Oakland Dollars for Scholars

Oakland Dollars for Scholars Oakland Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit community organization that helps students meet the costs of higher education.

01/29/2017
Dollars For Scholars - Oakland Dollars for Scholars

ATTENTION Oakland High School Students: the application period for the 2017-2018 scholarships from Oakland Dollars for Scholars is now open! Deadline is March 15. Please SHARE!!

Oakland Dollars for Scholars is a nonprofit foundation that supports academic success in our community. As part of Scholarship America's

115 college scholarships and contests with deadlines in December 2015.
11/20/2015
Scholarships with December 2015 deadlines

115 college scholarships and contests with deadlines in December 2015.

Scholarships with December 2015 deadlines | 115 college scholarships and contests with deadlines in December 2015.

New Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Earlier filing and new IRS tools to make filling out the form easi...
09/17/2015
Obama Makes College Aid Application Earlier And Easier

New Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Earlier filing and new IRS tools to make filling out the form easier!

The Obama administration announced big changes Monday to help students fill out the Free Application For Federal Student Aid, predicting hundreds of thousands more students will get help as a result.

"...we have a higher education system that works fairly well for the traditional college student — the teenager who show...
08/22/2015
Americans Are Dropping Out Of College At An Alarming Rate — Here's Why

"...we have a higher education system that works fairly well for the traditional college student — the teenager who shows up on campus ready to dedicate the next four to six years of their lives to school.

But a very, very large chunk of American undergraduates don't fit that profile. They're older, juggling classes and a job or family, and not necessarily up to speed academically. Our education system isn't built to cater to their needs, and its results are extremely wasteful."

The US has the lowest graduation rate of the OECD countries.

Some tips to save on costs beyond tuition!
08/18/2015
The Sneaky, Hidden Costs of College Life (and How to Save)

Some tips to save on costs beyond tuition!

College gets more expensive every year. And crazy tuition aside, there are a number of sneakier, hidden costs that can drain your wallet when you head back to school. These costs can add up fast, but there are some simple ways to cut them and save big. At the very least, knowing about them can help…

Are you taking advantage of Amazon's "Prime Day"?  If so, please consider going to smile.amazon.com and choose "Oakland ...
07/14/2015
Amazon reveals crazy deals ahead of 'Prime Day'

Are you taking advantage of Amazon's "Prime Day"? If so, please consider going to smile.amazon.com and choose "Oakland Dollars for Scholars" as your charity organization.

You will get a great deal, ODfS will get a percentage of your purchase and students from Oakland Schools will get money for college.

#winwinwin

Amazon revealed some of the major deals that will be featured during Wednesday's "Prime Day."

Many of our scholars are first-generation students. Take a look at what some first-gen students have to deal with.  Help...
04/15/2015
First-Generation Students Unite

Many of our scholars are first-generation students. Take a look at what some first-gen students have to deal with. Help support first-gen students from Oakland by supporting #ODFS.
http://bit.ly/ODfSDonate

These young pioneers, the first in their families in college, are speaking out about who they are, where they come from and the income inequality on campus.

Buick scholarship! Applications are due February 27th!!
02/12/2015
BUICK Achievers Scholarship Program

Buick scholarship! Applications are due February 27th!!

If you have the passion to succeed—especially in fields of study related to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)—the Buick Achievers Scholarship Program is looking for you. This year, we will award 50 renewable scholarships of up to $25,000 per year.* The application period will c…

Given all the discussion recently, I think we can agree that the gap of higher education costs and what federal and stat...
02/10/2015
Scholarships Fill in the FAFSA Gap

Given all the discussion recently, I think we can agree that the gap of higher education costs and what federal and state grants will cover is increasing. This article by Scholarship America speaks to that and the greater role organizations, such as Oakland Dollars for Scholars, play in helping youth succeed.

Too often, students face a shortage in receiving financial aid. Here's why scholarships are so important in meeting that need.

We thank you for your continued support, but the need is great. Please consider donating!"We sometimes think that low-in...
02/04/2015
The College Completion Gap Between Rich And Poor Students Has Doubled

We thank you for your continued support, but the need is great. Please consider donating!

"We sometimes think that low-income students are taken care of because of the federal program. But you can see it covers so much less than it was first established," said Margaret Cahalan, director of the Pell Institute for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education, the second institution involved in the report.

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- The gap in bachelor-degree attainment between the nation's richest and poorest students by age 24 has doubled during the last four decades, according to a report released Tuesday. The percent of students from the lowest-income ...

NASA OSSI online career fair from February 10 - 12th. The career fair will connect you with NASA centers, STEM employers...
02/04/2015
NASA OSSI Online Career Week

NASA OSSI online career fair from February 10 - 12th. The career fair will connect you with NASA centers, STEM employers and top graduate programs nationwide. Engage with NASA representatives to learn about internship, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities available at NASA. Interact with recruiters from top STEM employers, and explore internship and job opportunities in industry. Learn about highly ranked STEM graduate programs and network with admissions officers from the comfort of your home, dorm, smartphone or tablet. Register for one or all events and launch your career today!

The NASA OSSI Online Career Week will connect you with NASA centers, STEM employers and top graduate programs nationwide. Engage with NASA representatives to learn about internship, scholarship, and fellowship opportunities available at NASA. Interact with recruiters from top STEM employers, and exp…

Our parent organization is providing a FREE virtual college fair online today! Register at the link below!
01/15/2015
www.collegeweeklive.com

Our parent organization is providing a FREE virtual college fair online today! Register at the link below!

Visit three college pages while you're there and we'll automatically enter you in a drawing to win $2,500 in our "On the Money" scholarship!

Great opportunity for affordable education!
12/27/2014
Community college 4-year degrees sought at 7 Bay Area schools

Great opportunity for affordable education!

Laney, Evergreen Valley, Foothill, Napa, Ohlone, Skyline and Solano and colleges have applied to start bachelor's degree programs as California eases restrictions that prevented community colleges from offering 4-year degrees.

Great opportunity for 6th - 12th grade girls to recognize their potential and explore opportunities in STEM. Next confer...
09/05/2014
San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons

Great opportunity for 6th - 12th grade girls to recognize their potential and explore opportunities in STEM. Next conference is 10/4 at UOP, but you can search for others as well.

San Joaquin Expanding Your Horizons

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Oakland, CA
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Oakland Dollars for Scholars is a non-profit community organization that helps students meet the costs of higher education. Oakland Dollars for Scholars awards scholarships to eligible high school seniors graduating from high school located in the city of Oakland, California. Scholarships are awarded for up to four years of college. We are an affiliated chapter of Scholarship America.

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