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 round of funding.

4. How many applications will be funded?

We seek to fund 20 applicants.

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 2019-July 2020), 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 March 31, 2019 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.

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 (925) 240-3567..