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Mayor London Breed Announces Bridge to Excellence Scholars Program

Mayor Breed’s Bridge to Excellence Scholars Program will provide scholarship awards to graduating high school seniors from low-income backgrounds to overcome financial barriers in attending college

San Francisco, CA — Today Mayor London Breed announced her Bridge to Excellence Scholars Program, which will provide scholarships to highly-motivated graduating high school seniors from low-income and under-resourced communities in order to help overcome financial barriers they face to attend college.

The Bridge to Excellence Scholars Program will award up to two students from each of San Francisco’s 18 public high schools with $2,500 each in scholarship awards. This will be the largest scholarship program run by the Mayor’s Office since it began in 2011. Funding for the scholarship comes from the generous sponsorship of business and philanthropic partners.

“Having grown up in poverty I understand firsthand the life-changing impact that higher education can provide. I would not be serving as the Mayor of San Francisco were it not for the doors that my education opened for me,” said Mayor Breed. “I look forward to seeing what these students will accomplish, and all that they will one day give back to our city.”

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must be a San Francisco Unified School District High School Senior graduating in Spring 2019 with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.20. Applicants must demonstrate a significant financial need and be the first in their family to attend a four-year college. The application window will be open until Monday, April 29, 2019. The Mayor’s Office will review all qualified candidates and notify recipients by the end of May.

Applicants can find more information and apply at

Application Form