The goal of our scholarship fund is to help eliminate one of the leading obstacles preventing single parents and minority students from attending college – the soaring cost of tuition. We believe when students have the opportunity to attend college, our society thrives. We provide talented students with the means to be able to reach a higher education, which helps develop the future leaders of the Bay Area – and the world.
On average, tuition for higher education increases annually by 8% - effectively doubling the cost of tuition every nine years (FinAid.org 2012). As the price of college soars, more and more students are left with more obstacles to reach a higher education. We offer two distinct scholarships to help alleviate this financial burden:
The Single Parent Scholarship – $1,000 per recipient
Low-income single parents who are Bay Area residents* and who will be enrolled at an accredited, not-for-profit 2 or 4-year institution in the fall are eligible to apply.
The George Geng-On Lee Minorities in Leadership Scholarship – $1,000 per recipient
Low-income minority students who are Bay Area residents* and who will be enrolled full-time at an accredited, not-for-profit 4-year institution in the fall are eligible to apply.
We choose recipients for both scholarships based on the following factors:
- Financial need
- Leadership history
- Community service record
- Professional recommendations
- Academic performance
HOW TO APPLY
The application period for our scholarships is from April 1 to June 30. Applications can be downloaded from our Applications Page during that time. Applications must be downloaded and completed on a computer. Hand-written applications will not be accepted. Applications and instructions will not be distributed by mail.
Applications are now closed for 2014. Please check back again in Spring 2015 to find updated eligibility information and application forms.
*Bay Area residence is defined as having lived in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area for the two years (24 months) preceding the application deadline. The Bay Area’s nine counties are Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Solano, and Sonoma.
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