Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)


Scholarship Overview

1. What technical programs or trades are eligible?

We welcome applicants to apply who intend to enroll in a technical program in one of the following
areas:

o Technology
o Green Energy
o Skilled Trades
o Health Care

2. What institutions are eligible?

Applicant’s chosen institution must be a public accredited educational institution. Preference will be
given to applicants attending programs of Hayward’s local public accredited educational institutions
(Chabot College, California State University East Bay Continuing Education Program, Eden Area ROP,The Hayward Adult School).

3. What is the total amount of scholarships that will be granted?

Up to $60,000 will be granted in this first pilot round of funding (2018-2019 academic year).

4. How many applications will be funded?

We seek to fund 20 applicants during this pilot year, which will inform future funding cycles.

5. What is the amount of the scholarship?

Applicants can apply for up to $3,000 toward a technical program. The exact amount granted to
each scholarship recipient will depend on the cost of their chosen program and will include tuition
and any registration fees. Exceptions to the $3,000 maximum will be considered for applicants
paying non-resident tuition.

6. What fees are covered in the scholarship?

Scholarships will cover program fees (tuition and any registration fees) under $3,000, and will be
paid directly to the institution. Stipends will be considered to cover the cost of essential materials
needed to complete the applicant’s chosen technical program (books, equipment, uniforms,
transportation, etc.).

7. What is the duration of the scholarship?

The scholarship is for one academic year (August 2018-July 2019), and funds will be granted at the
beginning of fall semester.

8. What is required of scholarship recipients?

Award acceptance will require that the recipient attends one wellness and/or civic engagement
workshop and a year end celebration. Recipients will be also required to complete a pre and post
survey.

9. How many years of funding will be awarded?
Funding will be granted for one year; however, applicants pursuing multi-year programs are
welcome to re-apply in future funding cycles. There will be 1-2 additional years of funding cycles.

Eligibility

1. What are the eligibility requirements?

TYPE OF PROGRAM:
Applicant plans to enroll in technical certification program (Technology, Green Energy, Skilled
Trades or Health Care) and demonstrates a commitment to a career in the certification programs
listed under Certification Programs (partial listing) section.

TYPE OF INSTITUTION:
Applicant’s chosen institution must be a public accredited educational institution (preference will
be given to applicants attending programs of Hayward’s local public accredited educational
institutions (Chabot College, California State University East Bay Continuing Education Program,
Eden Area ROP, The Hayward Adult School).

RESIDENCY:
Applicants must be a South Hayward resident (preference given for residents of Jackson
Triangle/ Harder Tennyson neighborhoods of Hayward, defined as zip code 94544, or recent
students of Hayward High, Tennyson High.) There are no additional residency requirements.

BARRIERS TO CERTIFICATION COMPLETION:
We seek to fund applicants with past or current barriers that may have prevented her or him
from realizing a certification program. (For example, the absence of a family member, re-entry
into community, immigration status, matriculation in an educational setting with poor curricular
support and lack of financial backing for higher education).

Residents of neighborhoods outside of Jackson Triangle/ Harder Tennyson/ South Hayward and
students seeking to attend private, for-profit institutions are not eligible.

2. Are applicants seeking to enroll in an online program eligible?

Yes, students seeking to enroll in an online program provided by one of our partner institutions are
eligible to apply for funding. We recognize the increasing prevalence of online programs and added
accessibility online programs give to many students. However, we encourage you to consider your
own learning style and only enroll in an online program if you feel that it is a learning environment
that will meet your learning needs.

3. Is there a minimum age requirement?

Most programs require students to be 18 years old at the time of entry. We require only that
students meet the minimum age requirements of their chosen institution and program.

4. Is there a minimum education requirement? Do applicants need to have a high school diploma or GED to apply?

Most programs require students to have completed a high school diploma or equivalent GED at the
time of entry. We require only that students meet the minimum education requirements of their
chosen institution and program.

5. Is there a residential requirement?

Applicants must show proof of residency in the South Hayward/ Jackson Triangle/ Harder Tennyson
neighborhoods. There are no other residency requirements for this scholarship other than the
requirements of the applicant’s institution of choice.

6. Are applicants seeking to enroll in multi-year programs eligible?
Priority will be given to programs which can be completed in one year or less, but applicants
pursuing multi-year programs are welcome to apply for funding. Funding will be granted for one
year; however, applicants pursuing multi-year programs are welcome to re-apply in future funding
cycles and will be given preference.

Application Process

1. How can I submit the application?

The application can be found online at www.jthtkoshland.org. Applicants can download the
application, and complete it using the fillable PDF or by hand and mail it to the following address:

The San Francisco Foundation
One Embarcadero Center, Suite 1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Attn: JTHT Koshland Scholarship Program

2. What is the application deadline?
Applications must be postmarked by July 2, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. P.S.

3. When will applicants be notified of the decision?

Scholarship awardees will be notified by electronic mail and/or US Postal service during the month
of July 2018.

4. Who do I contact if I have questions?
If you have additional questions about the JTHT Koshland Scholarship Program, please email
jthtkoshlandfellows@gmail.com or call (415) 733-8564.