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.

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

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, 2023 - Online Application portal opens.

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

    • FAFSA/CADAA must be completed prior to submission.

    • Those applying for the Great Expectations 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: https://oaklandpromise.info/CAtickets  and a college access team member will reach out to assist you. Follow us on Instagram (@opcollegeaccess) to stay in the loop!

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


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