East Bay College Fund provides $16,000 four-year scholarships, mentoring, on-going college counseling and life skills training to East Bay (primarily Oakland) public high school students from low income families and communities with historically low college attendance rates. East Bay College Fund was formed in 2002 by a committed group of East Bay citizens, educators, and community activists. Our focus is on helping to ensure that our recipients are successful and graduate from college.
Since its inception, East Bay College Fund has awarded over 185 $16,000 four-year Great Expectations scholarships with mentoring support to Oakland and Emeryville public high school students.
Grass roots efforts and contributions from a wide variety of individuals and foundations continue to grow, enabling East Bay College Fund to support over 120 students in college and grant 30-35 additional awards annually. We are proud to have 52 scholars who have graduated from college, many of whom have committed to support East Bay College Fund or to give back to the Oakland community.