Jul/1/2011 Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s African American Scholarship Award Applications Due

Posted by Richard • July 1st, 2011

Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2011
Do It NOW!

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Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s African American Scholarship Award:
I Am the Future 2011

Purpose:

The  2011 African American Scholarship assists low income African American youth from within the San Francisco Unified School District who are committed to pursuing higher education.

WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants must be African American and graduating seniors from a San Francisco Unified School District high school for 2011.

WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP BEING OFFERED?
Winner:
Scholarships will be awarded by the Mayor’s Office to be used at the college of your choice. Receiving this scholarship can affect your financial aid, so please check with your college or counselor.

HOW DO I APPLY?
Fill out the application form and submit it to the Mayor’s Office with a confirmation of your GPA, one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor and a typed 250-500 word essay. Students must submit the attached application completely with all components of the application by fax or email.  The deadline for submission is July 1, 2011.  Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted.  After receiving your application, you will be contacted by our office to schedule an interview with our committee.

RULES AND CRITERIA

  • You must be an African American student that resides in the City and County of San Francisco.
  • You must be a graduating high school senior in the San Francisco Unified School District with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • You must submit a Completed Nomination Form with educator’s signature.
  • You must submit verification of your cumulative GPA.
  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 12 font and no longer than 500 words.
  • Write and submit  a 250-500 word essay, on either: the obstacles you have overcome in the quest to reach your personal goals; OR: describe how your family history, culture or environment shaped you into the person you are today.
  • Include your name and the title of your essay at the top right corner.
  • Must be faxed or emailed; only one essay per submission.  Please submit information to the attention of Tinisch Hollins, by email at Tinisch.Hollins@sfgov.org, by fax at 415.554.6474.  She may reached directly with additional questions at: 415.554.6550.

 

Jun/10/2011 Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s African American Scholarship Award | Applications Deadline Extended to July 1

Posted by Richard • June 10th, 2011

Deadline to Apply: July 1, 2011
Do It NOW!

________________________________________________________________________________

Mayor Edwin M. Lee’s African American Scholarship Award:
I Am the Future 2011

Purpose:

The  2011 African American Scholarship assists low income African American youth from within the San Francisco Unified School District who are committed to pursuing higher education.

WHO CAN APPLY?
Applicants must be African American and graduating seniors from a San Francisco Unified School District high school for 2011.

WHAT IS THE SCHOLARSHIP BEING OFFERED?
Winner:
Scholarships will be awarded by the Mayor’s Office to be used at the college of your choice. Receiving this scholarship can affect your financial aid, so please check with your college or counselor.

HOW DO I APPLY?
Fill out the application form and submit it to the Mayor’s Office with a confirmation of your GPA, one letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor and a typed 250-500 word essay. Students must submit the attached application completely with all components of the application by fax or email.  The deadline for submission is July 1, 2011.  Incomplete and/or late submissions will not be accepted.  After receiving your application, you will be contacted by our office to schedule an interview with our committee.

RULES AND CRITERIA

  • You must be an African American student that resides in the City and County of San Francisco.
  • You must be a graduating high school senior in the San Francisco Unified School District with a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • You must submit a Completed Nomination Form with educator’s signature.
  • You must submit verification of your cumulative GPA.
  • All submissions must be typed, double-spaced, 12 font and no longer than 500 words.
  • Write and submit  a 250-500 word essay, on either: the obstacles you have overcome in the quest to reach your personal goals; OR: describe how your family history, culture or environment shaped you into the person you are today.
  • Include your name and the title of your essay at the top right corner.
  • Must be faxed or emailed; only one essay per submission.  Please submit information to the attention of Tinisch Hollins, by email at Tinisch.Hollins@sfgov.org, by fax at 415.554.6474.  She may reached directly with additional questions at: 415.554.6550.

May/21/2011 Super SATurday Rally and College Fair

Posted by Richard • May 21st, 2011

Super SATurday Rally and College Fair

May 21, 2011
11:00 am – 4:00 pm
Oakland Marriott Convention Center

Don’t delay…prepare the smart way for the SAT today!

Rally celebrity host: Sway Calloway

  • Celebrity guest speakers and performance, including the Bay Area’s own Mistah Fab and Lil’ B
  • Free SAT Prep and college paraphernalia giveaways
  • Information and Resource Fair
  • Admission is free! Pre-register today!

For more information, please visit www.choosecollege4life.com/supersaturday.

May/8/2011 SF Youthworker to Teacher Pathway Application Deadline

Posted by Richard • May 8th, 2011

Deadline extended to May 8, 2011.

The San Francisco Youthworker to Teacher Pathway is structured to address the shortage of qualified, highly skilled teachers in San Francisco Bay area schools. The goal of the program is to provide educational support to underrepresented individuals aspiring to educate the youth of tomorrow. The program will help you gain basic college level academic skills at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in a two year degree program leading to an AA degree and preparation for transfer to San Francisco State University (SFSU). In addition, the program will assist students with employment placement in an after school program to provide students with a paid work experience that can lead to a pathway into the field of education. Besides the academic training, the San Francisco Youthworker to Teacher Pathway program will provide participants with the social support and guidance necessary to achieve their goals. This will include a support system that works directly with each participant to assist them with their academic and social needs, including case management and tutoring.

The SF YouthWorker to Teacher Pathway Offers:

Opportunity

  • Academic Enrichment for College Success
  • Paid work experience in After School Programs
  • Work with Children and Youth

Support

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance
  • Tutoring Services
  • Learning Cohort
  • Case Manager and Counseling Services
  • Social Support Services (CalWorks, Housing, etc.)

Outcomes

  • AA or AS Degree, BA Degree
  • Youth Worker Certificate
  • Teaching Career or Career in Youth Development/Human Services

Enrollment Requirements:

  • A passion for working with Children and Youth
  • 17 years of age or older (with High School Diploma or working on GED) and Legally able to work in California.
  • TB Test and LiveScan needed for employment (We can assist you!)

Classes begin Summer 2011!

  • Students selected to participate in the program will be required to take the following summer courses:
    • CDEV 67: The Child, Family & Community
    • ET 108B: Practical Mathematics

Deadline extended to May 8, 2011.

For more information, please contact:
Juan Salazar, Student Support Specialist
Email:  juan.ytp@gmail.com
Phone: (415) 875-0467

Questions? Visit us at CCSF in the MUB, Room 249, or online at sites.google.com/site/sfyw2tp.

 

May/7/2011 Super SATurday Ambassador Brunch

Posted by Richard • May 7th, 2011

WE NEED YOU!

Did you know that African American and Latino students have the lowest SAT test taking rates in the Bay Area, in California, in the Nation?

Did you know that when asked, students say that they do not prepare or take the SAT because they are AFRAID of it?

To begin to proactively address these sobering facts, the Choose College Educational Foundation is hosting the SuperSATurday Rally and College Fair on May 21, 2011 at the Oakland Marriott Convention Center in Oakland, CA. The purpose of this event is to dispel the myths and alleviate some of the stress associated with the SAT, as well as to increase public awareness of what it takes to be eligible for the colleges and universities.  This event, hosted by Oakland native, SWAY Calloway, a national TV and radio personality, will feature local celebrities, college representatives, educational games, and more.

How can you support our efforts? As a person that is on the front lines every day with our students, we invite you to join us as a SuperSATurday Outreach Ambassador.  To learn more about the role of an outreach ambassador, please join us on:

Saturday, May 7th
10:00 – 11:30am
520 3rd St, Suite 109 Oakland, CA 94607

This brunch will:

  • Review the SuperSATurday mission and goals
  • Define your role as Outreach Ambassadors
  • Provide collaborative and networking opportunities

We hope that you are able to assist with our outreach efforts. Please RSVP to:
Semajh Bilaal, 510-614-3000, semajh@rtfisher.com or view the Evite at: http://new.evite.com/services/links/MB6OXGBL7A

We look forward to your attendance. For additional information on Choose College Educational Foundation Inc and SuperSATurday, please visit www.choosecollege4life.com.

May/3/2011 Top 2011 Scholarships For Black Students

Posted by Richard • May 3rd, 2011

A

AARP Foundation Women’s Scholarship Program
For women 40+ seeking new job skills, training and educational opportunities to support themselves.

Academic Competitiveness Grant
For first-year and second-year college students who graduated from high school.

Actuarial Diversity Scholarship
For minority students pursuing a degree that may lead to a career in the actuarial profession.

Akash Kuruvilla Memorial Scholarship Fund
For students who demonstrate excellence in leadership, diversity, integrity and academia.

American Copy Editors Society Scholarship
Available to junior, senior and graduate students who will take full-time copy editing jobs or internships.

AORN Foundation Scholarship
For students studying to be nurses and perioperative nurses pursuing undergrad and grad degrees.

Automotive Hall of Fame Scholarship
For students who indicate a sincere interest in an automotive related career.

AWG Minority Scholarship For Women
Encourages young minority women to pursue an education and later a career in the geosciences.

AXA Achievements Scholarship
Provides more than $600K in annual scholarships to 52 students – one from each state.

B

Beacon Partners Healthcare IT Scholarships
Awarded to a student pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the IT Healthcare field.

Best Buy Scholarship
For students in grades 9-12 who plan to enter a full-time undergraduate program upon high school graduation.

Burger King Scholars Program
For high school seniors who have part-time jobs and excel academically in school.

C

CIA Undergraduate Scholarship Program
Developed to assist minority and disabled students, but open to all who meet the requirements.

Coca-Cola Scholars Program
Four-year achievement-based scholarships given to 250 high school seniors each year.

D

Davidson Fellows Scholarship
Recognizes and awards the extraordinary who excel in math, science, and technology.

Davis-Putter Scholarship Fund
Need-based scholarships for college students are part of the progressive movement in their community.

Dell Scholars Program
For students who demonstrate a desire and ability to overcome barriers and achieve their goals.

Development Fund For Black Students in Science and Technology
For students studying science or technology at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

Discovery Scholarship
Annual scholarship for high school juniors to support continued education and training beyond high school.

E

Ed Bradley/ Ken Kashiwahara Scholarships
Open to full-time students who are pursuing careers in radio and television news.

EMPOWER Scholarship Award
Designed to increase diversity in the medical rehabilitation field by awarding students of color.

ESA Foundation Computer and Video Game Scholarship Program
For minority and female students majoring in a field related to computer and video game arts.

F

Fulbright Scholar Program
Sends faculty and professionals abroad each year to lecture and conduct research.

Future Engineers Scholarship Program
For students pursuing a career in engineering who shows outstanding academic performance.

G

Gates Millenium Scholarship
Funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; established to help low income minority students.

Go On Girl Book Club Scholarship
Supports authors of the Black African Diaspora who wan to write their way to college money.

Google Anita Borg Scholarship
For women who excel in computing and technology, and are active role models and leaders.

H

Hallie Q. Brown Scholarship
For African American women who have a minimum C average, and can demonstrate financial need.

HBCU Study Abroad Scholarship
Provides travel opportunities for students of color who are traditionally under-represented in such programs.

J

Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program
Provides fellowships to students who excel in the arts, humanities, and social sciences.

Javits-Frasier Teacher Scholarship Fund
To increase diverse students’ access to talent development opportunities through teacher training.

Jeannette Rankin Women’s Scholarship Fund
For low-income women who have a vision of how their education will benefit themselves and their community.

Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship
For cosmetology and barber school students who can demonstrate a financial need.

K

KFC Colonel’s Scholars Program
For college-bound students who can demonstrate financial need, and have a GPA of at least 2.75.

L

Lincoln Forum Scholarship Essay Contest
A writing contest pertaining to the life and times of Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War era.

M

McKesson Pharmacy Scholarship
Designed to assist pharmacy students who plan to continue their education.

N

National Achievement Scholarship
Established in 1964 to provide recognition for outstanding African American high school students.

National Black Police Association Scholarships
For students pursuing careers in law enforcement, criminal justice, and other related areas.

National Institute of Health (NIH) Undergraduate Scholarship
For students from disadvantaged backgrounds who are pursuing science and health-related research.

National SMART Grant
Available to full-time students who are majoring in science, math, technology, engineering, and more.

P

PMI Educational Foundation Scholarships
Established for students in the field of project management or a project management related field.

R

Ron Brown Scholar Program
Seeks to identify African American high school seniors who will make significant contributions to society.

Ronald Reagan College Leaders Scholarship
Seeks to recognize outstanding young people who are promoting American values on college campuses.

S

Siemen Competition
Competition for individual or team research projects in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology.

T

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Scholarships
For first-generation students majoring in business, finance, science, engineering, and more.

Tri-Delta Scholarships
For students who excel in chapter and campus involvement,community service, academics, and more.

Tylenol Scholarship
For students pursuing a career in health care who can demonstrate leadership and academic qualities.

U

United Negro College Fund Scholarships
Administers 400 different scholarship programs so low-income families can afford college, tuition, and books.

U.S. Bank Internet Scholarship
For high school seniors planning to enroll or college freshmen, sophomores, and juniors already enrolled.

USDA/1890 National Scholars Program
For students seeking a Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, food, or natural resource sciences and related majors.

V

Vanguard Minority Scholarship Program
Provides merit-based scholarships to minority students studying business, finance, economics, and more.

W

William B. Ruggles Right To Work Journalism Scholarship
Available to undergraduate and graduate students who are majoring in journalism or a related field.

Writer’s Digest Annual Short Story Competition
Contest for writers who can compose the best fictional short story, written in 1,500 words or less.

X

Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship
For academic high-achievers in science, engineering, and information technnology.

Apr/20/2011 USF Continues Sponsorship of Upward Bound

Posted by Richard • April 20th, 2011

USF Continues Sponsorship of Upward Bound
04-15-2011

Dear USF Community, 

I am happy to announce that USF has agreed to continue its sponsorship of the Upward Bound program, and that we will continue a relationship which started more than 40 years ago.

For many weeks now, we have been working behind the scenes to secure the future of the program. In a meeting today, we forged a genuine partnership with the community, and agreed to form an advisory board that will provide Upward Bound with a new level of oversight and accountability. The Board will help assure the quality of the student experience and help guide the overall direction and management of the program.

Key faculty have agreed to integrate Upward Bound into teaching/learning and research, and to become directly involved in the program. USF will provide classrooms as they are available, with the understanding that an administrative office and some classrooms will need to be located in the San Francisco community. Everyone benefits from this arrangement: the program, the community, and the university.

Participating in today’s meeting were faculty and students from the USF School of Education, representatives from the San Francisco religious community and the USF administration, Chuck Smith, Vice Chair of USF’s Board of Trustees and Joe Marshall, USF alumnus and Trustee Emeritus. I want to thank these dedicated and hard-working individuals for helping us in this important work.

I also applaud our students, staff and faculty who champion social justice and the rights of the less privileged. This goes to the heart of USF’s mission and rich history. I believe USF is a good place with a good heart.

There are many important details to be worked out, but today’s agreement signals a fresh start for Upward Bound, and for its relationship with USF and the community of San Francisco. I am proud to be part of this university.

Mary J. Wardell
Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Community Engagement

 

Apr/19/2011 Show Me Campaign Fellowship 2011

Posted by Richard • April 19th, 2011


The Show Me Campaign Fellowship Program, launched in 2009, encourages young people who are dedicated to helping improve the world. The Fellowship provides $3,000 stipends for college students who have unpaid internships during the summer of 2011 in the following areas:

  • International development, specifically eradicating global poverty
  • Improving education in the United States

John Legend, Grammy award-winning musician and founder of the Show Me Campaign, provides the inspiration for the Fellowship program.

John believes that a commitment to social justice means turning down some of the noise and clutter of our daily lives and stopping to think about the way others live. He believes that developing a sense of empathy leads to caring and that caring leads to action.

Show Me Campaign Fellows are leaders committed to social justice. They are persons who witness injustice and act on it. They want to improve the world and inspire others to join them.

The Show Me Campaign Fellows program is now accepting applications for the Summer 2011 program. The deadline to apply is May 27, 2011.

Eligibility

Applicants must have completed their junior year of college at an accredited college or university and be entering their senior year of college in the fall of 2011.

Applicants must have a predetermined unpaid internship with a registered 501(c)3 organization.

Fellows will develop and submit a personal profile and a host organization profile that will be posted on the Show Me Campaign Fellows page on the Show Me Campaign website (www.showmecampaign.org). Responsibilities include submitting 3 written or video entries over the course of the summer highlighting the community in which you are working, your hosting organization’s mission and goals, and demonstrable measures of the progress and impact being achieved. The Show Me Campaign will post excerpts from these entries to the Show Me Campaign website. Fellows are also asked to share information that will help others become more informed of issues related to the mission of the Show Me Campaign.

Fellows will receive the $3,000 stipend after their internship is completed and if their profiles and blogs were maintained throughout the summer.

APPLY TODAY! Click here to download an application.

Please contact info@showmecampaign.org with any questions. We look forward to hearing from you!

Apr/14/2011 Interested in a Teaching Career? Deadline Extended to May 8

Posted by Richard • April 14th, 2011

Deadline extended to May 8, 2011.

The San Francisco Youthworker to Teacher Pathway is structured to address the shortage of qualified, highly skilled teachers in San Francisco Bay area schools. The goal of the program is to provide educational support to underrepresented individuals aspiring to educate the youth of tomorrow. The program will help you gain basic college level academic skills at City College of San Francisco (CCSF) in a two year degree program leading to an AA degree and preparation for transfer to San Francisco State University (SFSU). In addition, the program will assist students with employment placement in an after school program to provide students with a paid work experience that can lead to a pathway into the field of education. Besides the academic training, the San Francisco Youthworker to Teacher Pathway program will provide participants with the social support and guidance necessary to achieve their goals. This will include a support system that works directly with each participant to assist them with their academic and social needs, including case management and tutoring.

The SF YouthWorker to Teacher Pathway Offers:

Opportunity

  • Academic Enrichment for College Success
  • Paid work experience in After School Programs
  • Work with Children and Youth

Support

  • Financial Aid and Scholarship Assistance
  • Tutoring Services
  • Learning Cohort
  • Case Manager and Counseling Services
  • Social Support Services (CalWorks, Housing, etc.)

Outcomes

  • AA or AS Degree, BA Degree
  • Youth Worker Certificate
  • Teaching Career or Career in Youth Development/Human Services

Enrollment Requirements:

  • A passion for working with Children and Youth
  • 17 years of age or older (with High School Diploma or working on GED) and Legally able to work in California.
  • TB Test and LiveScan needed for employment (We can assist you!)

Classes begin Summer 2011!

  • Students selected to participate in the program will be required to take the following summer courses:
    • CDEV 67: The Child, Family & Community
    • ET 108B: Practical Mathematics

Deadline extended to May 8, 2011.

For more information, please contact:
Juan Salazar, Student Support Specialist
Email:  juan.ytp@gmail.com
Phone: (415) 875-0467

Questions? Visit us at CCSF in the MUB, Room 249, or online at sites.google.com/site/sfyw2tp.

Mar/19/2011 Black & Proud to be College Bound Conference

Posted by Richard • March 19th, 2011

A conference for African American young men featuring:

Youth-led Panels
College Prep Workshops
Entertainment & Speakers

Planned in conjunction with youth and staff from 100 Black Men of the Bay Area, ASAP, Brothers on the Rise, Choose College Educational Foundation, College Access Foundation, College Track, East Oakland Youth Development Center, Greene Scholars Program, The Hannah Project, Juma Ventures, Summer Search, and Young Scholars Program.

More information available soon on www.mkf.org.

Sponsored by the College Bound Brotherhood, a program of the Mitchell Kapor Foundation.  www.collegeboundbros.org