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Genentech Futurelab Scholarship Program
Application status: Closed

The Genentech Futurelab Scholarship will support diverse and talented students pursuing careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). The program will award up to 10 scholarships to high school seniors graduating from El Camino High School or South San Francisco High School in South San Francisco, California, who plan to enroll full-time in a STEM course of study.

The program is administered by Scholarship America┬«, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations and individuals.

Applicants to the Genentech Futurelab Scholarship Program must be:

  • High school seniors attending El Camino High School or South San Francisco High School, in South San Francisco, CA, since 9th grade.
  • Plan to enroll in full-time undergraduate study at an accredited two- or four-year college or university for the entire upcoming academic year. Students planning to attend two-year schools are eligible only for the one-time, nonrenewable awards.
  • Intended major in a STEM field (to view eligible majors, visit US Department of Education’s STEM degree list).
  • Have a minimum weighted grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (or its equivalent).


In Spring of 2021, the Genentech Futurelab Scholarship will award:

  • Two (2) four-year scholarships (up to $50,000 per year)*
    • Awards may be renewed for up to three additional years or until a bachelor’s degree is earned, whichever occurs first. Renewal is contingent upon maintaining a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and continued enrollment in a STEM course of study.
      *The final scholarship award amount will be determined by the college/university’s projected full-cost of attendance, minus Expected Family Contribution (EFC), minus other gift aid (scholarships and grants) a student receives each year, and according to financial aid policy of intended school.
  • Two (2) one-time scholarships up to $6,500
  • Six (6) one-time scholarships up to $2,000

Awards are for undergraduate study only.

Selection of Recipients

Scholarship recipients are selected on a number of factors, including a passion for STEM, strong academic performance, extracurricular activities/interests and demonstrated financial need.

Selection of recipients is made by Genentech. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.


Selected recipients will be notified of their award on April 17, 2021. Applicants not selected will be notified of their status in April 2021. Not all applicants to the program will be selected as recipients.

Payment of Scholarships

Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of Genentech. Payments are made in one installment in early August.

As part of your application, you must upload the following:

  • A current, complete transcript of grades. Grade reports are not accepted. Transcripts must display student name, school name, grades and credit hours for each course and term in which each course was taken.
  • A copy of your Student Aid Report (SAR) if you completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or a copy of the California Aid Report (CAR) if you completed the California Dream Act Application.
  • Signed copy of Genentech’s Appearance Release Waiver.

Two online recommendations must be submitted on your behalf no later than February 10, 2021 2:00 pm Central Time.

Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.

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