Koshland Young Leader Awards

Each winter, we invite teachers, counselors, and staff from nonprofit college access organizations to nominate outstanding San Francisco public high school juniors for this award. The most competitive candidates have at least a 3.25 cumulative or continually improving GPA, are college-bound, and embrace a commitment to strengthening their families and communities despite facing formidable life challenges.

Application Process:

The 2017 nomination is online and process will open on Monday, December 12, 2016 and have three parts. The nomination and student application are both available here.

Part 1: Teacher/counselor submits the online nomination form, including complete official high school transcript. (Due Tuesday, January 17, 2017)

Part 2: Student submits online self-nomination form. (Due Wednesday, January 31, 2017)

Part 3: Finalists will be invited to a mandatory in-person interview (Saturday, April 8, 2017)

Late and/or incomplete nominations will not be considered. If you have questions, please email nswanson@sff.org or call Nina Swanson at 415.733.8583.

Important Submission Information:

All nominations must be submitted using the online form. Teachers/Counselors: Please be as thorough and detailed as possible in answering each nomination question. Your nomination form is a critical element in determining which students proceed to the interview stage. Each nomination should tell a strong story about why the nominee embodies the spirit of this award.  Please ensure that each student transcript is submitted in its entirety, including both sides of double-sided pages.