2012 Silicon Valley Youth Innovation Award (SVYIA)

The Silicon Valley Youth Innovation Association is now accepting applications for 2012 Silicon Valley Youth Innovation Award. The final award recipients will be notified before December 10th, 2012.

Following a long-standing tradition of pursuing excellence and community service, SVCW has established this award program to encourage and recognize the outstanding scholastic and special achievements of college, high-school and middle-school students. Selection criteria will be based on a balanced achievement of applicants' academic accomplishments, participation in extracurricular activities, and contributions to community services. The Program is advised by the prestigious SVYIA Advisory Board.

Congratulations to Kan Zhang, Daniel Sanchez, Sam Guo, Carly Feng and Catherine Chen as the 2012 SVYIA Winners.

All applicants must submit the following documents:

  1. A completed application form (downloadable from SVCW website http://www.svcwireless.org/svcw/tmp/2012_SVYIA_scholarship_program.pdf).

  2. A passport type personal photo (to be published on SVCW Website)

  3. A copy of high school transcript or report cards and optional SAT1 score report

  4. A personal essay in one of the following titles (200 to 600 words in MS Word format):

  • My Interests, Goals, and Accomplishments”, or

  • Why should I be awarded a Youth Innovation Scholarship?”

  1. An information page (use the template on page 4 of downloadable form from http://www.svcwireless.org/svcw/tmp/2012_SVYIA_scholarship_program.pdf) of brief summary of medals, honors and awards received, referred art work, composition, athletic achievement, offices of student organizations held, extracurricular activities, various community services involved, volunteer work experiences, team achievements, etc.

  2. A signed letter of recommendation from teacher, mentor, coach, or activity director who recognizes your art work, service, etc. with valid contact information.

Method of submission:

E-mail the complete package in digital format to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

The deadline for the application is November 30th, 2012 (before midnight of PST).

The award committee will notify the applicants its decision before December 10th, 2012.

For more information, please contact SVCW Youth Innovation Award Committee: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Download Application Package Here:

Application Package in Word Format:

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