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    Scholarship Committee Goals

    Support African-American high school seniors in the San Francisco Bay Area


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    Dr. Vivian T. Thomas Scholarship

    ($500 scholarships to African-American High School Seniors that meet requirements)

    Dr. Vivien T. Thomas Scholarships will be awarded to African American students attending high school in San Francisco and
    Alameda counties. These scholarships are given based on a demonstrated financial need and in recognition of academic and civic
    achievements during the student's high school years. This is a one-year non-renewable award; a minimum of $500. Members of the
    Black Caucus Scholarship Committee will select semi-finalists for interviews on the basis of the General Eligibility criteria.
    The selection of the final scholarship recipients is based on the personal interview and oral presentation of the semi-finalists.

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     Application Requirements


    Eligibility Requirements:

    • Academic good standing (Unweighted GPA minimum of 2.5)
    • African American Senior, full-time status in an accredited high school
    • Demonstrated Financial Need
    • Declared intention to enroll in one of the following:

    - Four-year accredited college
    - Two-year community college
    - Accredited business, trade, or vocational school


    1) Demographic information
    2) Student transcript w/ GPA
    3) Essay**
    4) Letter of recommendation


    Final Selection Requirements:

    • Personal Interview
    • Three-to-Five-minute oral presentation


    Notification of Scholarship:

    The successful applicant will be notified in writing, and he/she will be invited to attend a presentation ceremony at which the recipient will be acknowledge and a scholarship certificate presented. (The ceremony is subject to be a virtual presentation. Advanced notice will be given to all recipients.)

    Contact Info:
    UCSF Black Caucus Scholarship Committee Email: [email protected]

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    * Application opens Monday, 1/3/22 at 7am and closes Monday, 2/28/22 at 11:59pm.

    ** Please submit an essay on:

    "How My Continued Education will Benefit My Community" or "How My Continued Education will Transform My Life" (300-650 words).