Sophie Belknap Memorial Nursing Scholarship
For undergraduate nursing majors who are enrolled full-time.
Preference given to:
- Demonstrated Financial Need
- Incoming freshmen and/or transfer students previously enrolled in a California public high school and/or community college
- First in family to attend a four-year university
This fund was created to celebrate the life and honor the memory of Sophie Belknap (1989 – 2008) of San Jose, CA, who was a student at Foothill College. She was completing prerequisites so she could attend SJSU Nursing school, where her mom attended. Sophie was a bright, loving, and generous young woman who made a positive impact on many lives. She could light up a room full of strangers and walk away with lifelong friends. She was the middle sister of three, each of them loving, vivacious, and fiercely devoted to each other. She was very active as a peer counselor in her community, offering insightful advice and support to others. Sophie died in a car accident the morning of December 28, 2008, but lives on in our hearts forever.