Oakland high school seniors enrolling in college in fall 2021 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 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.
Reboot is a college re-entry program that was created with the intent of assisting Oakland Promise Scholars in finishing their four-year degree. The program proactively engages with your self-determination and supports you to strive towards continuous learning. You qualified if you meet at least 1 of the following criteria:
Reboot supports a plethora of pathways for you to complete your desired educational outcome: the options are, post-secondary Career and Technical Education (CTE), Associates of Arts (AA) with or without transfer to 4-year school and transfer to a 4-year school without an AA degree. We DO NOT support for-profit institutions.
Director, College Access and College Completion
Here are the advisors for our college and CTE students (OP Scholars) and the rest of the College Completion team members
Advising Associate, College Completion
Associate Manager, College Completion
Coordinator, College Completion
Advising Coordinator, College Completion
Senior Advising Associate, College Completion
Senior Manager, College Completion
Here are the team members for mentoring and partnerships
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:
The Oakland Promise Alumni network is open to all former OP graduate Scholars. The Alumni network focuses on providing career and educational resources, events and news to Scholars.
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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