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Here is how your donations help Mountain View residents and our Mountain View Community...

Your tax-deductible donations to the Mountain View Chamber of Commerce Education Foundation will go towards the following programs:

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Our flagship programs are Scholarship Mountain View and Leadership Mountain View.

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Support higher level education for Mountain View resident High School seniors

Scholarship Mountain View's mission is to enable hard-working, dedicated Mountain View resident high school students who have demonstrated: academic success, the ability to overcome obstacles and who have a passion for serving others and a drive to be a person of impact on their world and beyond, to reach their higher education goals through multi-year scholarship support.  

Our big audacious goal for the 2018 scholarship round is to raise $200,000 to make this a 4 year scholarship program.  This goal is in response to the following question:

What happens if our scholarship students complete their first year and then don’t have the money to continue their education ?  Then we haven't gotten them far enough.

Our goal of $200,000 for 2018 will enable MVCOCEF to give 10 Mountain View resident High School seniors, $5,000 each year for 4 years.  

Our target applicants have the following in common:

  • First in their families to attend college: many of these students participate in the AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) program, which is dedicated to closing the achievement gap by preparing all students for college and other postsecondary opportunities

  • Service: Applicants participate 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: Applicants demonstrate that they are developing a sense of purpose in their present life and 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

To better align the scholarships with the needs of the community, we have broadened the scope to include students who are focusing their academic disciplines on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Design and Math (STEAM) 

Will you join with us as we grow this scholarship program to a 4 year program and have an even greater impact on the future economic success of our local High School students ?  

 

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  • Sponsor a student going through this highly sought after and often copied Leadership education program.  We are committed to Helping Good People Become Great Leaders.  If you want to support and grow the leaders of tomorrow, this is a great place to contribute and will have a significant impact on a student's leadership journey.  Our community will be better with your support. 
  • Sponsor a Leadership Mountain View program day: you as an individual or your company can sponsor a program day which will reduce the overall cost of the program and help us to bring more people through the program.  You will be recognized in the program day materials and on our website.

Our partner programs

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If you love Mountain View and are proud to be a resident of this great city or love working here and want to share the love, then donating to ILoveMV, the City of Mountain View's online visitor's center, will help educate ILoveMV readers in a dynamic and informative way on what to do, where to see and experience unique and interesting sights and activities, where to dine and all the best that Mountain View offers our residents, community and visitors from around the world, which will also help grow and sustain Mountain View's economic success.

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 Fund a Scholar

  • Capstone Sponsor - $1,100: Support a Scholar in the final leg of the program. The Scholar complete the final capstone course from Thomas Edison University, which is the last requirement before graduation.

  • Degree Completion Sponsor - $3,300: Support a Scholar who is on an accelerated path to the bachelor’s degree due to previously earned college credit. Your Scholar will graduate with a bachelor’s degree in business and certificates in leadership, career skills, and personal brand.

  • Bachelor’s Degree Sponsor - $4,400: Support a Scholar who has no previous college credit through the full bachelor’s degree program. Your Scholar will graduate within four years with a bachelor’s degree in business and certificates in leadership, career skills, and personal brand.

    Note: Individual degree completion costs will vary based on how many college credits were previously earned.

Cost Comparison

One year at a private university* - $49,320

One year at a public university* - $24,610

Full degree through Working Scholars - $4,400

*Average annual price includes all costs associated with college attendance (tuition, fees, housing and meals, books and school supplies, transportation). http://www.collegedata.com/cs/content/content_payarticle_tmpl.jhtml?articleId=10064

 
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