Announcing the 2021 Koshland Young Leader Awardees
Our 2021 Koshland Young Leader Award Winners
|Agnes Liang||Mission High School|
|Jazmine Guzman de Anda||John O’Connell High School|
|Joanna Chen||Balboa High School|
|John Huynh||Balboa High School|
|Johnny Lin||George Washington High School|
|Kristel Mantilla Ulloa||Mission High School|
|Lilian Emelife||Phillip and Sala Burton High School|
|Marcus Young||Galileo High School|
|Kaylie (Meiqi) Li||Balboa High School|
|Songia Goodwin||Mission High School|
|Wilson Wu||Galileo High School|
In 1999, Dr. Daniel Koshland Jr., the son of our foundation’s founding chairman, established the Koshland Young Leader Awards (KYLA), a scholarship program that recognizes young leaders who balance extraordinary challenges, including family separation and homelessness, yet continue to show academic promise and community leadership.
Each year, 11 outstanding San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) juniors are provided $10,000 each to fund college tuition and/or education-related expenses. To date, KYLA has awarded nearly $1 million to more than 100 young leaders to give them a jump start as they enter college.
Please click on the sections below to read more about the Koshland Young Leader Awards nomination requirements, process, and timeline.
Candidates must be a junior with San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD). Competitive candidates have demonstrated academic excellence (at least a 3.0 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.
Nomination Process and Timeline
March 1 – April 5: Educators nominate students
Call for educator nominations for the 2021 Koshland Young Leader Awards are closed.
April 6 – April 19: Students apply
Call for student applications for the 2021 Koshland Young Leader Awards are closed.
June 1: Foundation notifies award winners
See below list of our 2021 Koshland Leader Award Winners.
For questions about the awards program, please contact Nora Kim at nkim[at]sff.org.
2020 Koshland Young Leader Award Winners
|Elisa Aguilar Cinto||San Francisco International High School|
|Kathya Almanza Correa||June Jordan School For Equity|
|Gabriela Gonzalez Martinez||San Francisco International High School|
|Isreal Laviene||Mission High School|
|Jyairrah Martin||Ruth Asawa School of the Art|
|Jasmin Martinez||Leadership High School|
|Karin Andrea Muniz||San Francisco International High School|
|Nahomi Ruiz-Mejia||KIPP Bayview|
|Rana Salem||Balboa High School|
|Thiri Than||Balboa High School|
|Tien Tran||Mission High School|