MAP Scholars Program


MAP Scholars Program is an eight-week mentored, digital literacy and inclusion initiative designed to enrich the pipeline of high school students’ understanding of and interest in pursuing higher education in the digital age as well as to increase underrepresented minority and disadvantaged high school student accessibility to technology. Upon completion of the program, all MAP Scholars will receive an Apple MacBook Pro.

The Migrant Advocacy Project (MAP) is looking for applicants who are leaders that demonstrate a deep commitment to learning, intellectual curiosity, a willingness to give and seek help and those who are are resilient in the face of adversity. Selected MAP Scholars show purposeful and meaningful commitment to others, evidenced by participation in familial responsibilities, volunteering, and/or community service activities. Applicants must exhibit a strong commitment to pursuing and completing a bachelor’s degree at an accredited non-profit public or private institution in the United States (students may start their studies at a two-year institution and then transfer to a four-year institution). Selected applicants are capable of succeeding in college but lack the financial support and mentorship that is typically provided to other students by their immediate family/through their family’s network.

Students admitted to the MAP Scholars Program must complete the 8 week digital literacy and inclusion workshop series and submit a certificate of enrollment from their post-secondary institution to receive their Apple MacBook Pro.

  • This program is open to low-income, First Generation, 1.5 Generation or Second Generation immigrants.

    • First Generation describes the first among the family who immigrated to the new country;

    • 1.5 Generation describes people who arrived in the U.S. with their parents as children and adolescents;

    • Second Generation describes children of first generation immigrants.

  • Applicants must be a high school senior graduating Spring of 2019 within the Oakland Unified School District with plans to enter a college in the United States no later than Fall 2019.

  1. Completed Application Form

  2. Short Answer Questions

  3. Completed Student Assessment Survey

  4. Applicants must apply for federal financial aid and submit their Student Aid Report (SAR) that contains their Expected Family Contribution (EFC). MAP does not require undocumented students to fulfill this requirement.

    • Both DACA and undocumented students are not eligible for federal assistance, but DACA recipients can use their SSN to fill out a FAFSA application and generate an SAR report.

  5. Resume (optional)

  • All Application Materials Submitted Online Deadline: Friday May 31, 2019

  • Notification of 2019 MAP Scholars Participants: Friday, June 7, 2019

  • Program Length: Eight Weeks (One Workshop per Week)

  • Start Date: Saturday, June 22, 2019

  • End Date: Saturday, August 10, 2019

Contact Matthew Ganan, Co-Founder and Program Coordinator, at
408.202.2866 or