Each year, we award scholarships to college-bound students in the Bay Area including:
- The Young Author’s Scholarship
- The Nathan Jillson Memorial Scholarship
- The Irving Hochman Memorial Scholarship
- The Taylor Renfrew Ingham Memorial Scholarship
To be eligible for a scholarship, students must be high school graduating seniors, demonstrate financial need, go to school in the Bay Area, and demonstrate intent to enroll in a vocational school, college, or university. Preference will be given to students who attend public high schools in San Francisco. View the 2013 application guidelines.
Read about our 2012 scholarship winners.
Our past scholars are an incredible bunch, with a great diversity of interests, passions, and achievements. We are honored to be able to support these young people as they make their way to college; many of them are the first in their families to attend.
Read about what our scholars are up to during their first year of college on our College Diaries page!
The Great San Francisco Personal Statement Weekend
*Check back in the fall for our 2013 Personal Statement Weekend dates.*
826 Valencia invites all San Francisco high-school seniors to an intensive weekend of essay help each fall. Whether students are applying for scholarships or writing college entrance essays, still brainstorming or in the final stages of writing — students are welcome to come get free advice from 826 Valencia’s friendly and experienced tutors. Personal Statement Weekend is usually at the end of October. For updates on workshops and PSW, email email@example.com and ask to be added to our newsletter.
ScholarMatch is a community partner, located just across the street from 826 Valencia. ScholarMatch‘s mission is to make college possible for under-resourced students. They connect students with donors by leveraging the internet to enable individuals to invest in the academic future of their students, and they provide robust support services so that students maximize their resources and make sound choices in selecting their college.