Welcome to the Oakland Promise Application Portal!

This is a portal for all applicants, recommenders, reviewers, and staff of Oakland Promise's scholarship and grant programs.

About the Class of 2023 Oakland Promise Scholarship Program: 


The Oakland Promise Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a postsecondary institution or education program -- such as a four-year college, two-year community college, or CTE program -- right after high school. Students awarded the Oakland Promise scholarship receive scholarship funds (ranging from $2,000 to $4,000, and a limited number of scholarships at $8,000 and $16,000 levels). In addition to our scholarships, awarded scholars will transition into our college completion program where they will receive direct support services as they continue their post-secondary education. Our Oakland Promise scholarship is open to Oakland public and charter high school seniors who meet our eligibility requirements.

Answers to frequently asked questions can be found HERE.

Important Dates:

  • November 1, 2022 - Online Application portal opens. 

  • March 2, 2023 - FAFSA / CA Dream Act Application Deadline 

  • March 10, 2023 - Online Applications are due @ 11:59PM PST

    • Those applying for the higher scholarships 8k-16k:

      • March 15, 2023 - Letters of Recommendations deadline @ 11:59PM PST

      • Interviews, if requested will be conducted in early to mid-April 2023

  • April 14, 2023 - Scholarship award letters are sent out 

  • April 21, 2023 - Scholarship Acceptance deadline

  • April 25, 2023 - Confirmation of Awarding Sent

Helpful tips for completing the scholarship application can be found HERE.

You can prepare by reviewing the 2023 application questions.

Interested? To begin an application for any of our open programs, please click REGISTER at the top right to set up an account.