Russ Brennan Memorial Scholarship

Russ Brennan, Silicon Labs’ former CFO, built a legacy based on integrity and hard work. He was committed to prudent financial management and was a valued business partner to the CEOs and management teams with whom he worked. His strong global business acumen and commitment to open dialog and honesty characterized his actions. In addition to his professional accomplishments, Russ also felt strongly about mentoring. Silicon Labs’ $25,000 scholarship fund honors that spirit and is dedicated to furthering the education of young people.

Russel Brennan
August 1954 - May 2006

Eligibility Requirements

The Russ Brennan Memorial Scholarship Fund can be awarded to high school seniors who plan to enroll in a full-time, four-year U.S. college or university undergraduate program, or students currently attending a U.S. college or university undergraduate program, are in good standing, and are focused on preferred majors in the fields of finance, economics, accounting, science or engineering. Qualifying candidates must be the children, younger siblings, nieces/nephews, or cousins of employees, or must be currently employed as a Silicon Labs intern. The scholarship can be awarded in its entirety to one student or divided and awarded to multiple candidates at the committee's discretion. The scholarship is payable directly to a four-year college or university upon confirmation of enrollment.

Previous recipients of the Russ Brennan Memorial Scholarship are not eligible to apply.

Application Details

The application for the 2021 Russ Brennan Memorial Scholarship opens February 12. Applications are due on March 12, 2021, at 11.59 p.m.

As part of the online application, applicants must include the following materials:

  • Completed essay
  • Resume/CV, which include the following:
    • GPA, with indication of GPA scale, such as 3.5/4.0 GPA scale
    • Expected four-year college or university you will attend for Fall 2021, if known
    • Extracurricular activities
    • Work/employment/internships (include past and present positions)
    • Community service (include past and present activities)
  • Current high school or college transcripts
  • Two teacher recommendations
As our application process transitions to online, we are providing applicants supplemental support. Please check out our FAQ document and our application checklist to help guide your process for the application.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to scholarship administrator, Gabi Wongso.
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