About the scholarship
Apply in the fall
Students apply fall of senior year to begin program in last semester of senior year
Take a class
Take one class at DVC in the spring semester, enroll full time upon graduation
Participate in workshops on career networking, presentation skills, and collaborative problem solving
Students will receive a $150 stipend per semester to help with school supplies
Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a minimum grade point average to be considered?
Do I need to know what I want to study or major in?
What does the Diamante Scholars Program Coordinator do?
Why is my family included in the Diamante Scholar events?
What if I want to learn a trade and not go to college?
Why are there seminars and guest speakers?
Because there are many, many people like you who have gone down this path and found their success
What You Need to Apply
- Submit an online application
- Provide your high school transcripts
- Sign our release of confidential information form
- Participate in a student interview
- Determined to graduate from college
- Available to attend required programming – approximately 2 to 3 events per semester
- Committed to achieving and maintaining a 2.5 GPA or greater
- Committed to going to school full-time at DVC (minimum of 12 units int Fall & Spring)
- Interested in continuing to a four year college or a trade
- Be excited about transferring
Required Activities (2020)
- Welcome Reception: January 17th
- Speaker Series Event: February, March, April, May
- End of the Year Celebration: June
About Diamante Scholars
The Diamante Scholars program is focused on helping high-potential high school students find their path to higher education and career success.
Our belief is that the skills and capabilities that make for a successful career for many people have little to do with academic success and very much to do with a desire and capacity to learn, to be effective problem solvers, and to develop trusted working and personal relationships.
The name “Diamante” speaks to these scholars as diamonds. Diamonds in the rough. And diamonds are tough. We chose the Spanish term for diamond to reflect the heritage of the founder, Peter Zaballos — two generations ago his grandparents Pedro and Juana Zaballos emigrated from Spain to California, working first in the fields and eventually in the Del Monte canneries.