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DACA scholarships available

27 September 2017

DACA students: Don’t forget to renew your status by October 5th if your permit expires by March 5th. You can apply for scholarships from Mission Asset Fund to renew your status through this link or if you need help, contact the chancellor’s office and ask to speak to Dr. Mary Denise Jackson. They may email her at

From a letter from the California Community Colleges Chancellor Eloy Ortiz Oakley:

Good Afternoon Colleagues, As you may know, earlier this month the Mission Asset Fund (MAF) announced a scholarship fund to help young immigrants pay for the $495 DACA renewal fee. Today, the fund is announcing it has now tripled in size to reach $3,000,000—enough to help 6,000 Dreamers renew their DACA permits for two more years. To date, 4,000 scholarships have already been issued, with 2,000 scholarships still available—making this DACA renewal fund the largest of its kind in the nation. It is also important to note, close to 900 of the applications received so far are from California community college students.

There is a great deal of support for the young people who know this country as their only home. California Dreamers, many of whom are our students, want to live life outside of the shadows — so that they can study, earn a degree or certificate, work and build a future for themselves and their families. DACA was the salvation that brought them into the light of day.

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Laney College Machine Technology Students To Get $24,000 In Scholarships

12 October 2015

MachineTech-1The Laney College Machine Technology Department is pleased to announce that $24,000 in scholarships will be awarded to Machine Technology students during the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 semesters. The announcement coincides with National Manufacturing Day, which takes place on October 2, 2015, and will be observed in the Bay Area and around the country through a variety of activities – 157 events are being held across California by companies and schools to highlight the careers and opportunities available in manufacturing.

The scholarship funds for Laney College have been donated by the Gene Haas Foundation to help students pay for fees, books, tooling and other expenses necessary to complete their Machine Technology and Industrial Maintenance Certificates and Degrees. This is the third year of donations for student scholarships by the Gene Haas Foundation. The scholarship funds are administered through the Machine Technology Department and the Peralta Colleges Foundation.

“We are proud of our Machine Technology leadership team, especially Chair Louis Quindlen, for consistently ensuring that our students and their success remain our central focus,” said Dr. Elnora Webb, President of Laney College. “Because of them, we have invaluable partners who consistently invest in the effectiveness of the program in order to prepare even more students to enter the workforce and help us lead in the areas of industrial and advanced manufacturing,” added Dr. Webb.

National Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is — and what it isn’t. By working together during and after MFG DAY, manufacturers will begin to address the skilled labor shortage they face, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the whole industry.

Supported by a group of industry sponsors and co-producers, MFG DAY is designed to amplify the voice of individual manufacturers and coordinate a collective chorus of manufacturers with common concerns and challenges. The rallying point for a growing mass movement, MFG DAY empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges, so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. The Laney College Machine Technology Department is proud to be a part of this effort.

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Laney College Media Students to Receive Scholarships from National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences

12 October 2015

WinnersThe Laney College Media Communication Department is pleased to announce that two students will receive scholarships from the San Francisco Northern California Chapter of The National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) on October 24th in San Francisco. NATAS is the organization that decides and hands out the Emmy Awards.

Laney’s Michael Cotton (photo, left) is the recipient of a $2,000 Sheldon “Shelly” Fay Videography Scholarship. Fellow student Ryan “Remo” Fioroni (photo, right), who also takes classes at Berkeley City College, will receive one of the $3,000 scholarships underwritten by George Lang of The Big Picture; this scholarship memorializes two former KGO-TV Journalists.

The San Francisco/Northern California Chapter of NATAS, which includes northern part of California from Visalia to the Oregon Border, the entire state of Hawaii and the city of Reno, awards just seven scholarships (in the amounts of $2,000 and $3,000) to Bay Area college students per year. The Scholarship Panel could have awarded seven scholarships this year, but in keeping with the high standards enjoyed by the local chapter, the Scholarship Committee decided to award only those individual entries that rose to the highest professional level.

“Each year we see the quality and aesthetic vision of these submissions edge closer to the work of the professional journalists in our market – a tribute to the excellent media education coming from our local colleges,” said NATAS National Trustee and Education Committee Chair, Steve Shlisky. Shlisky is a producer/editor at KTVU Channel 2 in Oakland and a Professor at Laney College.

The scholarships are given in recognition of superior video production, reporting, videography and overall excellence. The chapter awards these scholarships to encourage individuals who demonstrate leadership and talent in advancing the artistic, cultural, educational and technical qualities of television. The scholarships are open to any Broadcast Media student in the chapter coverage area: From Fresno to the Oregon Border, the state of Hawaii and Reno, Nevada. The Peralta Colleges students are in great company with two Stanford recipients also receiving awards.

“We are very proud of the achievement of our students,” said Jowel C. Laguerre, Ph.D., Chancellor of the Peralta Community College District. “I want to thank the NATAS for its recognition of our deserving students.”

Every candidate submitted a variety of their completed works, a letter of support from a faculty member or dean, a personal essay, a copy of their Grade Point Average (GPA) and transcripts to the twelve-member Scholarship Panel, which is a sub-committee of the NATAS Education Committee. The Panel screened DVDs or uploaded online videos of the entries and judged in six areas of excellence: Content, Execution, Creativity, Personal Essay, GPA, plus an overall score based on the quality of the entry materials. The panel then discussed, by conference call, the merits of each entry.

The scholarships will be presented during the NATAS Gold & Silver Circle Induction Luncheon on Saturday, October 24, 2015. For more information, see



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College of Alameda Atech Student Jack Zhu Awarded Ozzie Day Scholarship

20 April 2015


Jack Zhu, a third-year student in the Atech program at the College of Alameda, was awarded the Ozzie Day Scholarship today.

Jack is a graduate of the Alameda High School Auto Program, and has been attending the College of Alameda Auto Program since 2012.   Jack has a soft spot for “Detroit Iron,” and has rebuilt both a 1965 Chevy Truck and a 1979 Pontiac Trans Am during the last few years.  While maintaining a 3.75 GPA in his auto classes, Jack has also worked part-time at Big O Tires, the COA Smog Check Referee station and O’Reilly Auto Parts.  After he finishes the Auto Technology program in May, Jack plans to take Auto Body and Paint classes at COA to round out his automotive expertise.

The Ozzie Day Scholarship is a $500 scholarship which is awarded by the Atech Department each semester to the student with the highest grade point average and the most units in the Atech Program.  The scholarship was set up in memory of Ozzie Day, the founder of Automotive Engineering and a long-time member of the COA Automotive Advisory committee.

Photo: Rick Greenspan,  Atech Instructor, and Jack Zhu,
recipient of the Ozzie Day Scholarship Award.
For further information, contact
COA Atech Dept
510-748 2267

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Fall 2014 Scholarship & Award Recipients

20 November 2014

Antoinette Lenahan Child Development Scholarship ($100)
Nancy Rodriguez – Merritt

Henry Fort Memorial Book Scholarship ($250 each)
Erica Hill – COA
Erin Cohen – BCC
Miguel Amado – Merritt
Quyen Le – Laney

Ivan J Houston Scholarship ($1250)
Jacquelyn Walker – Laney

James Hubbell Nursing Scholarship ($5000 each)
Lystra Pana – Merritt
Marjurie Thunder Hawk – Merritt

Jian Biao Li Scholarship ($500 each)
Libing Wu – Laney
Hikaru Yuki – Laney

Machine Technology Scholarship ($1000)
Sam Goldenberg – Laney

Metal Cutters Scholarship ($500 each)
Azania Luevella Kane – Laney
Thomas Walcek – Laney

Oakland Scholars Promise ($2500 each)
Jorge Cabral – COA
Omar Robledo – Laney

Outstanding Machine Technology Student Scholarship ($500)
Joel Hernandez – Laney

Richard Lewis McHugh Memorial Scholarship ($500)
Omari Taylor – COA

Ruth Bittman Memorial Scholarship ($500 each)
Jorge Cabral – COA
Keith Booker – BCC
Maria Fernandez – Merritt
Tyrice Bender – Laney

Sheryl Queen Memorial Scholarship ($1000)
Cherie Barker – Merritt

Torri Minton Scholarship ($400)
Brittany Hart – Laney

Peralta Colleges Foundation Scholars Award ($1000 each)

Adelya Harrison – COA
Sponsored by Karen Friedman

Bonnie Cherry – BCC
Sponsored by Michael & Margaret Mills

Drew Beesley – Merritt
Tyrice Bender – Laney
Sponsored by The Clorox Company

Fernando Navarro – BCC
Sponsored by Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

Lynda Marin – BCC
Sponsored by East West Bank

Maria Fernandez – Merritt
Sponsored by United Parcel Service (UPS)

Maurice Martin – BCC
Sponsored by International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local #595

Nirit Bisconer – BCC
Sponsored by Gilbane Building Company

Quyen Le – Laney
Sponsored by Bell Investment Advisors

Rudrani Ghosh – BCC
Sponsored by WLC Architects, Inc.

Theresa Hill – Merritt
Sponsored by Chancellor José M. Ortiz

Uyanga Byambaa – Laney
Sponsored by Peralta Federation of Teachers (PFT) AFT Local 1603

Ana Pena – Merritt

Betty Rohney – BCC

Lydia Taylor – Merritt

Mary Wegler – BCC

Michelle Smedley – Laney

Samantha Serrano -Laney

Weixing Ou – COA

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Scholarship Workshops at College of Alameda, Laney College and Merritt College, October 3, 6 & 7

1 October 2014

Scholarship Workshops


Peralta Colleges Foundation

With our on-line scholarship application process it is easier than ever to apply for multiple scholarships all with one application! For assistance with the application process feel free to come by one of our workshops, and bring any of your scholarship application questions!


What: Laney Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Friday, October 3, 2014 3pm – 5pm

Where: Laney College Rm: F-170 C


What: Merritt Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, October 6, 2014 12pm – 2pm

Where: Merritt College Rm: L-132


What: College of Alameda Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Tuesday, October 7, 2014 12pm – 2pm

Where: College of Alameda Rm: L-202


Deadline to Apply: October 13, 2014 

Visit our website at


Please remember your deadline for Classroom Enrichment Grants

is the next day Tuesday, October 14, 2014, so act now!

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Scholarship Workshops at Berkeley City College, Sept. 22 & Laney College, Sept. 29

18 September 2014

Scholarship Workshops


Peralta Colleges Foundation

With our on-line scholarship application process it is easier than ever to apply for multiple scholarships all with one application! For assistance with the application process feel free to come by one of our workshops, and bring any of your scholarship application questions!

What: BCC Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, September 22, 2014 12pm – 1:30pm

Where: Berkeley City College (BCC) Rm: 126


What: Laney Scholarship Application Workshop

When: Monday, September 29, 2014 12pm – 2pm

& Friday, October 3, 2014 3pm – 5pm

Where: Laney College Rm: F-170 C


Visit our website at

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Fall 2014 Scholarship Announcement

4 September 2014

Fall 2014 anouncement of Scholarships

Application deadline: October 13, 2014. Visit for more information.

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Laney Student Jiayan Lu Awarded the John & Deborah Tunis Scholarship

5 June 2014

Jiayan Lu

This $500 scholarship is available to support female and/or minority students who demonstrate financial need, outstanding academic achievement, and an interest in pursuing their career and degree in one of three categories: math/science including the health sciences, business/industry, or vocational education. Additional criteria include the applicant’s volunteer and community service activities and achievements.

Jiayan is an immigrant from China and she is the first in her family to attend college.  She a Business major and has already been accepted to UC Davis, CSU East Bay and San Jose State University, and more.  Jiayan works as a Peer Advisory for EOPS, assisting students who are challenged by language, socioeconomic, and educational disadvantages.

Jiayan’s accomplishments stem from hard lessons she had to learn that resulted from several unfortunate circumstances in her personal life.  She is a full time student while working part time.  After her father’s accident, her life turned upside down.  Her mother had to quit her job to take care of him. Jiayan, had to work because she is now the only breadwinner in her family. Instead of feeling defeated, she believes that her struggles can also be the source of her strength, motivating her to become more mature, patient, confident and strong

Jiayan’s dream is to work at a non-profit organization and contribute to communities by exploring and solving economic problems.  She said that college is the first step toward fulfilling her lifelong dream.  In addition to school and work, she volunteers at the Korean United Methodist Church, organizing and distributing food to low income people in Oakland.  She understands the needs of the people she works with because she can identify with them. This is why she is eager to help.

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Peralta Colleges Foundation – Scholarship Recipients Spring 2014

13 May 2014

Scholarship Recipients Spring 2014 w conditional

Spring 2014 – Scholarship & Award Recipients. To get more information about scholarships contact the Peralta Colleges Foundation visit

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