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Alameda Chamber Foundation Launches 2024 Scholarships

The Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance has announced the launch of the 2024 Alameda Chamber Foundation for graduating seniors who are attending school in Alameda. This year, the foundation is providing 14 scholarships of $1,000 each to exceptional graduating seniors who are pursuing a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).

Alameda Post - Alameda Chamber Foundation Scholarship winners receive checks
Photos courtesy Alameda Chamber & Economic Alliance.

The application deadline is April 1, 2024, by 11:59 p.m. Applications received after that will not be considered. Decisions will be released in late April. Students may apply online now.

Eligibility requirements

Applicants must be graduating high school seniors planning to further their educational or career goals by attending a two- or four-year college or technical, vocational, or apprenticeship program in Fall 2024. They must be pursuing a career in STEM.



Technology may include the integration of Arts as follows:

  • Digital marketing.
  • Graphic design.
  • Animation.
  • UI/UX.
  • Game design.
  • Broadcast.
  • Photography.
  • Electronic sound/music engineering.

No GPA requirement or letter of recommendation is necessary.

Students of traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM will be highly considered.

Application

To be considered, each student must complete the online application form that includes the following:

  • Financial need explanation
  • Career aspiration sentence/statement
  • List of high school activities and years of participation
  • List of (outside of school) personal activities
  • Essay (no more than 500 words) response to this prompt: Discuss a personal situation you’ve encountered and explain how it has shaped your commitment to pursuing a career in STEM. How do you envision leveraging your skills, education, and/or perspective to contribute to the advancement of these fields?

Alameda Post - poster for Alameda Chamber Foundation scholarships

Selection process

A group of volunteer Alameda community members will select scholarship recipients based on a variety of criteria including academic persistence, community involvement and service, financial need, and career interest. The scholarship aims to award funding to students who have been traditionally underrepresented in the sciences, but all seniors who attend high school in Alameda may apply.

Upon receipt of the scholarship application, Chamber Foundation staff will verify completed applications (applications missing components will not be verified, and thus, not eligible).

After verification, applications will be assigned a number and stripped of identifying markers such as name, address, etc. The Alameda Chamber Foundation community judges will review numbered applications and make recommendations on awards. Judges who know, or can identify, an applicant based on an essay will recuse themselves from deliberations relating to those applicant(s).

All applicants will be notified in writing of the Alameda Chamber Foundation’s decision.

Questions? Send an email to [email protected]

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