Student Scholarships

Since its inception, the BFSA has been invested in supporting not only faculty and staff, but also students as well.  In a May 1975 article in the Los Angeles City College Collegian newspaper, it says that “BFSA seeks to act as a catalyst in establishing optimum learning conditions, as well as increasing Blacks’ representation in all facets of the college, including [decision-making].”  Two years later, the Black Faculty & Staff Association raised money from bake and rummage sales to award its first student scholarships.

Today, we continue that practice of providing students with financial support.  BFSA has been awarding scholarships to students participating in the Black Graduation Celebration sponsored by the African American Outreach Initiative (AAOI) and the Chancellor’s Office since 2015.

To honor the research and work of Carter G. Woodson’s national organization, the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History (ASALH), BFSA utilizes the Black History Month theme for the entire year, and when appropriate, develops a metaphoric adaptation.

Candidates must write a 200-word essay on the theme, complete the online LACCD Black Graduation Celebration egistration, and adhere to criteria.

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