Dear E4FC Friend, 

The Trump administration’s executive orders have not caused us to back down. Now more than ever, we stand proudly with undocumented young people. We believe in you. We are steadfastly committed to helping you achieve your educational and career aspirations.

Today we’re thrilled to open up applications for the 10TH YEAR of our New American Scholars Program. 

Since 2007, we have provided vital support to over 150 immigrant college and graduate students in the Bay Area. Recipients have attended colleges and universities all over the Bay Area and beyond.

EDUCATORS: Please share this information with students who may be interested in applying! The deadline for all application materials is WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST at 5 PM PST.

E4FC’s New American Scholars Program provides financial awards to low-income immigrant college and graduate students who live or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $7,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact; they are also expected to maintain a minimum GPA (2.8 for college students and 3.0 for graduate students), and participate in ongoing E4FC programming, events, and activities throughout the year.


  • Foreign-born
  • Financial need
  • Do not have permanent residency (green card) or citizenship in the U.S.
  • Current or intended enrollment in an accredited college or graduate program for 2017-2018
  • Minimum GPA requirement:
    • For high school students: 3.3 cumulative high school GPA
    • For college/graduate students: 3.0 cumulative college GPA
  • Demonstrated academic preparation and community/extracurricular involvement
  • San Francisco Bay Area residency requirements:
    • You must fulfill at least one of the following:
      • previous or intended graduation from a San Francisco Bay Area high school, or
      • current or expected enrollment in a San Francisco Bay Area college or university
    • We define the San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.


Visit our Application Instructions to learn about the application process.


Please read our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about our Scholars Program.

For further assistance, please email Ramon Becerra Alcantar, E4FC’s Scholarship Coordinator. Ramon will be happy to answer any questions or concerns you might have about the application process.

Education is power! Help us expand our scholarship to reach even more students this year. Make a donation to E4FC today.

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