Peralta Community College District's Only Student-Run Publication
Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Community College District's only student-run publication.

The Citizen

Peralta Trustee Paulina Gonzalez Brito addresses the crowd at Berkeley City College’s 50th anniversary celebration. The event featured a block party along with a groundbreaking ceremony for the college’s new Milvia Street building. (Photo: Marcus Creel/PCCD)
‘We’re still rising’: BCC celebrates 50th anniversary
College throws block party and breaks ground on new building
Sam O'Neil, Associate Editor • May 6, 2024
Student Trustee Natasha Masand believes her voice has the power to impact the PCCD community.
Student Trustee Natasha Masand finds her voice
Isabelly Sabô Barbosa, Social Media Editor • March 19, 2024
PCCDs classified employees pose for a pic at the first-ever professional development day for classified professionals. PCCD Chancellor Tammeil Gilkerson reflected on the event in her report to the Board of Trustees. (Source: PCCD)
Peralta’s leadership search, CCC public safety earmark, and “rumors” discussed at 4/9 meeting of PCCD Trustees
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • April 24, 2024
College of Alameda jazz professor Glen Pearson demonstrates his musical talent on his classroom piano. Hes one of the newest members of the Count Basie Orchestra, a historic 18-piece jazz ensemble that took home a Grammy this year.
The humble Grammy-winning pianist leading CoA’s music program
Desmond Meagley, Staff Writer • March 4, 2024

Peralta Foundation scholarships application deadline approaches

The Peralta Colleges Foundation will award several scholarships to students across the district, with March 1 being this semester’s deadline for all students to submit applications for these scholarships. 

There are three types of available scholarships: annual scholarships, endowed scholarships, and Osher scholarships.

There are over 50 annual scholarships available to students, which are funded by contributions from the community and corporations. These scholarships can be given to the students to provide support with tuition, fees and other educational matters. Endowed scholarships, of which there are over 20, provide continuous funding for current and future students. 

Students can also apply for an Osher Scholarship (a specific endowed scholarship) through the Peralta Colleges Foundation. According to the Peralta Colleges Foundation website, the Bernard Osher Foundation made a “historic gift of $25 million” in May 2008 to the California Community College System; the purpose being to establish a “permanent scholarship fund totaling approximately $70 million” for community college students in the state  “who struggle to afford the ever-rising cost of an education.” The money from the endowment funds “over 3,000 scholarships of at least $1,200 every academic year, forever.”

Following the March 1 deadline there will be a review process from March 2 to April 6. The scholarship selection period will then begin on April 8 and end on April 12th. The final deadline for recipients to accept the scholarships is May 14. An award ceremony will be held the same month. 

There is support available to students for the scholarship application process. The colleges suggest visiting For further information on scholarships, students can go to

About the Contributor
Farhad Golriz
Farhad Golriz, Staff Writer
Farhad Golriz is an Iranian-American that was raised in Berkeley. He is interested in politics and foreign affairs – in particular, the Middle East. Farhad enjoys writing about events that have happened in other parts of the world and his goal is to be able to speak up for those who feel their voices are not being heard. Farhad’s goal is to one day become a Journalist and he is very honored to be a staff writer for The Citizen at Laney College.
Leave a Comment
Donate to The Citizen
Our Goal

Comments (0)

All Sort: Newest

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *