The Ohlone Promise Offers Full Tuition and Books for High School Seniors - Press Release, Office of College Advancement

Friday, February 28, 2014
Office of College Advancement
Ohlone College

Fremont, CA-The Ohlone Promise, a multi-year scholarship to Ohlone College, is available to high school seniors in the Tri-City area. Now in its second year, The Ohlone Promise scholarship covers the cost of tuition, books and related fees, and will be awarded to 20 local high school graduates who plan to attend Ohlone College in fall 2014.

"This is a great opportunity for high school seniors residing in the Ohlone Community College District to attend college," said Dr. Gari Browning, President of Ohlone College. "Ohlone is ranked in the top ten among the 112 community colleges in the state. We know that attending Ohlone will make a difference to these students. This scholarship takes away the financial barrier that often prevents students attending college."

In the past few years, tuition costs at California Community Colleges statewide have nearly doubled. In addition, students have to pay fees, buy supplies and purchase costly books for each class. The Ohlone Promise is intended to cover the full cost of tuition, all the books and supplies needed, and all fees. This scholarship opportunity, valued at $3,600, is available to 20 students.

High school seniors can apply for The Ohlone Promise online at To qualify, students must have a 2.5 GPA, or demonstrate extenuating circumstances that resulted in a lower GPA. A short essay and a letter of recommendation from a teacher, principle, or administrator are required. To retain the scholarship, students must remain in good academic standing and continue to attend Ohlone College. The scholarship is not transferrable to another college or another individual.

The scholarship program is open to students currently attending high schools in the Fremont, Newark, and New Haven Unified School Districts, residing in the boundaries of the Ohlone Community College District.

The application period opens March 1 and closes April 1, 2014. Winners will be notified in mid-May.

For more information on The Ohlone Promise or the Ohlone College Foundation visit or call (510) 659-6020.

For information about Ohlone College, please visit or call (510) 659-6207.

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