Mills College Awards 23 Oakland Promise Scholarships—More to come!

Oakland, CA—February 16, 2018

Mills College announced today that it awarded over $150,000 in Oakland Promise ProgramMills-Oakland Promise scholarships to 23 OUSD students at its Preview Admission Day as part of its commitment to making a transformative education more affordable and accessible to young women and girls.

Oakland Promise is a collaboration between Libby Schaaf, mayor of Oakland, Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) Office of Equity, the City of Oakland, the East Bay College Fund, and local university leaders. Its goal is to ensure that every Oakland child graduates high school with the expectations, resources, and support to complete college and be successful in the career of their choice.

As part of its commitment to the Oakland Promise Program, Mills awarded 23 financial aid scholarships ranging between $2,000 and $10,000 at the event. In addition to these awards, Mills will be announcing the recipients of 10 more Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships in the months to come.

More information about the Mills-Oakland Promise Scholarships for OUSD students and Mills Merit Scholarships that are available to all eligible prospective students is available at