Robert Warren Scholarship
Since Spring 2014, The Robert Warren Scholarships have been awarded to recognize first year Santa Clara students for their high academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to service.
About Robert Warren:
Robert Warren has been with Santa Clara University for over two decades, serving in numerous roles as the VP for Administration and Finance. Upon his retirement in 2014, Warren received the 2014 Paul L. Locatelli, S.J. Award for his distinguished and outstanding service to the Alumni Association and Santa Clara University. Today he is a special presidential appointee and serves as the Vice President Emeritus at Santa Clara University.
The Robert Warren Scholarship is an annually renewable merit award that provides up to $40,000 for first-year undergraduate students who demonstrate high levels of academic ability, motivation, and leadership potential.
No separate scholarship application is required. Candidates are identified for the Robert Warren Scholarship through the competitive selection process of the Johnson Scholars Program. All Johnson Scholars Program finalists are eligible to receive the Robert Warren Scholarship. The Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated a superior level of academic excellence, an extraordinary record of leadership and commitment to building a more humane, just, and sustainable world.
Jessica Hou, Class of 2021
Hometown: Camas, Washington
Jessica was an active Red Cross Club volunteer at her high school and was also a member of her region's Red Cross Youth Council. In addition, she was part of her school’s National Honor Society, Interact Club, Key Club, Science Olympiad, and Varsity Tennis Team. To encourage more girls to pursue careers in STEM, Jessica also served as a mentor for elementary studentsin a STEM after school program . At Santa Clara, she hopes to continue to be involved in the community and to graduate with a major in Computer Science and a minor in Political Science.
Justin Cole, Class of 2021
Hometown: Ladera Ranch, California
For most of his life Justin has been fascinated with technology. From his four years as the technology leader for his church's middle and high school groups to his time as Computer Science and Robotics club President, he has worked in and around technology constantly. Recently he has been working on various coding projects including a alarm clock app and several web based applications. He also spent significant time volunteering within his high school's National Honor Society as well as made a trip to Malawi with his church group to help provide needed supplies to villages there. In addition, he was a part of the Junior honor guard as well as a National Merit Finalist. Justin hopes to continue his passion for Computer Science and service here at Santa Clara.
Olivia Glaser, Class of 2020
Hometown: Portland, Oregon
Olivia was one of the lead editors of her high school's student newspaper and literary magazine. Additionally, she was co-president of her school's National Honors Society and a member of the Spanish National Honors society. Outside of school, Olivia played basketball all four years between Jesuit High School and a recreational league. Coming from Oregon, spending time in the great outdoors is an important part of her life and Olivia loves hiking, biking, and camping with family and friends. At Santa Clara, she hopes to pursue a business degree with an emphasis on ethical business practices to complement a humanities-based minor for a career in non-profit management. She’s excited to be a Bronco!
Bridget Woody, Class of 2020
Hometown: Mequon, Wisconsin
Bridget participated in and led a diverse set of activities before attending Santa Clara University. Her motivation for academic success qualified her as a member of High Honor Roll, National Honor Society, and eventually a National Merit Scholar. Outside of the classroom, Bridget held several leadership roles within an organization at her school called Girls Exploring Math and Science. Her passion for encouraging young women to pursue STEM fields culminated in her presidency and the definite expansion of G.E.M.S. Bridget also had the pleasure of participating in volunteer tutor work, Student Council, Ski Team and serving as captain of the Varsity Swim Team her senior year, which she complemented by teaching swimming lessons. Looking forward, Bridget is excited to further these passions and more at Santa Clara.
Payton Bradsky, Class of 2019
Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota
High School: St. Thomas More High School
Major: Computer Science and Engineering
Payton is a member of the National Honor Society and the Sociedad Honoraria Hispánica, and she has been recognized as a National Merit Scholar Finalist. Due to her love of education and technology, Payton developed a program to teach middle school students about safety and etiquette in the cyber world. Beyond academics, she has a passion for athletics that led her to play varsity and club volleyball, and varsity basketball. Payton had the pleasure of leading her peers throughout high school as well, being elected Spanish club vice president, president of the prom committee, class president, and president of the student body. Payton’s greatest passion lies in serving others, and in the largest of her service projects, she volunteered as a leader of retreats for students in the middle school and high school. She was also blessed with the unique and life-changing opportunity to serve people with disabilities on a mission trip to Jamaica at the end of her senior year.
Delaney Gray, Class of 2019
Hometown: Murphys, California
High School: Bret Harte Union High School
Delaney has been involved in various extracurricular activities such as membership in the California Scholarship Federation, National Spanish Honor Society, Renaissance Academic Leadership, Varsity Volleyball, and Girl Scouts of America. Her interest in her community has led her to volunteer for the Humane Society, earn her Bronze and Silver Award in scouting, and volunteer as a Girl Scout camp counselor every summer. Her love for higher learning dominated her High School career and resulted in her graduating as Valedictorian of her class. She has found her passion in molecular biology and genetics and is now working toward a degree in Bioengineering to do research in oncology and contagious diseases.