Scholarship Committee Goals

Support high school seniors in disadvantaged / disinvested communities in San Francisco and Alameda counties with $500+ donations to support their continued education. Interested students can apply to our Dr. Vivien T. Thomas Scholarship noted below.

Current Scholarship Committee (2023-2024) - View List


Scholarships awarded since our launch in 2021:


5 scholarships, $8000 in total, awarded to students from Madison Park Academy, Abraham Lincoln High School, Lowell High School, Burton High School, Alameda High School


5 scholarships awarded to students from Castro Valley High School, San Leandro High School, Ruth Asawa School of the Arts, Philip and Sala Burton Academic High School


4 scholarships awarded to students from Balboa High School, Oakland Technical High School, and Oakland High School



Dr. Vivien T. Thomas Scholarship

($500+ scholarships to High School Seniors that meet requirements)

Dr. Vivien T. Thomas Scholarships will be awarded to high school students in disadvantaged / disinvested communities 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.

The Scholarship Application opens on Monday, January 8, 2024 at 7:00 AM, and closes on Thursday, February 29, 2024 at 11:59 PM





Black Caucus - Scholarship Video

Video produced by LaDaina Fuller, Black Caucus Communications


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