College Scholarships

The Marcus Foster Education Institute (MFEI) administers a diversified community investment fund exclusively devoted to the postsecondary success of public high school graduates from Oakland Unified and Pleasanton Unified, and Black young men graduating high school across the nine Bay Area counties. Since 1973, MFEI has issued thousands of scholarships to Oakland and more recently Bay Area graduates, with nearly 200 awarded in 2016. Scholarship awards are also available for persisting undergraduate students at four year and two year institutions. MFEI scholarships are made possible with the generous support of donors from California foundations, Oakland’s business community, local community organizations, and former Marcus Foster scholarship recipients.

We encourage all eligible young people to apply, and wish you the best as you continue in the attainment of your goals.

How To Apply

MFEI Scholarship Application: This scholarship application is open to Bay Area high school seniors in the Oakland Unified School District, the Pleasanton Unified School District, children of employees of the Port of Oakland and Black young men graduating from any high school in the 9 Bay Area counties.

Completing this application places students in the pool for all MFEI awards for which they are eligible. These awards may include, but are not limited to, the College Bound Brotherhood, all Port of Oakland awards, Clorox Partners Awards, and many others.

Application Opens: February 1 2017, 9:00am PST

Deadline: March 31 2017, 11:59pm PST

Start Your Application

 

Making A-G Real Multimedia Scholarship Application: This application and scholarship contest is open to high school seniors in district-run public schools in the Oakland Unified School District. For an overview of the application and award process for this scholarship, please see this graphic.

2017 Application is Closed. Please check back in April 2017 to vote on the 2017 applicants!

 

Applications for Continuing College Students: Please check back in the spring of 2017 for the application links for the I Exist I Persist or Bound for Greatness scholarship applications. For more about these opportunities, you can visit the Persistence Scholarships page.

Application Opens: February 1 2017, 9:00am PST

Deadline: March 31 2017, 11:59pm PST

Start Your Application

 

For more information about our scholarships, please see the Eligibility and FAQs page or contact us at info@marcusfoster.org