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Student Scholarships

Student Scholarships

Benjy Grinberg Scholarship

The $1,000 scholarship is designed to relieve some of the financial burden of continuing education. It will be awarded to a current college student or high school senior who has been accepted into a college or university. More information and the application can be found HERE

Scholarship Award Amount

Scholarship Essay Topic
Please prepare a 750-word essay that answers the following:

“What is a passion or hobby of yours, and what role does it play in your educational journey?”

Scholarship Deadline
May 31, 2021

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements
Applicants must meet one of the following criteria:
-Currently enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate program
-Current high school senior that has been accepted into a college or university

Scholarship Workshops

Peralta Colleges Foundation &

Peralta Colleges Office of International Studies

invite you to its…

Spring 2021 Scholarship Workshop

How to Write a Winning Package

These workshops are a perfect opportunity to help students manage the overall scholarship application process and alleviate feeling overwhelmed. 
Join us on Zoom and obtain the pertinent information to prep for your application submission (March 1st deadline.)

Upcoming Zoom Workshop Dates & Times


The workshop will include & not limited to the following topics and discussion:

  • Explore all the Peralta scholarships available to you;
  • Discussion on how to write your personal essay;
  • Tips on how to package and highlight your accomplishments – community service, internships, academic awards, leadership positions;
  • Learn about campus writing support and resources;
  • Review the fund disbursement timeline.


These sessions are for students enrolled in Peralta Colleges – Laney College, Merritt College, College of Alameda and Berkeley City College.  To learn more about the scholarships, please visit:   Mark Your Calendar March 1, 2021, 11:59pm – Application submission deadline.


Brought to you in partnership with the Peralta Colleges Foundation and the Peralta Colleges Office of International Education 


For more information contact: LaNiece Jones (Executive Director), Drew Gephart (International Services Manager) or Mashariki White (Development Manager, Scholarships)