As of February 24, 2024, student applicants who are unable to obtain their official Student Aid Index (SAI) calculation from their FAFSA or CADAA Submission because it 'cannot calculate' are now permitted to submit their OP Scholarship application by uploading the results from the approved FAFSA Estimator:

Student applicants who need to enter their Student Aid Index (SAI) calculation using the FAFSA Estimator will be conditionally eligible for the OP Scholarship. Additionally, they must include the FAFSA estimator results along with their initial FAFSA results when submitting. Then, we ask that when students receive their final FAFSA results, they should ly upload their new results to this link The deadline to upload and submit their final FAFSA submission results will be May 31, 2024 at 11:59 pm (PST). Exceptions are possible at the discretion of the OP staff.

The 2024 OAKLAND PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION will open November 1, 2023 at 6AM PST.

Please check your spam or junk mail for OP related communications concerning your scholarship application, this is how you will stay up to date regarding your application status. 

The Oakland Promise Scholarship is awarded to graduating Oakland district or charter high school seniors and 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.

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Important Dates: 

  • November 1, 2023 - Online Application portal opens.

  • March 8, 2024 - Online Applications are due @ 11:59PM PST

    • FAFSA/CADAA must be completed prior to submission and applicants will be asked to report your student aid index from your confirmation email of submission summary.

    • All applicants will be asked to submit an unofficial transcript.

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

      • March 15, 2024 - Letters of Recommendations deadline @ 11:59PM PST

      • Interviews, if requested will be conducted in the week of April 1st-5th, 2024

  • April 12, 2024 - Scholarship award letters are sent out 

  • April 19, 2024 - Scholarship Acceptance deadline @ 11:59PM PST

If you have any questions, please complete this form: and a college access team member will reach out to assist you.

 Need more information or support? 

College Access Senior Guide  2023 - 2024 | Espanol College Access Senior Guide  2023 - 2024

  • Our guide is a must-read for senior students looking to apply for our scholarship.

2023-2024 Scholarship Application FAQs | Preguntas frecuentes sobre la beca 2023-2024

  • Explore a list of frequently asked questions to address any concerns you may have.

OP Scholarship Portal Tips 2023-2024 | Consejos para el portal de becas 2023-2024

  • Learn tips and tricks for navigating our scholarship portal efficiently.

2024 Oakland Promise Scholarship Main Questions | Preguntas frecuentes sobre la beca 2023-2024

  • Find answers to common questions about the scholarship application.

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