College of Alameda (COA) Promise Scholarship

What Is The College of Alameda Cougar Scholars Program?

The College of Alameda (COA) Cougar Scholars (formerly known as COA Promise Program) is a pathway for Alameda high school graduates to access a quality college education. Eligible students will receive a year of college without fees. The COA Cougar Scholars provides students with intensive academic support and college transfer assistance as well as book stipend and a laptop. Interested in the College of Alameda Cougar Scholars Program?

The application for COA Cougar Scholars is currently unavailable. The application will resume again in Fall 2020.

The College of Alameda Cougar Scholars aims to:

  • Increase the percentage of high school graduates entering college in the city of Alameda
  • Strengthen students’ access to career pathways and preparation to join the workforce in Alameda and surrounding areas
  • Deepen the connection between College of Alameda and its home community

Interested applicants must:

  • Complete a COA Cougar Scholars Application HERE
  • Follow the New Students Steps to Success
  • First-time college student
  • Enroll in 12 units per semester (fall and spring) at COA
  • Graduate of Alameda, ASTI, Encinal or Island high school
  • Submit a FAFSA or Cal Dream Act application and include COA (006720)
  • Attend a Mandatory Cougar Scholars Orientation