Koshland Young Leader Awards

The Koshland Young Leader Awards recognize the next generation of leadership in our community and honor outstanding San Francisco public high school juniors who balance extraordinary family, economic, and societal pressures with the discipline required for academic excellence, and the drive to succeed at community leadership.

Established by Dr. Daniel Koshland, Jr., this scholarship program provides $10,000 each to up to eleven outstanding San Francisco public high school juniors from low-income families.

The most competitive candidates have at least a 3.25 cumulative GPA, are college-bound, and embrace a commitment to strengthening their communities despite facing formidable life challenges, such as economic and family responsibilities. Through the Koshland Young Leader Awards, we applaud and support students’ dedication to succeed academically, overcome hardships, and pursue their college and career goals.

This year’s nomination process is now closed. Please check back for detail’s on next year’s program.

Learn more about this year’s winners:

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