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A Two Year Full-Ride Scholarship for Graduating High School Seniors
Ohlone Promise Application Period Now Open!
The spring 2016 scholarship application period is March 1 - April 15. 

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The Ohlone Promise Scholarship pays for required tuition, books and enrollment fees for two years at Ohlone – a value of approximately $3,600. This full-ride* scholarship is designed so that students can focus on their education - rather than their finances.  Thirty students will receive Ohlone Promise Scholarships in 2016.

High school seniors living in the Tri-City area and planning to attend Ohlone College full-time.  

Fremont Unified School District
American, Irvington, Kennedy, Mission San Jose, Robertson and Washington

Newark Unified School District
Newark Memorial and Bridgepoint

New Haven Unified School District
Logan High School and Conley Caraballo

Students must also reside in the Ohlone Community College District.


  • Be a graduating senior in a public high school from Fremont, Newark, or Union City School Districts
  • Have a minimum 2.5 academicgrade point average
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 at fafsa.ed.gov
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a high school principal, teacher, or counselor 
  • Write a short essay
  • Plan to attend Ohlone College full-time (12 units per semester) for two years

For more information on The Ohlone Promise, contact the Ohlone College Foundation at 510.659.6020 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

*The Ohlone Promise pays for required tuition, books, and enrollment fees.  Students will be responsible for miscellaneous supplies and optional fees.  


President/Superintendent of Ohlone College Dr. Gari Browning with the 2015 Ohlone Promise Scholarship recipients.


Read first to begin your application:

We’ll be asking some questions about you in order to match you with the scholarships you most likely qualify for.  You’ll also be asked to write a few short essays about yourself and to upload a copy of your unofficial transcript.  Lastly, you will need to provide a letter of recommendation from a high school  teach, principal, counselor or administrator.

But you don’t need to do it all at once!  You can skip sections and go back to complete them at any time before the deadline.

Read all of the requirements and make sure you really qualify before applying!  If we find that any statements you make are untrue, not only will you be disqualified from ALL scholarships you have applied for, you’re also subject to Ohlone’s academic dishonestly policies.  So check and double check!

  • You must be attending Ohlone College in Fall 2016 in order to be eligible to receive Ohlone Promise scholarships.

  • Scholarship details and availability are subject to change at any time.

  • If you are awarded a scholarship, changes in your academic status between the time of awarding and disbursement may still disqualify you from the scholarship.

 The online process opens March 1, 2016 and closes April 15, 2016.

Apply Now - for prospective Ohlone students

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