The Legacy Foundation for Bayview Hunters Point, in partnership with Lennar, FivePoint and the Office of Community Investment and Infrastructure (“OCII”), has established a scholarship to assist students who reside in San Francisco’s Bayview neighborhood in the 94124, 94134 and 94107 zip codes and are pursuing a diploma, certificate, or degree in college or vocational-technical school.
The Legacy Foundation was established as part of the Bayview Hunters Point Shipyard Redevelopment Project to intentionally strengthen the Bayview community as the neighborhood’s physical environment undergoes transformation. The Legacy Foundation is overseen by a Board of Directors that is reflective of the community and other agencies. The goal of the Legacy Foundation’s programs is to benefit low- and moderate-income families; eliminate blight; and to meet other urgent community development needs of the Bayview Hunters Point community through neighborhood building, education & workforce improvement and expanding homeownership opportunities. The Legacy Foundation firmly believes that a well-educated, highly skilled workforce may be the most important ingredient in strengthening the economy and ensuring a higher quality of life in Bayview Hunters Point.
The program is administered by Scholarship America®, the nation’s largest designer and manager of scholarship, tuition assistance, and other education support programs for corporations, foundations, associations, and individuals. Eligibility for individual programs is determined at the sole discretion of the sponsor, and eligible applications are reviewed by Scholarship America’s evaluation team. Awards for this scholarship are granted to eligible recipients without regard to creed, religion, sexual orientation, disability, or national origin.
In partnership with:
Office of Community Investment & Infrastructure (OCII)
Applicants to the Lennar Bayview Hunters Point Legacy Foundation Scholarship must:
1Program must be regionally accredited.
2Certification programs must be through an accredited institution and must run on a standard academic semester calendar. Certification programs must be a minimum of one semester/term in length.
If selected as a recipient, the student will receive an award ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and distributed on a first come, first served basis, as follows:
Type of Program or Degree Pursuing
In addition to the Academic Scholarship awards, recipients of the Academic Scholarships are eligible to receive a Living Stipend, which are also awarded on a first come first served basis. Applicants for Living Stipend must first qualify for and receive Academic Scholarship Award. Applicants will only fill out one application, each applicant will have the to ability to select an option to apply for a living stipend award, distributed as follows:
College Stipend Allocation by Program
Awards do not renew, however, previous applicants can reapply to the program each year they meet the eligibility requirements.
Awards are for vocational, technical, certificate, undergraduate and graduate study and can be used for any education-related expenses.
Scholarship America will verify age, residency using eligible zip codes, grade point average (GPA), enrollment status, and financial need. Recipients must demonstrate need and permanent residency (temporary or boarding residents are not eligible).
Financial need eligibility, based on the self-reported adjusted gross income (AGI), will be determined using the applicable HUD Metro Fair Market Rent Area Medium Income (AMI) using the following table:
2021 Area Medium Income (AMI) for San Francisco
All applicants will be notified in June.
Scholarship America processes scholarship payments on behalf of OCII. Payment is made in early August.
As part of your application, you must upload the following:
Your application is not complete unless all required materials are submitted electronically.