The Links, Incorporated San Jose (CA) Chapter
Alice E. Foster Memorial Scholarship
The San Jose (CA) Chapter is proud to fund two scholarship programs for youth requiring financial
assistance to fulfill their dream of a college education.
Help others achieve their dreams and you will achieve yours.
The Alice E. Foster Memorial Scholarship celebrates more than a decade of providing scholarships
to deserving students that have come up through the Foster Care system. This scholarship assists
deserving Foster Care students that have successfully graduated from high school and are either
attending or have been accepted at a college or vocational school. Over the years, we have provided
financial assistance and mentoring to over 25 Foster youth and we are pleased to report that among
our scholarship recipients 7 are four-year college graduates and 4 are 2-year community college
graduates ( the national statistics far college graduation for foster youth is 8% ).
The late Alice E. Foster’s commitment and dedication to serving the underserved, particularly Foster
Care youth, inspired the San Jose (CA) Chapter to establish this scholarship to honor her legacy.
Mrs. Foster had a stellar career in business and government, with her final position being Deputy
Executive of Santa Clara County. Her untimely passing in 2002 was a tremendous loss to our
community, but her excellent body of work and community service lives on through all of our
combined efforts to serve those who simply need a helping hand.
Link to Success Scholarship (4th Year)
The San Jose (CA) Chapter is proud to celebrate the third year of our newest scholarship program:
“Link to Success.” The Link to Success scholarship program was developed to meet the financial
need of yet another group of deserving youth. This scholarship is designed for outstanding high
school seniors with a grade point average between 2.0 and 3.0.
Chairman: Link Malaika Young