Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2017 This past year, JCYC designated $20,000 from the proceeds of the organization’s 6th Annual SF Aloha Run to provide scholarships for college bound high school seniors. Fourteen wonderful youth made up JCYC’s first class of scholarship recipients, and will be receiving awards in amounts ranging from $1,000-$2,500. Each recipient was selected from one of JCYC’s programs and were chosen based on their outstanding performance at school, in the community, and within their respective program. Recipients were required to complete an application, write an essay and obtain letters of recommendation. The organization’s decision to establish a scholarship program was motivated by the reality that the cost of attending college continues to be a major barrier for students, especially those from low-income families who are hoping to be the first from their family to attend college. In 2015, 17,910,627 students applied for federal financial aid with less than half (8,237,000) of the applicants receiving aid. Nationally, less than half of all high school students enroll and complete college, and the gap between the earning power of a college graduate and those who have only completed high school, continues to widen. Today, a college graduate on average can expect to earn close to $1 million more over their lifetime than a high school graduate. Through this scholarship program, JCYC hopes to help the many students who need financial assistance to realize their dream of a college degree. The organization hopes to not only continue this program but expand it in the future. “You can make that happen by registering for the 2017 SF Aloha Run, sponsoring one of our runners, or making a donation,” stated JCYC Executive Director Jon Osaki. In addition to supporting scholarships, proceeds from the 2017 SF Aloha Run will also support the programs of JCYC. Meet the 2017-2018 JCYC Scholarship Program recipients below and hear from some of them in this video produced by JCYC Execut ive Director Jon Osaki https://vimeo.com/221026570. Diana Ng Du – San Jose State University Cindy Chen – UCLA Tionnie Alexander – UC Irvine Alexis Benavidez – UC Merced Amy Yan – UC Santa Barbara Irene Anaya – City College of San Francisco Angela Li – UC Berkeley Tiffany Tam – UC Berkeley Jodie Zhou – UC Irvine Sharon Wong – UC Merced Anthony Tsatskin – UC Santa Cruz Brittney Lee – San Jose State University Eddy Wu - University of Michigan Jenny Lee - Brown University To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2017, click here.

JCYC Established New Scholarship

Program

NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 346-1948
Scholarship recipients showcasing their awards.
JCYC staff and scholarship recipient, Tionnie Alexander, having fun at the reception.
NAVIGATION
JCYC’S SOCIAL MEDIA
ADDRESS 2012 Pine Street San Francisco, CA 94115
CONTACT info@jcyc.org Tel:  (415) 202-7900 Fax: (415) 921-1841

JCYC Established New

Scholarship Program

Excerpt from JCYC Up Close Summer 2017 This past year, JCYC designated $20,000 from the proceeds of the organization’s 6th Annual SF Aloha Run to provide scholarships for college bound high school seniors. Fourteen wonderful youth made up JCYC’s first class of scholarship recipients, and will be receiving awards in amounts ranging from $1,000-$2,500. Each recipient was selected from one of JCYC’s programs and were chosen based on their outstanding performance at school, in the community, and within their respective program. Recipients were required to complete an application, write an essay and obtain letters of recommendation. The organization’s decision to establish a scholarship program was motivated by the reality that the cost of attending college continues to be a major barrier for students, especially those from low-income families who are hoping to be the first from their family to attend college. In 2015, 17,910,627 students applied for federal financial aid with less than half (8,237,000) of the applicants receiving aid. Nationally, less than half of all high school students enroll and complete college, and the gap between the earning power of a college graduate and those who have only completed high school, continues to widen. Today, a college graduate on average can expect to earn close to $1 million more over their lifetime than a high school graduate. Through this scholarship program, JCYC hopes to help the many students who need financial assistance to realize their dream of a college degree. The organization hopes to not only continue this program but expand it in the future. “You can make that happen by registering for the 2017 SF Aloha Run, sponsoring one of our runners, or making a donation,” stated JCYC Executive Director Jon Osaki. In addition to supporting scholarships, proceeds from the 2017 SF Aloha Run will also support the programs of JCYC. Meet the 2017-2018 JCYC Scholarship Program recipients below and hear from some of them in this video produced by JCYC Execut ive Director Jon Osaki https://vimeo.com/221026570. Diana Ng Du – San Jose State University Cindy Chen – UCLA Tionnie Alexander – UC Irvine Alexis Benavidez – UC Merced Amy Yan – UC Santa Barbara Irene Anaya – City College of San Francisco Angela Li – UC Berkeley Tiffany Tam – UC Berkeley Jodie Zhou – UC Irvine Sharon Wong – UC Merced Anthony Tsatskin – UC Santa Cruz Brittney Lee – San Jose State University Eddy Wu - University of Michigan Jenny Lee - Brown University To download a complete version of JCYC Up Close Summer 2017, click here.
Scholarship recipients showcasing their awards.
JCYC staff and scholarship recipient, Tionnie Alexander, having fun at the reception.