Announcing 2022 Scholarships

826 Valencia is pleased to offer multiple $20,000 scholarships to outstanding high school seniors in SFUSD!

To be eligible, students must:

  • Have participated in at least ten hours of 826 Valencia programming at our Writing Centers, partner schools, or remotely
  • Be a graduating senior currently attending school in San Francisco
  • Demonstrate financial need

Note: Priority will be given to students who will be in the first generation of their family to graduate from college in the U.S.


How to apply:

We partner with ScholarMatch to award and administer these scholarships. Please visit their website to learn about the Scholars Program and how to apply.

The deadline to submit the application is April 8th, 2022 at 11:59 PM (PST).

Please note: The application must be completed in one sitting, so we recommend gathering your documents and drafting your answers first in this preparation document ( and then pasting them into this form.  Once your short answers questions and documents are prepared, this form will likely take 20-30 minutes to complete.

Be sure to check “Yes” to the question “Did you participate in 826 Valencia programming?”

We look forward to reading your applications!


If you have questions, please email Ryan Young, Director of Secondary Programs, at