The deadline for applying for the Diablo Valley College Foster Youth Transition Scholarship has been extended until Tuesday, September 4, 2012. If you haven’t already done so, I highly encourage you to apply.

To be eligible, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a newly entering former foster youth within two years of completing high school
  • Enroll in a minimum of 12 units (exceptions can be made for students in the DSS program)
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have completed the matriculation process

To apply, please click on the application link. Please read the instructions carefully as there are numerous pieces of information required: 2012 Foster Youth Transition Application


Welcome back!

August 20, 2012

Today marks the first day of our first full week of Fall 2012. It’s time to check in about all of those helpful services you can access on campus:

Have you . . .

  • Completed the Financial Aid process? Visit for more information
  • Checked on your EOPS status or applied for EOPS as a new EOPS student? EOPS will be accepting the first 200 eligible applicants or until August 30th, whichever comes first. Visit for more information.
  • Looked into tutoring? Some labs (e.g., English lab) allow students to set up tutoring appointments during the semester. See all of the tutoring options at
  • Started getting your DVC scholarship application together? DVC Scholarship season starts early this year (September 1st)! For more information, visit
  • Visited the Transfer Center ( to check out important dates and deadlines.
  • Applied for Disability Support Services ( if you have a documented disability

Of course, there’s a lot more services available on campus. To access any of the above, or to seek additional services, check the DVC website or contact your START coordinators today.

A new scholarship has been created for incoming Diablo Valley College freshmen who formerly in the foster care system. The scholarship is awarded in $1,000 installments, once per semester for four semester. Click on the following link to access the scholarship application: 2012 Foster Youth Transition Application

The deadline to apply is quickly approaching: Thursday, 8/30/12. For more information or to pick up a hard copy of the application, contact either of your START coordinators ( (Lindsay) or (Rudolf)). For more information, you may also contact Leslie Mills, DVC Scholarship Coordinator (

Don’t miss out on this excellent opportunity to help fund your college education.