The 157th Session of the AME Church’s California Annual Conference: Not Just Business as Usual


San Francisco State University (SF State), the San Francisco Department of Public Health (SFDPH), and the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) announced on Monday a new scholarship program for San Francisco residents ages 12-17, who received the COVID-19 vaccination.

Through a drawing, the SF state is offering 10 scholarships to fully finance four years of undergraduate studies at the university for eligible young people who register at participating vaccination centers in the city, including:

  • Monday, October 25, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Visitation Valley Neighborhood Inoculation Center, 1099 Sunnydale Ave., San Francisco, CA 94134
  • Tuesday, October 26th, 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Malcolm X Academy School, 350 Harbor Rd., San Francisco, CA 94124
  • Wednesday, October 27, 2:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Balboa High School, 1000 Cayuga Ave., San Francisco, CA 94112
  • Friday, October 29, 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. – Ella Hill Hutch Community Center, 1050 McAllister St., San Francisco, CA 94115
  • Tuesday, November 2, 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. – Mission District Neighborhood vaccination center, Dec.NS and Capp St., San Francisco, CA 94110
  • Saturday, November 13th, 10:30 am to 1:30 pm – McCoppin Elementary School, 651 6th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94118

“These college scholarships are an incredible reward for San Francisco youth who are doing what’s right for themselves and their community – and that’s part of ending this pandemic by receiving the COVID-19 vaccination,” said Mayor London N . Breed. “Our teenagers got through distance learning for over a year and missed the contact with their friends. These scholarships will advance your education and shape your future in innumerable ways. “

“The SF State is committed to supporting young people going to school in San Francisco and promoting the city’s immunization goals,” said SF State President Lynn Mahoney. “These grants can advance public health goals while creating a new generation of leaders for our workforce.”

“We encourage all eligible SFUSD students to get vaccinated and acquire the skills necessary to attend college if they so choose,” said SFUSD Superintendent Dr. Vincent Matthews. “As an alumnus of the SF State and a Gator myself, I appreciate the university’s efforts to support the health and access to higher education among our city’s youth.”

Since the COVID-19 vaccine was approved in May, more than 90% of teenagers ages 12-17 in San Francisco have been fully vaccinated, making this one of the highest vaccination rates among age groups in the city.

“The SF State Scholarship Program complements our city’s strategy of providing barrier-free access to COVID-19 vaccinations for communities in San Francisco, which has resulted in one of the highest vaccination rates in the world,” said Assistant Health Director Dr. Naveena Bobba. . “We pride ourselves that our 12 to 17 year old teenagers have achieved such high vaccination rates, and incentive programs like these can give unvaccinated individuals an extra boost to take immediate action to get vaccinated and to protect themselves and their loved ones protect. “our and our community.”

The scholarships are awarded in the amount of the difference between eligible expenses for state tuition fees and fees and other federal and / or state funding. In the event that a winner’s government and / or government grants fully cover the cost of government tuition and fees, the student will be awarded $ 2,000 per academic year. All scholarships are credited to the student account for each semester of enrollment.

Residents are eligible to enter the raffle if they meet all of the following requirements:

  • Permanent Resident of San Francisco (including those living in San Francisco who meet the AB 540 eligibility)
  • Receive at least first dose of Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine two-shot series prior to entry. Must be 12 to 17 years old in this case
  • She is not currently enrolled in a college or university, nor was she previously enrolled in a college or university
  • Not an employee or immediate family of an employee of the SF state who lives in the employee’s household. In accordance with Section 82029 of the California Government Code, “immediate family” means spouse and dependent children

Residents can get the vaccine from participating sites to be eligible, but it is not required. Residents who receive the vaccine elsewhere or who have already been vaccinated can register for the raffle.

So enter

Eligible residents have the opportunity to fill out a form at the participating locations that they enter into the raffle. SF State staff will be on site to verify that registrants qualify and assist residents in participating in the raffle. The last day to enter the prize draw is November 13th.

Selection of winners

The winners will be selected at random from all eligible entries received. At least one and a maximum of two winners will be determined from each participating vaccination center.

The official announcement of the winners will be published in the week of November 22nd. The winners will be notified prior to the announcement.

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