Awards: Up to 3
Applications are accepted from February through March
ACUMEN stands for Aspire to College or University: Meet your Education Nexus. The ACUMEN Scholarship seeks to provide scholarships to students from Youth Spirit Artworks (YSA) in Berkeley, Oakland Tech High School, and McClymonds High School who face serious financial challenges and who are committed to attend college.
This scholarship will award up to 3 new scholarships each year. Awards for students attending 2-year colleges will be $5,000 each and awards for students attending 4-year colleges will be $8,000 each. Awards can cover educational costs including tuition, fees, books, and supplies.
Current ACUMEN scholars are invited to renew their awards each year of college by demonstrating "good standing."