The Maisin Scholar Award is designed to support students in the San Francisco Unified School District who have demonstrated financial need and an interest in continuing their education. Each year, it provides 75 high school seniors with as much as $3,000 annually for up to four years so that they can achieve their dreams.
The Maisin Scholars Program was established in honor of Alexander Maisin who was of Russian Jewish descent and grew up in Harbin, China, where his family had moved to escape discrimination at the beginning of World War II. He later moved to San Francisco, coming as a new immigrant without any funds, and worked as a longshoreman. He invested his savings into a house, then another building, eventually owning commercial and residential properties throughout San Francisco. When Mr. Maisin died in 1995, funds he left established the Alexander M. and June L. Maisin Foundation, which supports needs in the Jewish and general communities in an effort to make a difference in the lives of the people in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Maisin Scholar Award provides:
- Virtual and/or in-person check-ins
- “Success Starts Here” day-long orientation for new students
- A 6-part summer workshop series to help students feel prepared to start their first fall in college/university
- School system navigation
- Scholarship & financial aid navigation and management
- Financial aid offer letter review
- Connections to partner programs and resources
- Be a San Francisco Unified School District senior
- Have a minimum cumulative unweighted GPA between 2.0 and 3.5.
- Have a demonstrated financial need
- Will attend college or an accredited education program in the fall of high school graduation year
- Are committed to post-secondary education
Priority Deadline is March 2, 2024
Contact the Maisin Scholarship Team
Director, Maisin Scholars
Program Manager, Maisin Scholars