Sunday, November 24, 2013

Kiwanis of Oakland Scholarship

The Kiwanis Club of Oakland Foundation has established academic scholarships to be made available to U.S. citizens who are graduates of Oakland’s public & charter high schools.   Scholarships are open to all graduating students.  Families with low income may be given preference.

In 2014 the Foundation will award 10 scholarships, a total of $60,000 as follows:

·      In the amount of $6,000.00 for a four year college or university.
·      In the amount of $3,000.00 for a two year community college.
·      In the amount of $3,000.00 for a two year trade school or other accredited program.

All applications will be considered carefully, and the selection committee will personally interview each approved applicant.  The awards will be based upon acceptable academic performance, financial need, character and leadership potential.

Application includes:
School transcript included           
Proof of US citizenship included  
Income & IRS information included                              
Business Income information included                           
 - A Letter of Recommendation from a teacher,
counselor or friend is recommended but not required. 

All Applications must be sent by regular mail; no certified mail will be accepted.

Please Pick up an application in the counseling office.

The applications must be postmarked by FEBRUARY 28, 2014 ( Friday )

PG&E Scholarships

PG&E would like to announce that the 2014 PG&E Scholarship Applications are now available on the PG&E website at:  

New and past applicants are encouraged to apply for more than one ERG scholarship, as some students have received awards from multiple ERGs in a given year. This year applications must be submitted  online and are due February 16, 2014. 

Students interested in applying to more than one of these scholarships should use the chart below for last years scholarships as a guide. 

Required documents for a complete scholarship application packet:
q Completed and signed application form (one for each)
q Essay(s) on the topic specified per the erg application supplement
q Copy of PG&E bill from within the last six months or other proof of residency in the PG&E service area
q Two (2) letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors, coaches, community leaders, mentors, or work supervisors

Some of the ergs require additional documents. Be sure to review the erg application supplements for those requirements.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

East Bay College Fund

East Bay College Fund provides $16,000 four-year scholarships, mentoring, on-going college counseling and life skills training to East Bay (primarily Oakland) public high school students from low income families and communities with historically low college attendance rates. 

Applicants must meet the following criteria:
  • Senior attending an Oakland public high school
  • Demonstrates:
    • Academic preparation to succeed in college.
    • Resiliency: able to overcome obstacles to achieve academic and personal goals
    • Life skills: responsible, resourceful and involved with others (work, school, family, community)
  • Documented financial need
  • Must have applied to at least two 4-year colleges – we encourage applications to a range of 4-year colleges including private schools, UC’s and CSU’s
  • Will be attending a four-year accredited college or university in the fall.
  • Cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA to maximum 3.7 GPA.  Note: Exceptions may be made on a case-by-case basis
  • This application is also open to DREAMERS
The application consists of:
  • Complete and submitted on-line application which includes:
    • a personal essay
    • contact information for high school counselor–they will be contacted to upload or send high school academic transcript with cumulative GPA for freshman through first semester senior years
    • contact information for one teacher and one Other Adult–they will be contacted to submit on line recommendation
    • basic financial information
Applications will be posted on their website in JANUARY and have a quick deadline in FEBRUARY 13th so please add this one to your calendar

Oakland Dollars for Scholars

This is a great LOCAL scholarship to add onto your calendar Seniors!

Oakland Dollars for Scholars grants students up to $1,000 per year for 4 years.

Who is eligible?

You are eligible if you are a graduating senior in a high school located in the city of Oakland,
California. Further scholarship requirements include a minimum 2.5 GPA and a valid application
submitted by the deadline. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and funds

Grants for the first year are paid at the beginning of the school year with proof of college
enrollment. If awarded a multi-year scholarship, grants for years two through four are contingent
on further requirements as described in the application form, subject to funds availability.

The application for this scholarship should open around January 15 with a tentative deadline of March 15.