A gateway to college and beyond for low-income Bay Area students. Meet some of them.

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Giving Thanks by Giving Back

6th Annual Bay Scholars Benefit Luncheon

Our cause

Fostering the underlying potential of our students.

Harnessing the transformative power of a good education.

Making connections within our community.

My goal is to go to dental school, and the support from ICA Cristo Rey and Bay Scholars is helping me prepare for that journey.

Stephanie Olvera

ICA Academy
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I am very grateful to Bay Scholars for all it has done for me. Being able to attend my dream high school, developing new relationships with people I never really talked to before, and blessing me with experiences like the annual Thanksgiving Luncheon has all touched my life in ways indescribable.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Alyssa Rito

St. Joseph Notre Dame High School

What we’ve achieved.

Find out all about our program in our 2020 Annual Report.

$8,500,000

awarded in scholarships to date.

503

current Scholars 2020-2021.

322

graduates as of 2020.

2,880

scholarships awarded.

926

Scholars welcomed into the program.

A gateway to college and beyond for low-income Bay Area students. Meet some of them.

Bay Scholars exists to make it possible for promising low-income scholars across the Bay to have access to and flourish at successful private college preparatory high schools.
Our 4-year scholarship makes college-prep high school education a reality for our scholars.

We see the rich demographic diversity of the Bay Area reflected Bay Scholars student population served in the 2020-21 academic year.

  • Asian: 8.5%
  • American Indian: 1%
  • Black: 23%
  • Caucasian: 5%
  • Filipino: 4%
  • Latinx: 42%
  • Multiracial: 8%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 5%
  • Not Reported: 3.5%