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.

Are you a former Koshland Young Leader Awardee? If so, please let us know what you have been up to by completing this brief survey!

Call for Nominations

We’re excited to announce that the nominations process for the 2019 awards will open on Monday, December 10, 2018.

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

Nomination process:

  • Part 1: Teacher/counselor submits the online nomination form, including complete official high school transcript (due by 11:59pm PST on Monday, February 4, 2019)
  • Part 2: Student submits online self-nomination form (due by 11:59pm PST on Monday, February 11, 2019)
  • Part 3: Finalists will be invited to a mandatory in-person interview to be held on Friday, April 19, 2019, at the San Francisco Foundation office.

Late and/or incomplete nominations will not be considered. If you have any questions, please contact Amanda Katz at akatz@sff.org or (415) 733-8593.