ESL Scholarship Fund


The ESL Department sponsors a scholarship program that provides financial awards to deserving students currently enrolled in ESL classes at CCSF. Students who are carrying 12 or more units, who have completed at least one semester of ESL classes at the 120 level or above, and who have a GPA of 3.0 or higher can apply for Scholarships in the latter part of February of each year.

Applications are available here and from the ESL Department secretary, Batmale 616, and are due in April , 2014. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic achievement, academic improvement, and financial need. While GPA alone does not determine if a student qualifies for consideration for a scholarship, students should remember that the selection committee does scrutinize each student's academic record as part of the selection process.

ESL scholarships offer our students a unique opportunity to develop a greater understanding of the benefits that a college education in the United States can provide. In addition to assisting our deserving scholars with financial assistance, these awards offer our ESL students a glimpse of how the “American Dream” can be realized through hard work and diligence. In order to reward more students of such exceptional character and caliber, the ESL Scholarship Committee asks you to contribute to this year’s scholarship program. With your help, many more ESL students will be able to achieve their educational goals and begin to live the "American Dream."

Burt Gabler
Chair, ESL Scholarship Fund



Congratulations to the winners!


ESL Scholarships are funded primarily through department and college-wide donations. In addition, periodic book sales, organized by ESL department faculty, help to increase the number of scholarships available. Donations are gladly accepted at any time of the year. Checks should be made out to ESL Scholarship Fund and mailed to Burt Gabler, ESL Scholarship Chair, box L176, Ocean Campus.



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Our 2013 Scholarship Winners


Prof. Curt Sanford with scolarship winner Deise Cruz Santos

Scholarship winner Jin Chao Rao with instructor Jana Zanetto

Scholarship winner San Ly with instructor Rachel Cohen

Scholarship winner Richard Ochoa with instructor Elma Cabahug

Scholarship winner Yanling Cheng with instructor Tülin Good

Instructor Tina Martin with scolarship winner Tammy Nguyen

Scholarship winner Yoko Kamimura with Dept. Chair Greg Keech

happy scholarship winners

Instructor Jana Zanetto with scholarship winner Yanling Cheng

Scholarship winners Yoko Kamimura and Tammy Nguyen