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/31/2011 Scholarships for Summer Kayaking Programs

Posted by Richard • May 31st, 2011

Two Kayaking Programs, one at Mission Creek and the other at Lake Merced, are offering group scholarships:

Take a day sea kayaking outing on Mission Creek:

University of California San Francisco Outdoor Programs Kayak Adventure
Contact: Kirk McLaughlin, 415/502-2121
Mission Creek, Mission Bay/South of Market

Free under scholarship program: Take your group on an urban aquatic adventure! UCSF Outdoor Programs has 440 full-scholarship spots for sea kayaking outings on Mission Creek for young people over 8 years old. Make arrangements directly with the program. Ability to swim strongly preferred but not mandatory.

Sign up a group for a weeklong day camp sailing and kayaking on Lake Merced:

San Francisco State University Kayaking/Sailing Camp
Contact: Dr. Patrick Tierney, 415/338-1531
Lake Merced, Lakeshore/Sunset District

Full scholarships for groups representing low-income urban youth: Weeklong day camps on Lake Merced offer kayaking, sailing, science and environmental activities. Ages 8-15; ability to swim strongly preferred but not mandatory. Groups must commit to the full week.

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/15/2011 Accounting Career Awareness Program Application Deadline

Posted by Richard • April 15th, 2011

ACAP Class of 2010 300x199 Accounting Career Awareness Program | Deadline April 15

The Accounting Career Awareness Program, affectionately known as ACAP, is a career development program for high school students from under-represented ethnic groups aimed at exposing them to Accounting and other business professions.

ACAP offers a one-week summer residency program at UC Berkeley which introduces the students to accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored curriculum involving guest lecturers from industry and academia. Students are actively involved in the week’s activities which include classroom lectures, field trips, and mentoring from working business professionals.

All ACAP participants receive scholarships covering the total cost of tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and room and board. (In other words everything is FREE for the student/parents) The week culminates with a banquet for sponsors, participants and their parents or guardians.

The residency program this year will be held from July 17-22, 2011 on the California University of Berkeley Campus.

If you can please forward this information to ALL who may be in need or have in interest in the Accounting Career Awareness Program. In 1996 I, too, was a student of ACAP, and it has since changed my life forever! This is a wonderful experience to be taking advantage of.

Go to web site for more info and applications: www.acapsfbayarea.org.

Application Deadline is April 15th.

 

Apr/11/2011 ACAP and Spotlight on the Arts Applications Due This Friday, April 15

Posted by Richard • April 11th, 2011

ACAP Class of 2010 300x199 Accounting Career Awareness Program | Deadline April 15

Accounting Career Awareness Program

The Accounting Career Awareness Program, affectionately known as ACAP, is a career development program for high school students from under-represented ethnic groups aimed at exposing them to Accounting and other business professions.

ACAP offers a one-week summer residency program at UC Berkeley which introduces the students to accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored curriculum involving guest lecturers from industry and academia. Students are actively involved in the week’s activities which include classroom lectures, field trips, and mentoring from working business professionals.

All ACAP participants receive scholarships covering the total cost of tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and room and board. (In other words everything is FREE for the student/parents) The week culminates with a banquet for sponsors, participants and their parents or guardians.

The residency program this year will be held from July 17-22, 2011 on the California University of Berkeley Campus.

If you can, please forward this information to ALL who may be in need or have in interest in the Accounting Career Awareness Program. This is a wonderful experience to be taking advantage of.

Go to web site for more info and applications: www.acapsfbayarea.org.

Application Deadline is April 15th.


spotlightcovergroup Spotlight 2011 Summer Program Applications Due

Spotlight on the Arts

A program of the Arts and Community Development Project at California Lawyers for the Arts

Spotlight on the Arts provides deserving teens who are interested in the arts with paid summer internships, workshops on conflict resolution, college preparation and career development, “backstage” tours of arts facilities, and field trips to live cultural events. In San Francisco youth have interned at diverse arts organizations including Mission Cultural Center for Latino Arts, A.C.T. Costume Shop, Cartoon Art Museum, Zaccho Dance Theatre and Streetside Stories. In Los Angeles we have placed interns at Grand Performances, LA Stage Alliance, Robey Theatre, and Shakespeare Festival LA. Tours of arts facilities and excursions to cultural events have included the New Conservatory Theatre, African American Art and Culture Complex, San Francisco Mime Troupe and Stern Grove. Graduates of Spotlight may be eligible to continue their internships for up to 10 hours per week during the school year.

Download flyers and applications for the Spotlight 2011 Summer Program here. Applications for the program are due on April 15, 2011.

Internship Site Providers
If you are an arts organization or business interested in having a youth placed with you this summer, please contact Jill Roisen at 775-7200 x 102 for more information. You will be required to fill out and send to us an Applicationand a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU). Applications and MOU’s are due on April 1, 2011.

Spotlight on the Arts has been funded by public and private agencies and individuals including the San Francisco Department of Children Youth & Their Families, The Tom Merit Hancock Family Fund, The Merit and Carol Hancock Memorial Fund, LEF Foundation, Lennar Corporation, PG&E, Wells Fargo Foundation, Bernard E. and Alba Witkin Foundation, William and Clare Warhaftig Fund and Diane Wilsey.

For all information, please visit www.calawyersforthearts.org/Community_Development.

If you have any questions, please call (415) 775-7200 ext. 102 or email jill.roisen@calawyersforthearts.org.

 

Mar/28/2011 Alcoa Foundation and Institute for Civic Leadership Establish Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program

Posted by Richard • March 28th, 2011

Alcoa Foundation and Institute for Civic Leadership Establish Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program

The Alcoa Foundation, the corporate foundation of global aluminum producer Alcoa, has announced a partnership with the Institute for Civic Leadership to establish the Alcoa Global Service Leaders Scholarship Program. The new program invites students between the ages of 15 and 18 anywhere in the world to apply for full scholarships of up to $5,000 to attend ICL’s 2011 Summer Academy, a comprehensive, two-week hands-on summer leadership program for students who have passion for leadership and service.

The scholarship winners will have a unique opportunity to study and learn together at Dwight International School in Vancouver Island, Canada. Students will learn about sustainable leadership and will master key leadership skills through workshops, team-building exercises, games, and excursions.

Alcoa will reward 50 secondary and high school students in the 9th, 10th, or 11th standard, grade, or year with full scholarships to a two-week summer session. Those students will join 50 other individuals from across the world for a unique opportunity to study and learn together at Dwight International School (DIS), Vancouver Island, Canada.  Scholarships are also open to Alcoans’ children.

Application Summary

  • Competitive selection process with no guarantees for scholarships
  • Selection is open to students who are ages 15 to 18 years
  • ICL Summer Leadership Academy is in session from August 1 to 14, 2011
  • Academy located at The Dwight International School, Shawnigan Lake, British Columbia
  • Strong abilities with English are required.

For complete program information and the scholarship application, visit the Alcoa website.

Mar/23/2011 Accounting Career Awareness Program | Deadline April 15

Posted by Richard • March 23rd, 2011

The Accounting Career Awareness Program, affectionately known as ACAP, is a career development program for high school students from under-represented ethnic groups aimed at exposing them to Accounting and other business professions.

ACAP offers a one-week summer residency program at UC Berkeley which introduces the students to accounting, entrepreneurship, finance, economics and management through a carefully tailored curriculum involving guest lecturers from industry and academia. Students are actively involved in the week’s activities which include classroom lectures, field trips, and mentoring from working business professionals.

All ACAP participants receive scholarships covering the total cost of tuition, books, supplies, transportation, and room and board. (In other words everything is FREE for the student/parents) The week culminates with a banquet for sponsors, participants and their parents or guardians.

The residency program this year will be held from July 17-22, 2011 on the California University of Berkeley Campus.

If you can please forward this information to ALL who may be in need or have in interest in the Accounting Career Awareness Program. In 1996 I, too, was a student of ACAP, and it has since changed my life forever! This is a wonderful experience to be taking advantage of.

Go to web site for more info and applications: www.acapsfbayarea.org.

Application Deadline is April 15th.

Feb/24/2011 Harvard University Says, “No Tuition and No Student Loans”

Posted by Richard • February 24th, 2011

Harvard University Announcements:

No Tuition and No Student Loans

Harvard University announced over the weekend that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families will pay no tuition. In making the announcement, Harvard’s president Lawrence H. Summers said, “When only ten percent of the students in elite higher education come from families in the lower half of the income distribution, we are not doing enough. We are not doing enough in bringing elite higher education to the lower half of the income distribution.”

If you know of a family earning less than $60,000 a year with an honor student graduating from high school soon, Harvard University wants to pay the tuition. The prestigious university recently announced that from now on undergraduate students from low-income families can go to Harvard for free…no tuition and no student loans!

To find out more about Harvard offering free tuition for families making less than $60,000 a year, visit Harvard’s financial aid website at: www.fao.fas.harvard.edu or call the school’s financial aid office at (617) 495-1581.

Harvard Announces Sweeping Middle-Income Initiative

Harvard President Drew Faust and Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences Michael D. Smith today (Dec. 10) announced a sweeping overhaul of financial aid policies designed to make Harvard College more affordable for families across the income spectrum. The new initiative focuses on ensuring greater affordability for middle- and upper-middle-income families through major enhancements to grant aid, the elimination of student loans, and the removal of home equity from financial aid calculations.

Read more…

Feb/24/2011 2011 College Prep Scholarship Applications Due March 29

Posted by Richard • February 24th, 2011

The QuestBridge College Prep Scholarship levels the playing field of college admissions. It equips high-achieving low-income juniors with the knowledge necessary to compete for admission to the nation’s most selective colleges.

Selected students will receive one or more of the following awards:

  • Full scholarships to college summer programs: 10 students will receive scholarships to summer school programs at Emory, Harvard, Notre Dame, Penn, Stanford, or Yale. The scholarships will cover the full cost of travel, tuition, and room & board.
  • Individualized college admissions counseling: 40 students will each be paired with an experienced counselor from QuestBridge’s staff and will receive personalized admissions advice via phone and e-mail throughout the college application process.
  • College Admissions Conference invitations: 1,000 students will be invited to QuestBridge conferences at Stanford or Yale. Participants will attend workshops on how low-income students can successfully apply to leading colleges. They also will meet college admissions officers and learn more about the opportunities that QuestBridge offers.
  • Expense-paid campus visits: 100 students will have their travel expenses and room & board covered by a QuestBridge partner college to visit their campus.
  • Tele-mentoring with college students: 100 students will each be paired with an Amherst College student who will provide advice about the college admissions process.
  • Quest for Excellence Awards: selected students will receive awards such as new laptops and full scholarships to college summer programs.

The College Prep Scholarship application is available at www.questbridge.org. The application is free of charge and is due March 29, 2011.

The College Prep Scholarship also prepares students to be successful applicants to the QuestBridge National College Match program in the fall of their senior year. The National College Match pairs outstanding low-income high school seniors with admission and full scholarships to our partner colleges. Last year, 310 students gained admission and full scholarships to selective colleges through the National College Match, and over 1,000 more QuestBridge applicants were admitted with generous financial aid through the QuestBridge Regular Decision process.

QuestBridge partners include: Amherst College, Bowdoin College, Brown University, Caltech, Columbia University, Dartmouth College, Emory University, Haverford College, MIT, Northwestern University, Oberlin College, Parsons The New School for Design, Pomona College, Princeton University, Rice University, Scripps College, Stanford University, Swarthmore College, Trinity College University of Chicago, University of Notre Dame, University of Pennsylvania, University of Southern California, University of Virginia, Vassar College, Washington and Lee University, Wellesley College, Wesleyan University, Williams College, and Yale University.

For more information about our partner colleges, please see our http://www.questbridge.org/students/partners.html.

QuestBridge is a non-profit program. Our organization has worked for 16 years to place top-tier college opportunities within reach for outstanding low-income students.