For Students

The San Francisco Education Fund believes every young person has unlimited potential to succeed when they receive support and equal access to opportunities.

The Awesome Fund

The Awesome Fund provides financial support for student-led projects at priority high schools that help enhance the school community, keep students involved in school, and/or provide students with a more meaningful educational experience. Students can apply for a grant of $100 to $1,000. Application is open to any registered student club or high school student with a faculty advisor sponsor at any of the following high schools:

  • Thurgood Marshall High School
  • Burton High School
  • Balboa High School
  • John O’Connell High School
  • Mission High School
  • June Jordan School for Equity High School

Examples of past projects include funding support of dance clubs like K-Pop and La Raza, a school gardening club, and more.

Applications for the 2023-24 school year are now closed.

Mayor's Bridge to Excellence Scholarship

The Bridge to Excellence Scholarship Program provides up to 15 high school seniors from San Francisco public high schools with $2,500 each in scholarship awards, for up to two years. Funding for the scholarship comes from the generous sponsorship of philanthropic partners. Applicants must be an SFUSD high school senior graduating in spring 2022 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20. Applicants must demonstrate a significant financial need and be the first in their family to attend a four-year college.

Learn more in the press release here.

Maisin Scholar Award Transition

As of September 2023, the Maisin Scholar Award has transitioned to 10,000 Degrees. For more information, click here.