Investing in the future of our youth is one way we're building sustainable
communities. By helping our young people reach their goals in education,
they will in turn leave a lasting impression on society.
Through the Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship
Program and the Port 's chapter of the Asian Employee Association
(AEA), we honor Oakland high school students and qualified children
of Port of Oakland employees with scholarships in the amount of
up to $5,000.
We award students who will be attending a four-year college, university, community college or vocational school and who excel in academic performance, community service and extracurricular activities. We also evaluate students based on a written personal essay about their goals and life experiences.
2011 Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Committee.
Since 1994, The Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program has awarded 285 scholarships totaling $667,500. Employees raise funds through an annual golf tournament and employee contributions made during the Port's annual Giving Campaign. In 2011, the Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Program awarded $69,000 in scholarships. This includes the $5,000 award that was established by the program in honor of its creator, Charles W. Foster.
View the 2011 Port of Oakland Employees' Scholarship Recipients.
The AEA Scholarship program was launched in 1993. To date, the AEA has awarded 160 scholarships totaling $239,000.
In addition to employee contributions made during the annual Giving Campaign, funds are raised through the AEA's Annual Scholarship Fundraiser and Awards Dinner, private donations, and various fundraisers. To learn more about the AEA and their scholarship program, please visit their website