The Charles and Connie Meng Scholarship Program was created by PVF in 1998 for donors interested in supporting students pursuing vocational careers. The Meng Program provides $1,000 scholarship grants to Alameda County community college students pursuing vocational and trade careers as cooks, pharmacy technicians, dental assistants, paralegals, apparel designer and merchandisers, cosmetologists and x-ray technicians. Since the program was established, PVF has worked closely with high school and community college faculty and financial aid officers to identify mature, motivated and career-focused young people for whom this financial assistance would make a difference.
Alameda County community college students pursuing a vocational degree.
To be eligible, you must:
$1,000 scholarships available to be used for books, transportation, and other school-related expenses.
There are two application deadlines each year:
Please note: we will accept applications prior to these dates. We encourage you to submit your application before the deadline to ensure a faster turnaround time.
Complete the following application, including all supplemental documents:
Meng Scholarship Application
For questions, please contact us at (510) 645-1890 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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“It is with heartfelt thanks and appreciation that I write these words. As a foster youth, it has been a long, hard battle to ‘find’ myself in the world and to articulate a career path that would be personally fulfilling, sufficient to provide a quality existence to my family, as well as address some of the problems that youth in my community continue to face under the present economic conditions. I assure you your support in my life will have continued and direct positive affects on many lives. In addition to mastering my trade as a carpenter, it is my goal to mentor young people who share the background that I have survived.”
– Joey, a carpentry student, sums up beautifully the enormous impact that this small grant has made