The scholarships, fully funded by individual donors, are $3000 per year for four years for a student attending a university, and a $1500 per year for a student attending a community college (that increases to $3000 per year when the student transfers to a university).
Up to $3,000/year in scholarship funds and in-depth check-ins, which occur a minimum of twice a year and as often as every week, depending on each student’s individual needs.
Each student accepted into the program is matched with a mentor who works collaboratively with staff to help the Scholar solve problems and learn new strategies for success, empowering the student to remove barriers on their own.
We place Achievers in a variety of career-specific summer internships (e.g. the City and County of San Francisco’s Project Pull) to develop on-the-job skills and experience and prepare students for life after college.
Through partnerships with companies and community based organizations such as LinkedIn and College Track, we are able to offer college ready workshops with an emphasis on their social media presence.
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Meet The Scholars
Get to know the student behind the scholarship. Learn about their story and follow them on their journey through college and beyond.
One of our scholars, Jerry Johnson, recently told us that his ability to succeed had always been doubted; his friends, and even his family members, told him he would drop out of school and do drugs because bad behavior “ran in his blood.”
David Miles was in the pitch blackness. He was in a dark cave in Yosemite with no light and the only way he could navigate out of it was with the help of his fellow San Francisco Achievers. Read More
For African American males like Daniel Ogbonna, acceptance to college represents the first step toward an eminent future. Daniel is a senior at Wallenberg High School in San Francisco and has already received acceptance letters from two Bay area schools.