Ten Thousand Degrees - New Leader Scholarship

Please consult the program website to confirm details, including applicable deadlines.

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Program Description: 

The New Leader Undergraduate Scholarship provides up to $8,000 in aid to extraordinary upper division students in Bay Area public universities who are pursuing or planning to pursue advanced education in the social sciences, human services, health-related fields, public interest law or public service. The program is committed to supporting disadvantaged students, recent immigrants, and people of color who have demonstrated leadership capacities and a commitment to community service. SF State applicants must be full-time students with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.5, have been a student at the University for at least a year (60 units or more, 24 of which were attained at SF State), be from a financially or educationally disadvantaged background, and their area of study must be the social sciences, human services, public interest law, health-related fields, or public service. Consideration will be given to students who have a 3.5 GPA at SF State only, and to students with a GPA of 3.2 - 3.49. Funds can be used for tuition and/or living expenses. Additional assistance for costs of graduate school application and graduate entry exams may be available.

Applicants for a graduate level scholarship must have been a prior New Leader Scholar at the undergraduate level.

How To Apply: 

Students or alumni, as applicable, may apply directly to this program. Applicants may seek the support of the Fellowships Office for review of their essays, and should do so well in advance of the program deadline.

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Fellowships Office

Dr. Joy Viveros

Phone: 415.405.2128
Reception: Grad Stop, ADM 250 
1600 Holloway Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94132
Email: fellows1@sfsu.edu