Opening Doors Scholarship Fund
Dear Friend of Oakland International High School,
Recent political events have been tumultuous for our community, yet we have remained vigilant and united.
Now that May Day is upon us, we have another opportunity to demonstrate our support for democracy, justice, education and the basic human right of existing without fear of persecution. For those of you who are growing restless looking for more ways to make a lasting impact before our next election or who simply would like to support our amazing students, we are excited to announce that we will again offer the Oakland International High School "Opening Doors Scholarship" for the fourth time to our seniors. To fund this opportunity for students, we are kicking off a speed fundraising drive today that will end on May 15th, 2018.
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The "Opening Doors" scholarships are given to a graduating OIHS senior who demonstrate the perseverance, hard work, and personal growth that exemplifies the spirit of our school.
Watch this short video to see the impact that an “Opening Doors” scholarship has had on one of our graduates from the Class of 2016. You will also meet one of our amazing students who hopes to be awarded with one of the scholarships.
About Our School
Oakland International High School has been opening doors of opportunities for the last ten years. Our school is part of the International Network of Public Schools, serving some of highest needs and newest members of our local community. Our school serves close to 400 students from over 30 countries who are immigrants and English Language Learners. Many of these students come to the US as refugees and unaccompanied minors escaping harm and persecution. We are honored to provide rigorous instruction and support services to these wonderful and inspirational human beings.
Most of our students are the first in their family to graduate from high school and go to college. Financial aid and scholarships are instrumental in making our students' college dreams a reality.
Our school would not be able to provide the services and support available to students without the tremendous generosity of community members, volunteers, and donors. We ask you to consider donating to the Oakland International High School's "Opening Doors Scholarship Fund." Your donation will go directly to providing a one time scholarship to a current OIHS senior who will be attending a 2 or 4 year college.
Your contribution will help fund the college dreams to one of our newest Americans. Additionally, your donation will help ensure that students have a more successful transition into college life. This will no doubt be a valuable investment in our local community for years to come.
To make a tax deductible donation to the Opening Doors Scholarship fund, please donate to the Oakland Public Education Fund here. Then follow the steps below to ensure that OIHS receives your donation:
Check the box that states "Dedicate my donation in honor or in memory of someone."
Type in "OIHS Scholarship" in the Name Box so that Oakland Public Education Fund that manages donations for all Oakland schools knows that your gift is intended for the OIHS scholarship fund.
Type in "" in the Email Box. Irene Kim, the 12th grade English teacher, will receive a notice that a donation was made and can verify that with Oakland Public Education Fund should any issues arise.
To learn more about our school, please visit www.oaklandinternational.org. Don’t feel like reading? Learn about how we are a community school with this video which was recently made by an OIHS alumnus!
Thank you for your consideration and support,
Oakland International High School Opening Doors Scholarship Committee