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. We currently have two (2) programs for which eligible youth can apply: 

  1. Class of 2021 Oakland Promise Scholarship
  2. Youth Organizer Grant

Read about each below.

About the Class of 2021 Oakland Promise Scholarship Program:

The Oakland Promise Scholarship is awarded to graduating high school seniors who plan to attend a postsecondary institution -- 4 year college, 2 year 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) as well as mentoring, peer-advising, networking opportunities, and other persistence support and services to achieve college success. 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:

  • December 7, 2020 - Online Application portal opens
  • March 2, 2021 - FAFSA / CA Dream Act Application deadline
  • March 22, 2021 - Online Applications are due
    • Interviews, if requested, will be conducted in mid-April 2021
  • April 30, 2021 - Scholarship awards announced

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

You can prepare by reviewing the 2021 application questions.

About the Youth Organizer Grant:

We are no longer accepting new applications.

We launched the Oakland Promise Youth Organizer Grant, open to any Oakland youth seeking to start or continue efforts of community service and leadership within Black or other underserved communities of color. Youth-led nonprofit organizations may also apply.

The application launched in November 2020 and accepted applications on an ongoing basis in multiple rounds.

Grant amounts range from $500 to $2,500.

Any questions? Check out our grant FAQ.

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