Be An Inspiration

Share your story with the BASIC Fund Family.  Write to us, send us a picture of your proudest achievements from High School or College, or just something awesome you’re doing that you would like to share. We want to hear from you!

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Support Programs & Scholarships

Summer Search
Inspiring high school students to become responsible and altruistic leaders. Provides year- round mentoring, life-changing summer experiences, college advising, and a lasting support network to San Francisco, North Bay and Silicon Valley youth.

Students Rising Above
We help each student to realize his or her potential by guiding and supporting them through college graduation, and into the workforce. Bay Area wide, High School Juniors apply the Fall prior to their graduating year.

7 Tepees
The Learning Center, Seven Tepees' original youth program which nurtures students from 6th to 12th grade, and the College and Career program, launched in 2008 to increase the number of first-generation college students.

College Scholarship Resources
A great way to manage the growing cost is scholarships. Because there’s no single source for scholarship listings, your best option for finding funding is dedicated scholarship search platforms. These sites compile thousands of active scholarships and match you to them based on your unique qualifications. found four that promise to maximize your scholarship potential with large databases, smart filters, application tools, user-friendly design, and educational resources.

A Better Chance
The College Preparatory Schools Program (CPSP) is an academic program that identifies, recruits, places, and supports students of color, in outstanding college preparatory middle and high schools nationally. Click here to see if the school you’re attending participates.

AVID College Prep
For our alumni now in SF public high schools

Junior Achievement Student Center
Information on financial education, and college and careers

Wonderful lists of college scholarships open to undocumented applicants as well as documented citizens and residents.

10,000 Degrees
Great online resource for students looking for all sorts of information on applying and paying for college. They also have onsite mentoring for students in Marin and Sonoma counties.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

HSF empowers families with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing scholarships and support services to as many exceptional students as possible.

Armenian Relief Society "Erepouni" Chapter Sholarships
Contact Mrs. Victoria Markarian at, or phone (209) 823-1486, for details and application. Deadline at the end of April each year.
Open to college-level students of Armenian descent seeking scholarships in the fields of medicine or engineering.