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/4/2011 SF Examiner: San Francisco Schools Bracing for Ever-Deeper Budget Cuts

Posted by Richard • May 4th, 2011

San Francisco schools bracing for ever-deeper budget cuts
Article dated: Wed, 20 Apr 2011 11:00:43 +0000

San Francisco schools

A budget gap of nearly $109 million over the next two years is predicted for San Francisco schools, which could mean deeper cuts to programs, larger class sizes and even school closures under the worst-case scenario.

The grim budget forecast was outlined Tuesday night to the Board of Education.

“What we have ahead of us is totally unacceptable,” Superintendent Carlos Garcia told board members at the start of the meeting. “This is one of the worst scenarios I’ve ever seen.”

The San Francisco Unified School District, which operates on a budget of $490 million, must cut $24.8 million for the 2011-12 school year. These cuts are based on Gov. Jerry Brown’s failure to convince legislators in Sacramento to hold a June special election that would have let voters decide to extend vehicle and income taxes.

Without the tax extensions, roughly $2 billion must be cut from K-12 schools across California. The state is facing a $19 billion budget shortfall.

The deficit in San Francisco schools could grow to another $84 million by the 2012-13 school year if the state’s economy doesn’t turn around.

Next year’s budget could be worse, said Myong Leigh, deputy superintendent of policy and operations, depending on the governor’s revised budget, which is due in May. Discussions in Sacramento have focused on an “all-cuts” budget that would slice current spending to extremely low levels without raising any revenues, K-12 schools would stand to lose another $4 billion.

If additional cuts need to be made schools could be closed, the school year could be shorter, class sizes could be increased and cuts could be made to advanced-placement programs, among other areas, Leigh said. The district must approve a budget and submit it to Sacramento by July 1. Two community meetings are scheduled for May and the Board of Education will vote on a final budget by June 28.

akoskey@sfexaminer.com