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Heart of Technology: Gary Smith Scholarship Fund

$20,500
37%
Raised toward our $55,000 Goal
15 Donors
Project has ended
Project ended on June 25, at 11:00 PM PDT
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Heart of Technology: Gary Smith Scholarship Fund

Background:

Gary was the best-known industry analyst in EDA (Electronic Design Automation), our small but vital industry. He defined market segments, tracked market share, offered revenue projections, consulted with major EDA providers and their customers, published detailed research reports, and served as a tireless advocate for more efficient ways of designing chips that may have a billion transistors or more.

Gary was born in Stockton, California, and he grew up in the San Joaquin Valley. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering from the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Md. After six years of active duty in Vietnam, he embarked on a career in semiconductors working for a variety of companies, including National Electronics, International Rectifier, TRW, Signetics, Telmos, Plessey and LSI Logic.

Creating a Legacy - SJSU Gary Smith Scholarship Endowment:

The Gary Smith Memorial Scholarship Endowment will award one undergraduate student annually participating in San Jose State University Educational Opportunity Program's Guardian Scholars Program. A vital program for Silicon Valley's public university, Guardian Scholars serves youth emancipated from foster care, Wards of the Court, and certified homeless individuals who are highly self-motivated to complete their college education at SJSU. Students planning careers in the tech and/or EDA industries are strongly encouraged to apply.

SJSU is honored to celebrate Gary's legacy in such a special way. In addition, Gary Smith Memorial Scholarship students will be able attend our flagship industry event, the Design Automation Conference.

Your tax-deductible gift will help to permanently endow the fund and provide scholarships in perpetuity for students from underserved backgrounds. For generations, students touched by this scholarship will represent Gary's legacy. This is a wonderful way for those who respect and admire Gary to celebrate his life.

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$50

Community Sponsor

A gift at this level can help provide a student with school supplies.

$100

Friend Sponsor

A gift at this level can help provide a student with food for a week.

$250

Spartan Sponsor

A gift at this level can help provide a student with lab supplies for a full semester.

$500

Bronze Sponsor

A gift at this level can help provide a student with textbooks for a full semester.

$1,000

Silver Sponsor

A gift at this level can help provide a student with meals for a full semester. Donors at this level will receive web recognition on our website

$2,500

Gold Sponsor

A gift at this level can help cover tuition costs and provide a student with textbooks and educational software for one full semester. Donors at this level will receive recognition during the opening remarks of the party, logo placement at the venue, and web recognition on our website.

$5,000

Platinum Sponsor

A gift at this level can help supports a student's rent and transportation for a full academic year. Donors at this level will receive recognition during the opening remarks of the party, logo placement at the venue, and web recognition on our website.