Oakland high school seniors enrolling in college in Fall 2022 can apply for an Oakland Promise scholarship program beginning November 1, 2021.
Receiving OP scholarships and support
Paired with a Mentor
Who persisted from first year to second year of college in community college and universities
In cumulative multi-year scholarships awarded
For first-to-second year class of 2018
We collaborate with nonprofit organizations, higher education institutions, and community partners to empower our students with wrap-around services. “It takes a village to raise a child.” -African proverb
College Completion equips students with social and emotional support through mentoring, peer advising, counseling, and retreats. Oakland Promise's holistic programming is designed to create a culture of career and college preparedness in students, families, and educators.
As an OP Scholar, one of the many resources you have access to in our program is the option to receive Mentoring services. We believe Mentoring can provide very helpful support for student success in college when the relationship is built properly. Life after high school can be challenging.
Through the ups and downs it’s helpful to have a Mentor in your corner who listens to you and encourages you throughout your post-secondary journey, be it working towards your CTE, AA or Bachelor’s degree.
If you are interested in making a difference in a young person’s life by Mentoring a college student, fill out the Interest Form today!
CREWS provides an on-site or online peer support system for freshmen to address the challenges of adjusting to college life. In this program, CREWS leaders/current students who share similar life experiences mentor Oakland Promise freshmen. Through CREWS, students will be exposed to resources for financial aid, tutoring services, health and recreation, internships, and so much more.
Why is CREWS Important?
As a freshman, experiencing a new environment, making new friends, being away from home, studying, changing your habits, the list goes on–it’s hard. A whole new adjustment to life can be extremely difficult, but by finding a group that supports you may help you in your transition to college.
Here are the members for our College Completion Team
Associate Program Manager, College Completion
Program Manager, College Completion
Associate Manager of Matriculation and Persistence
Mentor Program Manager
Program Associate, College Completion
Associate Manager of Workforce and Alumni Support
Program Coordinator, College Completion
Director, College Completion
Program Coordinator, College Completion
Senior Program Manager, College Completion
Scholars are offered Oakland Promise services and scholarships for up to 6 years from their first Semester or Quarter of enrollment in a post-secondary institution (college, university, or Certificate of Technical Education/CTE). If you DO NOT submit Scholar Docs, you will be forfeiting your scholarship for the current academic term. However, those funds will continue to be available within 6 years of being awarded.
Scholar Docs are submitted Semesterly or Quarterly. The required Docs are:
Calling all graduating college seniors and recently graduated OP scholars! We are so excited that the new alumni network is launching on Wednesday, February 1, 2023. Our launch entails an OP Alumni LinkedIn group, a quarterly newsletter in your email inboxes, and most exciting of all, a one-time scholarship opportunity to help you fund your graduate school applications, professional certificate fees, or post-bacs. Be on the lookout for Volume 1 of the newsletter on February 1 with all the links you need and more engagement opportunities throughout the Spring! If you have any questions, schedule a check-in with me (Lucina) Here
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“I learned really interesting and cool things about my mentor that make me value and admire her. It made me more excited and I am looking forward to spending time with my mentor. Talking with my mentor about our interests and how we behave with friends and family made me feel closer and excited about the next 4 years."
“This scholarship has provided me with so many resources. First, I appreciate that I have an advisor who helps me with college struggles. For example, deciding if I should switch my major. Also, it has helped me a lot financially and I've been learning to carefully budget my money.”
"I will change the history of college experience in my family and finish strong, no excuses. My drive is deep …being successful means stepping outside the box & challenging myself"
Thank you for visiting the College Completion Team page, if you have any questions, concerns or comments please do not hesitate to reach out. Our Oakland Promise Advisors will follow up with you