Oakland Dollars for Scholars Closing


It is with great regret that we announce the dissolution of Oakland Dollars for Scholars. We would like to thank Oakland, the surrounding communities, donors, volunteers, and all other associates for their support during the last 23 years.  

 

In October of 1995, we became an affiliate member of Scholarship America and began serving the Oakland community by awarding college scholarships. Since our beginning, Oakland Dollars for Scholars has awarded more than $250,000 in scholarships to over 100 scholarship recipients. In addition, with the inclusion of our College Connection Program in 2006, Oakland Dollars for Scholars recipients have presented to over 4,000 high school students about their college experiences. They served as role models while promoting awareness of the possible educational opportunities to future generations of Oakland youth.

 

Oakland Dollars for Scholars is deeply rooted in the rich identity of the diverse Oakland community. Most of our Executive Board members are Oakland natives and the organization has always been 100% volunteer driven. While we are saddened by the closure of Oakland Dollars for Scholars, we are comforted in the legacy that shall remain. The effort and persistence of our scholarship recipients is an inspiration to all and we foresee the positive impact they shall bring to Oakland through their continued successes.

 

--Executive Board

 

Oakland Dollars for Scholars | 4123 Broadway. #144 | Oakland, CA 94611 | pcollinshill94611@gmail.com