Summer Start Scholarships

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS FOR SUMMER START SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM:

1. Complete all parts of the scholarship application. We recommend filling out your recommender’s contact information first, especially their email, so they have plenty of time to write your recommendation.        

2. 1Register and 2Complete Summer Bridge or Summer Courses: OPTION A OR OPTION B   To register as an incoming freshmen at a Peralta campus click this link.

*Note -if you plan on attending another community college starting in the Fall you can still take advantage of this program and any credits earned while in Summer Start will transfer over.

OPTION A: Merritt College Summer Bridge Programs

(3 options available, please ensure you register for all related courses included in the Summer Bridges programs)

i) Summer Bridge Program #1 – First Year Experience Merritt College at Merritt College (Summer Bridge courses will occur at Merritt College campus)
JUNE 27-JULY 22, M-TH, 8:15AM TO 2:40PM

The Summer Bridge program is a series of classes. Participants must add these courses:
English 252A – Integrated Reading & Writing( course # – 31172)
Counseling 200A – Orientation to College (course # – 31168)
and
Counseling 207A – Career Exploration (course # – 31169).
For more information please contact Rosa S. Perez at 510-434-3972 or
rperezflores@peralta.edu

ii) Summer Bridge Program #2 – First Year Experience Merritt College at Fruitvale campus –  (Summer Bridge courses will occur at Unity Council Offices)
JUNE 27-JULY 22, M-TH, 8:15AM TO 2:40PM

The Summer Bridge program is a series of classes. Participants must add these courses:
English 252A- Integrated Reading & Writing( course # – 31105)
Counseling 200A – Orientation to College(course # – 31106)
and
Counseling 207A- Career Exploration  (course # – 31107).
For more information please contact Rosa S. Perez at 510-434-3972 or
rperezflores@peralta.edu

        iii) Summer Bridge Program # 3 – Allied Health/Medical Careers Bridge Program at Merritt College

iv) Summer Bridge Program # 4 – Sankofa Summer Bridge Program at Merritt College (Summer Bridge courses will occur at Merritt College campus)

OPTION B: Enroll and complete 2 classes worth a total of at least 4 units earning at least a 2.0 GPA (at least C letter grade in both classes) in Summer 2016

3 unit: College Success course

1-4 unit: Subject of your choice. Below is a recommended list of courses

*Note – you can search for these specific classes using the course number provided (see below for step by step instructions on how to do so)

CLASS NAME COURSE NUMBER

Counseling 24
College Success
(may also appear as COUN 24)

(Merritt College)

African American Studies 14A
Social Psychology: African American Male/Female Relationships
(may also appear as AFRAM 14A)

31098 (Merritt College)

African American Studies 19
Racism in the US
(may also appear as AFRAM 19)

30199 (Merritt College)

  Communication 45
Public Speaking
(may also appear as COMM 45)

30991(Merritt College)

Communication 20
Interpersonal Communication
(may also appear as COMM 20)

30020 OR 30021  (Merritt College)

 Counseling 24
College Success
(may also appear as COUN 24)

30646 (Laney College)

African American Studies 31
African American History 1865-1945
(may also appear as AFRAM 31)

30598 (Laney College)

Sociology 2
Social Problems
(may also appear as SOC 2)

30153 (Laney College)

Communication 45
Public Speaking
(may also appear as COMM 45)

30846 OR 30643    (Laney College)

   Click Here to learn How to Add a Class via your Peralta Passport Student Center

 3. Register as a full-time student at a community college campus for Fall 2016 (Peralta or other California community college)

Important — Please Note:  

  • If you are planning on attending a Peralta College full-time in Fall 2016 and you did concurrent enrollment while in high school, you will have to go to the Admissions office and change your status to “Full-time student”  
  • You will also need to complete your placement exams and meet with a counselor prior to enrollment for Summer 2016 courses (this step is not required if you choose to do a Summer Bridge program, although it is recommended)

1Proof of registration at a Peralta College is required in order for your scholarship application to be reviewed. Providing your Peralta student ID# in the application will fulfill this requirement. Your scholarship application must be completed by Monday, May 9th at 11:59pm.

2You must provide proof of class enrollment in one of the preferred Summer Bridge programs or other summer courses by Tuesday, May 17th at the East Bay College Fund Orientation event (this is a mandatory event) or no later than June 2 at the Awards Ceremony.

You will be notified if you are “conditionally accepted” to the East Bay College Fund Scholarship Program on Friday, May 13. Upon satisfactory completion of your summer courses (a minimum 2.0 GPA and proof of Fall 2016 enrollment), you will be granted full acceptance into East Bay College Fund’s Scholarship Program and are eligible for up to $1000 each year (max 3 years) for community college at a school of your choice, with additional money available if you wish to transfer to a 4-year school.

The first $500 check will be disbursed on August 6th. Subsequent checks will be awarded every semester based on full-time enrollment, FAFSA completion, earning a 2.0 GPA or above, and participating in persistence programs with EBCF or Peralta partners.

As Oakland Unified School District students, you also have access to the amazing CREWS Program, a peer-led college support program on-campus and online.

Click here to join CREWS and be a part of a community committed to your success!

Crews Member Benefits:

1) Eligible for cash and school supply incentives (gift cards, etc.)

2) Group and one-on-one mentoring with upperclassmen and Oakland students

3) Learn essential skills for college success including: using campus resources, financial aid help, academic goal setting and planning, choosing majors, and much more!

4) Meet cool people and have fun!

Make sure to stay on track by reviewing the resource packet we handed out at Persistence Night. You’ll find a list of scholarship directories, your Spring and Summer checklist, a College Survival Guide, and contact information for the panelists at the event.

Finally, you’ll be getting announcements of the official launch of the Beyond 12 MyCoach app to all OUSD students. MyCoach is the college success coach right at your fingertips!

SUMMER START COLLEGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM KEY DATES:

Tues, April 12th              Scholarship application opens

Mon, May 9th                  Deadline for EBCF application/Peralta enrollment (at 11:59 PM)

Fri, May 13th                   Conditional acceptance award notification (by email)

Tue, May 17th                 *Summer Start Orientation – Oakland Tech Auditorium (6:30-8:30PM)

Fri, June 3rd                   *EBCF Awards Night –  Scottish Rite Center (evening)

Sat, June 18th                 *EBCF Program Kick-off (8:30am-12pm)

June 20-July 28th        *Summer Bridge/Summer Session at Merritt College

Sat, Aug 6th                     *EBCF Summer Retreat – Location TBA  (all day)