Leadership Council, Scholar
"The atmosphere here allowed me to be free, allowed me to be myself, allowed me to be vulnerable and speak my own voice."
“Even more valuable than the scholarship money was having the emotional support.” — Beleza Chan, 2006 Scholar
Immigrants Rising’s Scholarship Fund (previously called New American Scholars Fund) provides financial awards to low-income immigrant college and graduate students who live and/or attend school in the San Francisco Bay Area. We provide scholarships of up to $7,000 to cover tuition and other expenses. Scholars are selected for their academic excellence, financial need, and community impact; they are also expected to maintain a minimum GPA (2.8 for college students and 3.0 for graduate students), and participate in ongoing Immigrants Rising’s programming, events, and activities throughout the year. Read profiles of our 2019-2020 Scholars.
You must fulfill at least one of the following:
Note: We define the San Francisco Bay Area as the following 11 counties: Alameda, Contra Costa, Marin, Napa, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Solano, Sonoma, and Yolo.
The 2019-2020 application period is now closed.