College of Alameda (COA) Promise Scholarship

What Is The College of Alameda Promise Scholarship Program?

The College of Alameda (COA) Promise 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 Promise provides students with intensive academic support and college transfer assistance as well as book stipend and a laptop. Interested in the College of Alameda Promise Scholarship?

The College of Alameda Promise 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 an Alameda Promise 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 Promise Orientation
  • Register to Summer Bridge course: COUN 201 (recommended for New Promise Students)