is the custodian of the MVWS scholarships.  (Learn More)  Apply Here

While Mountain View is arguably the global epicenter of economic opportunity, not everyone has equal access to participate in the community’s prosperity. Earning a college degree unlocks career advancement and higher earnings potential but high tuition costs along with work and family responsibilities prevent many people from even getting started. The Mountain View Working Scholars program is a community-funded initiative that begins to solve this problem by bringing a tuition-free bachelor’s degree to the community.

Working Scholars pairs a private ed tech company,, and a regionally accredited public university, Thomas Edison State University, to create a low-cost, efficient college pathway. Scholars use to learn on their phone, at their own pace, and transfer to Thomas Edison to complete their degree and graduate. is donating licenses valued at $4000 per scholar, which funds three-quarters of the degree program.  The final quarter of the program is funded through a mix of corporate sponsorship, grants, and individual contributions, which means that Scholars have no out-of-pocket expenses and graduate with zero debt. The program has won $100,000 through the INSPIRE grant, a program funded by Google, Synopsys, LinkedIn, and Symantec, for its initial cohort of students. 

MVWS in the News

We are pleased to partner with a variety of organizations that share our passion for giving opportunity through education and scholarships. Read below for more information on how:

  • Living and working in Mountain View enriches your life
  • You have access to a Bachelor's degree for free
  • The Mountain View community builds compassion, appreciates everyone's contributions and celebrates diversity

We Are Mountain View: We are America | Compassion, Contribution, Celebration 

We live and work in Mountain View.  We come from all over the globe - some have been here for may generations; some are newcomers.  We work in a multitude of professions.  We represent the broad spectrum of economics, ages, races, gender identities, orientations, religions, abilities; all living a unique experience with unique perspectives.

We value diversity and see it as integral to the fabric of our community.  In our work to bring our community together to explore and articulate what makes one of the most diverse cities in the world a great place to live and work, we will:

  • Build compassion for one another
  • Show appreciation for the contributions of all of our neighbors
  • Take time to reflect on our diversity through celebration

Together, we will build the bonds that unite us, share our stories, increase understanding and celebrate what makes Mountain View special and work towards a shared vision for a diverse and just community.