This scholarship application is open to Bay Area high school seniors in the Oakland Unified School District, the Pleasanton Unified School District, children of employees of the Port of Oakland, Black young men graduating from any high school in the 9 Bay Area counties and continuing undergraduate college students. Completing this application places students in the pool for all MFEI awards for which they are eligible. These awards may include, but are not limited to, the College Bound Brotherhood, all Port of Oakland awards, Clorox Partners Awards, and many others.

For a PDF version of the application, please click here.

        *Note if you are a continuing college student you must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Graduated from an Oakland Unified School District public or charter high school in last 3 years.

  • Completed the most recent FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application by the March 2nd priority deadline.

  • Currently attend a four-year institution, two-year institution, non proprietary institutions, or trade/technical program with plans to continue in the Fall.

  • Graduated from a San Francisco Bay Area high school in last 3 years (Black Young Men applying for College Bound Brotherhood Scholarship only).


Application Opens: September 

Deadline: February 1, 11:59pm PST

DISCLAIMER: Please note, there was a slight change to the deadline due to the shift in academic year for Oakland Unified School District. Also, MFEI Scholarship information is shared throughout the internet. Please note, the only deadline date that is applicable is what’s noted above.




Scholarship awards are paid out to awardees in two payments every year - Fall and Spring. Scholarship awardees are required to complete the form below in order to receive their money. You will need the following documents when completing your form: 



  • Financial aid award letter from the financial aid office of the college/university - the letter should show your financial aid awarded for the full academic year.

  • “Official Verification of Enrollment” bearing the university seal and stating your enrollment status as a full-time student. This document is available from your college Registrar or Admissions Office. If for some reason you are not enrolled full-time, then you are eligible to defer your award for up to ONE YEAR. You must complete the form below and indicate your need to defer.



  • Most recent Student Aid Report (SAR) from the FAFSA or CA Dream Act application for the following academic year.

  • Official transcript, showing first semester/quarter grades.

  • Update Letter: A 500-750 word letter briefly describing your experiences, successes, and challenges in college to date. You are encouraged to write about significant or memorable events that shaped this past academic year.

  • A headshot photograph of only you. Please note, your photo may be used on our website or any social media network administered by MFEI.


Fall Form: September 1 - September 30

Spring Form: March 1 - March 31