Thursday, March 6, 2014

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP)

The Accounting Career Awareness Program (ACAP) is an innovative career development program designed specifically for minority students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year in high school in August or September 2014. The program’s primary goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students of color that attend college and major in accounting, finance or business.

The 2014 ACAP summer residency week will be held at the University of California at Berkeley from
July 13 – July 18, 2014. The summer residency program will include supervised corporate visits, team building activities, lectures and fun. And it’s FREE.

ACAP will:

• Create awareness to the vast opportunities available in the accounting, finance and business profession;

• Allow you to leverage accounting and finance concepts within your everyday life for financial empowerment;

• Generate opportunities to develop networking skills to assist in building relationships for future
educational/professional advancement; and

• Provide you with the opportunity to move one step closer to understanding your career passion to prepare for college.

Requirements for participation:

1. Have a proven history of academic achievement (“B” grade point average or above preferred; however, all interested applicants with a desire to participate in the program will be considered)

2. Attend a local high school in the San Francisco/EastBay/South Bay Area

3. Complete the enclosed application, which requires the approval of your parent or legal guardian and a recommendation from your school counselor/teacher

4. Submit a copy of your high school transcript

5. Have completed your freshman (9th), sophomore (10th) or junior (11th) year of high school

6. Attend a 30-minute interview as part of the program selection process

7. Your application package must be received at the ACAP address by May 5, 2014. The application package must include the application, statement of interest, official transcript, approval of your parent or legal guardian and recommendation from school counselor or teacher as a single package for consideration.

Our board will review your submitted application. If selected to continue to the interview phase, you will be contacted by May 19, 2014.

• Interviews tentatively planned for late May 2014

• Final program decisions will be made by mid-June 2014

To Download the Application Click HERE

Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority

Here is a really cool scholarship because a fellow Unity Alumni is in the Sorority!!

The Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority Scholarship Fund was created to award women with the same dedication to academics and our community as the sisters of Sigma Pi Alpha Sorority. Sigma Pi Alpha will provide the top one (1) applicant with a scholarship of $500 and the next nine (9) runner-up applicants will receive a scholarship of $250-$400 each.

Female HIGH SCHOOL SENIOR with a GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
Will attend a Junior College, Vocational School, or a 4-year Institution in the fall of 2014.

***US Citizenship or permanent residency IS NOT a requirement for this scholarship and will not be considered during the application review.

SELECTION: Applicants are evaluated on the following
Academic Achievements (GPA, Awards, Honors)
2 letters of recommendations (required) please note that these must be from a teacher, supervisor, advisor etc, but NOT from a family member or friend.
Personal Statement
Community Involvement
Financial Need

Application are due MARCH 31, 2014 (POSTMARKED)
Winning recipients notifications will be sent out on APRIL 25, 2014.
Winning recipients will be announced on Sigma Pi Alpha Website-


To Download the Scholarship go to:

Tuesday, March 4, 2014


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Download Application(Adobe Acrobat Format) 
In 1993, the Asian Employees Association at the Port of Oakland (AEA) established a scholarship program to encourage deserving high school students from the community to pursue post-secondary education. The program has grown steadily over the years and has awarded over $300,000 in scholarships.
Criteria for Scholarship Applicants
  • High school senior of any ethnicity, residing in the City of Oakland, and currently enrolled in an Oakland public or private high school; or
  • High school senior who is a child of a Port of Oakland employee may also apply
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0 (B average)
  • Intends to enter into a bachelor's degree program at a four year accredited university or college on a full-time basis on or before the fall quarter or semester of 2014.
  • Applicants who plan on transferring from a junior college to a university may also apply
Submission Requirements
To apply for a scholarship award, the following must be submitted to the AEA Scholarship Committee for review:
  1. Scholarship application form
  2. Essay personally written by the applicantIf the essay submitted is irrelevant to the topic, the application will be disqualified.
  3. Official transcript, bearing the official seal, from the applicant’s school (may be sent separately from the school)
  4. A letter of recommendation from applicant’s current high school instructor or counselor (may be sent separately from the author)
Selection Criteria
The following will be considered when reviewing the applications:
  • Originality, personal vision, relevance and responsiveness to essay topics
  • Applicant’s potential for academic achievement
  • Applicant’s potential impact on the community, both immediate and long-term
The AEA Scholarship Committee will review the applications and invite a select number of applicants to a personal interview (to be scheduled during the week of April 28th.) The selected applicants will be notified of the time and place of their individual interview. Participation at this interview is mandatory.

PLEASE NOTE: Distributions of scholarship funds are made after the Committee receives the awardees’ certificate of enrollment from their post-secondary educational institution.

The Scholarship awardees will be recognized at a lunch event sponsored by the AEA on Thursday, May 15, 2014.

Due Date for Submission
By mail: Applications must be postmarked no later than Friday, April 4, 2014.
In person: Deliver to the Port of Oakland offices no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014
Please address application packets and mail or hand-deliver to:
AEA Scholarship Committee
Port of Oakland
530 Water Street, 3rd Floor
Oakland, CA 94607

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund

Are you an active participant in the struggles for civil rights, economic justice, international solidarity or other progressive issues? If so, you might qualify for the Davis-Putter Scholarship.

The Davis-Putter Scholarship also evaluates the applicant’s financial need and ability to perform academically at the college level. Davis-Putter scholars are both graduate and undergraduate students and must be enrolled in an accredited school and receiving college credit for the time period covered by their grant.

Completed applications must be postmarked by April 1 and will include a short personal statement, transcripts, letters of support from two people able to evaluate the applicant’s current political work, an official financial statement (i.e., FAFSA or SAR), and a passport-like photograph suitable for reproduction.

Although citizenship is not a consideration, applicants must be living in the United States and planning to enroll in school in the US in order to apply. There is a strong preference for grantees who plan on staying in the US and building the movement here.

The maximum grant is $10,000 and may be considerably smaller depending on the applicant’s circumstances and the amount of funding available.

To Download the application go here:

Burma Superstar/GW Warriors 2014 Future Superstars Scholarship

The Golden State Warriors and Burma Superstar proudly present the 3rd Annual Future Superstars Scholarship!! $1,500 Scholarship and a suprise gift from The Golden State Warriors to Graduating Seniors from participating High Schools in Oakland, Class of 2014.

Applicants Must:
-Be a member of the graduating senior class of 2014 in a participating Oakland high school
-Have a 3.0 GPA (unweighted) or greater
-Have applied to CSU or UC Schools for undergraduate admission
-Please submit completed package by May 2, 2014 with an
-e-mail subject header: your last name, first name, high school.

-“Future Superstars” Application Form
-2 Letters of Recommendation (Max. 300 words) from a teacher or a counselor
-Answer TWO of the nine essay questions (Max. 500 words for each question)

Winners will notified by Mr. Asif no later than Thursday, May 15, 2014

Deadline to Submit completed “Future Superstars” application package is May 2, 2014

Please see Ms. Leon for a copy of the scholarship.

Monday, March 3, 2014


Are you still looking for a way to keep busy this summer and interested in Science, Math, Technology or Engineering?

YouSTEM is a really awesome website that allows you to search for internships and summer opportunities...all within the bay area! You can search by time and location, and even see if they offer compensation  (Money!)

Sunday, March 2, 2014

De La Fuente Scholarship Foundation

The De La Fuente Scholarship Foundation aims to increase the number of Oakland students enrolled in four-year universities by reducing the monetary burdens that students face in their pursuit of higher education.


In 2014, the De La Fuente Scholarship Foundation will award scholarships in the amount of $2,000 to deserving graduating high school seniors who have been accepted into a 4- Year University and students transferring from a community college into a 4-Year University.

Scholarships will be awarded to eligible applicants who demonstrate academic achievement, financial need, and a desire to help others.

Eligibility Criteria:

 Applicant must reside in the City of Oakland

 Applicant must be admitted to and planning to attend a 4-year University in 2014- 2015

 Applicant must be a High School senior graduating from an Oakland Unified School District Public or Charter School OR a new Community College Transfer admitted to a 4-year University

 Applicant must demonstrate financial need

Selection Process:

Each submitted application will be carefully reviewed by an application review committee that will then make award recommendations to the De La Fuente Scholarship Foundation Board of Directors for final approval.

***Latino Students are Encouraged to Apply***


February 17 – April 30 Open Application Period

May 1 – May 15 Application Review

May 23, 2014 Scholarship Recipients Notified of Awards

June 5, 2014 Awards Ceremony*

June 13, 2014 Scholarships Disbursed

Deadline: April 30, 3014