MFEI Scholarship- Due March 2nd


1) Oakland Unified high school seniors (district or charter)

2) Black young men graduating high school in any of the 9 Bay Area counties

3) Pleasanton Unified high school seniors

4) Children of Port of Oakland Employees

5) former MFEI scholars currently in college


Awards are made to students attending a community college, vocational/trade school or 4-year college / university. No GPA requirement.


Application requires the following:

· Student Aid Report** from their 2018-19 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application (**DACA, permanent residency or citizenship not required)

· School Transcript

· Community Engagement Essay (250-300 words) - for high school applicants only

· Personal Statement (750 words)

· Letter of Recommendation (some awards require 2 letters)


DEADLINE: March 2, 2018

Amount: Scholarships range from $500 - $5000


SEEKING VOLUNTEERS: We are also seeking community members (local or elsewhere) to review and score these scholarship applications virtually in April. If interested, please visit:

Please contact if you or your students have any questions regarding this opportunity or if you would like to request a presentation for your school, class or program.

PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarships.


PG&E is focused on California's future. To help our next generation of Californians succeed and innovate, PG&E is awarding a wide variety of college scholarships-including the PG&E Better Together STEM Scholarships.

  • Twenty scholarships of $10,000 each and 20 scholarships of $1,000 each are available to students in PG&E service areas who are pursuing a degree in an eligible STEM discipline at a four-year California college or university.
  • Students planning to enroll in fulltime undergraduate study for the 2018-2019 academic year should apply by February 5, 2018 at

Many other scholarship opportunities can be found at Tell your students or download and share this flyer today!

Linked Learning Scholarship- Due May 3rd

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The Linked Learning Scholarship is an exclusive benefit available to graduating high school seniors enrolled in a Linked Learning pathway that has reached Candidate level or above in Linked Learning Certification. If you haven't registered your pathways, you can do so here

The Linked Learning Alliance is looking for Linked Learning students who showcase academic ability and achievement, financial need, participation in work-based learning activities or internships, persistence, and leadership. This scholarship program will award up to five students a $1,000 one-time scholarship to help cover educational expenses. Below you will find the scholarship application and a flyer to distribute to your students. If you have any questions, please e-mail

Applications due Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017.

Paid Internship Opportunity at UCSF

The Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Center for Science, Education & Outreach is pleased to announce an exciting PAID internship opportunity.

Participants will gain valuable experience being mentored by UCSF Faculty, Post-Docs & Students while conducting scientific Cancer research.

Students will partake in interesting scientific lectures, receive workshops on professionalism and college access, as well as join fun interactive college visits.


  • Must be male and of either African American or Latino heritage
  • Must be a current sophomore or junior
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must have completed and passed Biology with a C or better
  • Must be able to commit to 40 hours a week during the summer (June 5-August 31).

Apply below by February 1, 2017.

Promising Practices in Work-Based Learning for Youth

The National Skills Coalition has recently published a paper titled "Promising Practices in Work-Based Learning for Youth."

This article comes at a timely moment as we are preparing for our Work-Based Learning Institute in a few weeks.  Reading this paper would be a great way to prepare.  We hope to see you there!

Civicorps is Now Hiring!

October 7th is the last day for interviews with Civicorps.  Please have necessary documents ready and application submitted to Civicorps Dean of Students, Mr. Rod Dunn,  at prior to this due date to secure an interview slot.  Applications can also be submitted in person.  Read below for the address and more information.  

Civicorps is gearing up for their next orientation, which will be held fromOctober 10, 2016- October 21, 2016. After successfully completing orientation, students will begin their journey of reconnecting with their academics in order to achieve their goal of receiving a high school diploma.

Civicorps is committed to providing life-changing opportunities for those who are high-risk youth or undocumented youth ages 18-26 who lack a high-school diploma. Their charter school not only helps young adults graduate with their high-school diploma, but also offers paid job training, career and college counseling, and in-depth case management.  Read the Job Description for more information:

Civicorps’ paid job training program offers occupational skills training in:

  • Land management
  • Transportation
  • Recycling
  • Warehouse logistics

During paid job training, students gain industry-recognized certifications, and after graduation, can access internships that lead to jobs in these high-demand industries

If you have any students that are seeking to gain their high-school diploma, please forward them this information and the application.

All youth applicants need to bring the following documents to 101 Myrtle St. Oakland, CA 94607 in West Oakland:

  • Completed Civicorps application (download here or apply online)
  • Birth certificate
  • Social security card
  •  Immunization record
  •  A copy of their high school transcript

If applicants are missing any of the following documents mentioned above, they will be given time to produce them while attending Civicorps.

Interviews are in the process of being conducted until October 7, 2016.