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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Resources and Local Scholarships for High School Students

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Local Scholarships

The following are scholarships for Bay Area/San Francisco high school students. Click on the scholarship names for more information.

NCC National Pacific Islander Education Network Scholarship

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NCC National Pacific Islander Education Network Scholarship

January 22, 2021

  • Enrolled in high school or accredited college
  • Must be of Pacific Islander descent
  • Have GPA of 2.00 or higher
  • Must be Northern California resident

One-time scholarship of $500

SF Achievers Scholarship

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SF Achievers Scholarship

February 1, 2021

  • Graduating high school seniors who are African American young men
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Attending a 2 or 4 year accredited college or university full-time in fall following their high school graduation

4-year college attendees receive $3,000 per school year

2-year college attendees receive $1,500 per school year (upon transfer to a 4-year program, eligible for $3,000 annually

Hope SF Scholarship

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Hope SF Scholarship

February 14, 2021

  • Black/African American or Native/Indigenous American high school senior
  • Resides in Alice Griffith, Potrero Terrace Annex, Hunters View, or Sunnydale of San Francisco
  • Pursuing a college degree or career goal

4-year college attendees receive $4,500

2-year college or professional training program attendees receive $2,500

Maisin Scholarship

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Maisin Scholarship

February 19, 2021

  • SFUSD high school senior
  • Cumulative unweighted GPA between 2.0 and 3.5
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Will attend college or accredited educational program in the fall of high school graduation year
  • Committed to post-secondary education

As much as $3,000 annually for up to four years of scholarship support

Georgia McHugh Scholarship

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Georgia McHugh Scholarship

February 26, 2021

  • Current high school senior girl and/or female identified person enrolled in a San Francisco accredited high school
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Be resident of the City and County of San Francisco
  • Have enrolled in or will be enrolled in an accredited four-year California college as a full-time student

$5,000 one-year scholarship

10,000 Degrees Scholarship (formerly Meritus)

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10,000 Degrees Scholarship (formerly Meritus)

March 2, 2021

  • Graduating high school senior from a Bay Area school
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Must be enrolled in an average of 12 academic units per term during 2020-21 academic year (or full-time as designated by school)

Varies

LATA Scholarship

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LATA Scholarship

March 5, 2021

  • Must be an SFUSD high school senior or have attended an SFUSD school
  • Must be of Latino heritage
  • Must explain financial need
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to a college education
  • Must demonstrate leadership in your community and commitment to give back to your community
  • Dreamer students are welcome

Awards from $500 to $3000 for students enrolling in 4-year college, community college, or trade school

SF Alliance of Black Educators Scholarship

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SF Alliance of Black Educators Scholarship

March 5, 2021

  • African American high school SFUSD seniors who will graduate by June 2021
  • Pursue a college degree or career goal
  • Demonstrate satisfactory scholastic achievement and financial need

$1000 scholarship award

Superintendent's 21st Century Awards Program

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Superintendent's 21st Century Awards

March 5, 2021

  • SFUSD seniors
  • Exemplify a strength in one or more of the characteristics of the SFUSD Graduate Profile
  • Available to all students regardless of citizenship status

$3000 scholarship award

TACT Scholarship

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TACT Scholarship

March 11, 2021

  • SFUSD graduating seniors of Chinese heritage
  • Community volunteer service
  • Minimum unweighted cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Participation in school and extracurricular activities
  • Demonstrated leadership in school and/or community related activities
  • Unusual circumstances, if any (i.e. health or financial need)

$2000 per student

Society for Community Work Scholarship

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Society for Community Work Scholarship

 

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March 15, 2021

  • Will be in the first generation of your immediate family to graduate from a U.S. college
  • Will be graduating this spring from a San Francisco public or private high school
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or above
  • Have a demonstrated financial need
  • Will attend an accredited public or private college or university
  • Will maintain mutually agreed upon periodic contact with your Scholarship Committee mentor
  • Will provide the Letter of Recommendation as required on your application

$1500-$2500 per student

Karen Ha Scholarship

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Karen Ha Scholarship

March 24, 2021

  • Incoming freshman planning to enroll full-time to an accredited four-year public college
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Korean ethnicity (at least 50%)
  • Documented financial need
  • Bay Area resident
  • Undocumented students with DACA status are eligible to apply

The scholarship award is $10,000 (2,500 per year, up to four years) for students enrolling as freshmen

$5,000 ($2,500 per year, up to four years) for students transferring as juniors from a local community college

Mayor London Breed's Bridge to Excellence Scholarship Program

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Mayor London Breed's Bridge to Excellence Scholarship Program

March 31, 2021

  • SFUSD high school senior graduating in Spring 2021
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2
  • Must demonstrate a significant financial need
  • Must be the first in their family to attend a four-year college

$2500 award

City Youth Now Scholarship

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City Youth Now Scholarship

April 1, 2021

  • A youth or young adult intending to enroll in higher education during the 2021-2022 school year
  • Currently or has been involved in the San Francisco foster or juvenile justice system
  • Can demonstrate a need for financial assistance

Scholarships ranged from $1,000 to $3,000 in past years.

Scholarship values and quantities may vary on a yearly basis depending on availability and youth need.

Spark*SF and Alexandria Real Estate Scholarships

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Spark*SF and Alexandria Real Estate Scholarships

April 12, 2021

  • SFUSD high school senior
  • Maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Will be attending a two or four-year college or university
  • Intend to declare or have declared a major in one of the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) fields

$5000 annual award for up to 4 years, for 3 students

United Educators of San Francisco Scholarships

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United Educators of San Francisco Scholarships

April 16, 2021

  • UESF is providing 7 scholarships for SFUSD 12th graders
  • Each scholarship has different requirements to apply
  • Visit the link to see details for all 7 scholarships

From $500 to $2000

Filipino-American Scholars Award

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Filipino-American Scholars Award

April 23, 2021

  • SFUSD high school senior
  • Identify as Filipino/a/x
  • Must have a weighted cumulative GPA of 2.5 and above (Students with a 2.0+ GPA may be considered)

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CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

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CGCS-Bernard Harris Scholarship Program

May 4, 2021

  • High school senior who is a member of the Black or Hispanic community
  • Evidence of academic achievement in high school, leadership skills or community service in STEM
  • Commitment to pursue STEM career
  • Minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA
  • Accepted as a full-time students @ 4-year institution
  • Must attend a public school in a Council of the Great City Schools district (SFUSD is included)

$5000 award for up to 4 students

CCSF Foundation Promise Scholarship

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CCSF Foundation Promise Scholarship

May 7, 2021

  • Graduate form a San Francisco high school (public or private) in Spring 2021
  • Possess a 2.75 cumulative, unweighted high school GPA (end of Fall 2020)
  • Be transfer-bound
  • Enroll as part of Metro Transfer Academics cohort and complete within 2 years (3 for STEM majors)
  • Maintain 2.75 GPA at CCSF

Awards a $10,000 merit scholarship

Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center and Vietnamese Academic Award Foundation Outstanding Academic & Hardship Scholarship

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Au Co Vietnamese Cultural Center and Vietnamese Academic Award Foundation Scholarships

May 7, 2021

  • 12th graders graduating in 2021, who will begin their first year of college in Fall of 2021
  • Of Vietnamese descent/heritage
  • Current students of a public or private school within the area codes of (415), (628) or (650). Students of Au Co Center are exempt from the area code requirement.
  • For Outstanding Academic Achievement Scholarship:
    • demonstrate academic excellence with a minimum 3.5 GPA
  • For Financial Hardship Scholarship:
    • have a minimum 3.0 GPA
    • must submit their parents' tax returns for financial need consideration
  • Most outstanding applicant will be awarded $1,500
  • Runners-up will be awarded $1,000 each
  • A minimum of three scholarships will be awarded
  • Depending on available funds, the number of scholarships may increase

H. Welton Flynn Annual Scholarship

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H. Welton Flynn Annual Scholarship

May 15, 2021

  • High school male senior
  • Resides in San Francisco-Peninsula counties (Santa Clara, San Francisco, & San Mateo)

N/A

10,000 Degrees Community College Success Program Scholarship

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Community College Success Program Scholarship

June 1, 2021

  • No GPA requirement
  • Must be planning on attending a community college
  • Must be a graduating senior from a 10,000 Degrees partner high school district (SFUSD included)
  • Must be from a low income household

$250-$500 award

Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship

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Rose Pak Memorial Scholarship

June 30, 2021

  • Entering or currently enrolled in an accredited 4-year college or university as an undergraduate in 2021 Fall or 2022 Spring semester
  • Must be from San Francisco Bay Area
  • Must be member of the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community
  • Come from a low-income family
  • Applicants must demonstrate experience of leadership and intent to pursue a career in public service

$5000 award for up to 5 students

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Save for College with K2C

Every child entering kindergarten in the San Francisco Unified School District automatically receives a college savings account at Citibank with an opening deposit of $50 from the City of San Francisco. A K2C account is a deposit-only savings account opened and managed by the City & County of San Francisco.