Who: If you are enrolled at Aim High, you can apply for a scholarship to learn something new!
 

What: You can apply for up to $250 to cover the cost of a class or program you want to do (things like dance classes, music lessons, sports teams, art courses, outdoor activities, and more). This activity should begin no later than October 31, 2023.
 

When: All Aim High 2023 applications must be submitted no later than 2:00 pm, Monday July 31st.
 

How: Please follow these steps in order to apply:
 

  1. Create a Submittable login account. 
  2. Complete the following online application. You can save a draft of your application and work on it later if you want.
  3. Submit your application when you are done. 


Payment: Instead of issuing a check made payable to the activity provider, we will send students virtual gift cards from GiveCard directly to the parents' email address. Parents will receive information on how the gift card works and how it can be used to pay for their students' activities online. 


Questions? Please contact Aly Quiroz-Perez, PVF Program Associate: aperez@venturesfoundation.org or Jessica Suen, Aim High Central Office :jsuen@aimhigh.org

Who: If you are enrolled in the 5th-8th grade at one of our Partner sites, you can apply for a Youth Opportunity scholarship to try something new!


What: Apply for up to $500 to cover the cost of a class or program you want to do, such as dance classes, music lessons, art courses, sports and more. Check out the resource lists for ideas.


When: Contact your YOS Site Liaison to find out when the applications are due.


How: Please follow these steps in order to apply:

  1. Create a Submittable login account. 
  2. Complete the following online application. You can save a draft of your application and work on it later if you want.
  3. Submit your application when you are done. Once you hit submit, your application is final and cannot be edited. (If you need to make any changes, please check in with your YOS Site Liaison.)

Please Note: Before you apply, find out if the activity provider can accept a check for payment.


Questions? Please contact Aly Quiroz-Perez, PVF Program Associate: aperez@venturesfoundation.org.

RENEWAL APPLICATION FOR THE GRACE SCHOLARSHIP:

Renewals will be made to full-time students earning a GPA of 3.0 or higher.  If your scholarship is renewed, a check will be mailed directly to your school by August 1, 2024.  In order to be considered for renewal,  you should submit the following information using the form below no later than June 30, 2024:


1) A completed 2024-2025 renewal balance sheet

2) A personal narrative regarding your 2023-2024 academic year

3) An unofficial copy of your transcripts for 2023-2024

Official transcripts must be mailed to the following address:

Philanthropic Ventures Foundation

Attn: Grace Scholarship Program

1222 Preservation Park Way

Oakland, CA  94612-1201

PVF staff will then upload the transcripts to your application portal.

4)  A copy of your Financial Aid Award Letter for the 2024-2025 year, including all financial assistance for the year. 

5)  A statement of billable costs for the upcoming school year.

6)  Your current contact information


If you have any questions, please contact Savannah Lira, Program Officer at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation -  slira@venturesfoundation.org. 


APPLICATION FOR THE GRACE SCHOLARSHIP:

Each year, PVF provides up to $12,000 to these students to fill in funding gaps where school financial aid falls short. The scholarship funds are sent directly to the college and can be applied to billable expenses including tuition, academic fees, room and board, medical insurance, book and supplies needed for coursework.

If your scholarship is awarded, a check will be mailed directly to your school by August 1, 2024.  In order to be considered for a scholarship,  you should submit the following information using the form below no later than May 1, 2024:
 

1) Your current contact information

2) O level examination results

3) A/S level examination results

4) A level examination results

5) Autobiographical statement including your personal and family background, financial need, highlights of activities and leadership, career goals and academic and co-curricular interests at school that accepted you

6) Acceptance letter from the college you will be attending

7) Scholarship/financial aid statements and award letters clearly showing costs, awards and resultant gap

8) A completed 2024-2025 balance sheet

9) If necessary, a further explanation of your funding gap, funding sources, and Grace Scholarship award need

10) Balance sheet attached which should be completed with accurate information about your costs and sources of funding, which should tally with the financial aid documents you are submitting and uploaded to application
 

If you have any questions, please contact Savannah Lira, Program Officer at Philanthropic Ventures Foundation at slira@venturesfoundation.org. 


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