San Francisco, CA— The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission’s (SFPUC) social impact partners, Carollo Engineers and Water Resources Engineering, Inc. will sponsor three scholarships for college-bound teens from the Bayview Hunters Point Community through the 2019 Maisin Scholar Award Program. The sponsorships are in partnership with the SFPUC’s Community Benefits Program
“Our agency is fortunate to work with partners who are equally committed to increasing access to education and job opportunities in our local community,” said SFPUC General Manager Harlan L. Kelly, Jr. “By supporting initiatives like the Maisin Scholarship Program, together we’re preparing the next generation of our workforce.”
Through the Maisin Scholar Award Program, scholars can receive up to $3,000 annually for up to four years for their college education. In addition to financial support, scholars also have access to internship opportunities, peer support and academic and career counseling. Bayview-Hunters Point high school seniors in the San Francisco Unified School District who will attend college or a vocational program in Fall 2019 and have between a 2.0 – 3.5 cumulative unweighted grade point average are encouraged to apply.
Applicants from District 10 will be considered for the following three renewable scholarship awards whose application deadlines are February 15, 2019:
- The STEM Scholarship supports students pursing a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) career.
- The Bayview Latino Scholarship will be awarded to students of Latino and Hispanic descent.
- The Dr. Espanola Jackson Scholarship was created to honor Dr. Jackson, a long-time civil rights and community advocate from Bayview-Hunters Point
“Education is one very important way to lift up a person’s life as well as their families,” said Pavitra Prabhakar, Project Manager, Carollo Engineers who has participated in the Maisin Scholarship Award Program for the last three years. “We are happy to support such a worthwhile scholarship program that focuses on students who may not otherwise have the means to continue their education.”
In addition to the three scholarships funded by the SFPUC’s social impact partners, 75 additional scholarships are available to local students through the Maisin Award Program. To complete an application, visit https://sfedfund.org/programs/maisin-scholar-award-program/overview-faq/