Webb Scholars Program

The Webb Scholars Program is awarded annually to up to six KIPP seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence and a commitment to community impact.

About the Scholarship

The Webb Family Foundation and KIPP Foundation have partnered to create the Webb Scholars Program. This new national scholars’ program will be awarded annually to up to six KIPP students and will provide financial support to defray the costs of college with an annual stipend of $15,000, up to $60,000 for four years; career mentorship; attendance to an annual leadership weekend; and the opportunity to take part in a community impact project in their community. The first cohort of scholars will join the program in May 2023.

The Webb Scholars Program is one of several KIPP scholarship programs established in alignment with the KIPP Foundation’s goal to see 1,000 alumni in positions of true power and influence by 2040.

The Webb Family Foundation works to improve life outcomes for young people through education. The Foundation aspires that all young people, regardless of their circumstances, receive the opportunities and support they need to succeed in school and in life.

The 2022-23 application cycle is open from October 3, 2022 through January 18, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.  

Programmatic Support

KIPP Northern California Public High Schools seniors and/or seniors who graduated from a KIPP Middle School are eligible to apply.

Ideal candidates will demonstrate the following:    

  • Academic excellence: Recommended weighted cumulative GPA 3.0
  • Community impact advocates
  • Modeled integrity
  • Financial need

Scholars will have access to: 

  • Financial resources to defray the cost of college: Webb Scholars will receive approximately $60,000 over the four years of their undergraduate career.
  • Quarterly virtual webinars: Each recipient will have the opportunity to attend virtual events with featured guests.
  • Leadership weekend: All scholars will attend an annual leadership summit in the summer, which will foster connections across the Webb Scholars community and develop scholars into agents of change across the country.
  • Career mentorship: Scholars will attend KIPP corporate and civic partner network and career fairs for internships and jobs, receive access to KIPP Resource Library, including resume and cover letter templates and mock interviews, and become part of the KIPP Alumni Network.
  • Community impact project: Each scholar will have a monthly curriculum that guides them through the selection and pursuit of a community impact project that will make a lasting, measurable impact upon the scholar’s community and require each to partner with a nonprofit or small business organization.

About the Webb Family Foundation

The Webb Family Foundation supports education, health, and sustainability as a path toward helping people persevere and the planet thrive. We leverage the full assets of the Foundation to amplify our impact. Founded in 2004, the Foundation has primarily supported education-focused organizations in the San Francisco Bay Area, with a focus on encouraging all young people, regardless of circumstance, to achieve more than they thought possible. In this spirit, the Foundation recently expanded its mission, program, and geographic areas, with a vision that all humans can reach their greatest potential and wellbeing in harmony with the planet.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Webb Scholars will receive up to $60,000 to cover:

    1. Discretionary educational expenses (may include textbooks, computers, clothing, meal plan, study abroad, rent, room & board, gaps in financial aid, summer support, and spending money) – Up to $12,000 per year or $60,000 over four years
    2. Annual Leadership Weekend costs – $2,000 each year or $6,000 over four years
    3. Annual fund that may provide emergency funding for Webb Scholars in exceptional cases. – $1,000 each year or $4,000 over four years
  • KIPP Northern California Public High Schools seniors and/or seniors who graduated from a KIPP Middle School are eligible to apply.

    Students must demonstrate the following:

    1. Academic Excellence: Recommended GPA 3.0
    2. Community impact advocate
    3. Modeled integrity
    4. Financial need
  • The Scholars Program will grow over four years to a total of up to 24 scholars:

    • Year 1 up to 6 scholars
    • Year 2 up to 12 scholars (6 existing + 6 new)
    • Year 3 up to 18 scholars (12 existing + 6 new)
    • Year 4 up to 24 scholars (18 existing + 6 new)

     

  • October 3, 2022 – January 18, 2023 at 11:59pm PST.

  • Applicants can be students who graduated from a KIPP Middle School and/or are currently a senior at a KIPP High School.

  • No. This program is only open to high school seniors, not KIPP Alumni.  However, if you are dually enrolled in college classes, you are welcome to apply to KIPP scholarships.

  • Yes! We encourage you to apply. Your citizenship status will not be taken into consideration during the selection process.

  • Scholars will be notified via email by Mid April 2023.

  • Yes, applicants are required to submit 2 recommendations. Recommenders should be teachers, counselors, or mentors to whom you are not related and who can speak to your qualifications for these scholarship programs.

  • Yes, one 250-300-word essay question is required .

  • Yes! If you do not meet the 3.0 weighted GPA requirements but strongly identify with the Webb Family Foundation mission and this scholarship, we strongly encourage you to apply.