Reentry Scholarships: 2021 Semesters

The Archdiocese of San Francisco
Office of Human Life and Dignity - Restorative Justice Ministry
      One Peter Yorke Way, San Francisco CA 94109-6602 • Office and Fax (415) 614-5572

The Archdiocese of San Francisco Restorative Justice Ministry is offering a Reentry Scholarship Stipend Fund. Beginning in 2020, individuals who were on probation or parole applied for this program. Those who are accepted in 2021 will receive stipends up to $3000 per year to support their education financially, as well as individual mentoring. 

The program works in collaboration with Excell Network, a non-profit under the aegis of Comunidad San Dimas.

One of the Reentry Scholarship Stipend Fund is financed through a grant to the California Catholic Conference restorative justice programs from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD). CCHD, a program of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, works to break the cycle of poverty by providing grants to organizations throughout the country.

Are you on probation or parole?
If you're interested in being a part of this program, the first step is to contact me (see contact information below), If there are current stipends available for the upcoming semester and if the applicant meets the basic qualifications, an initial interview will be scheduled.

Eligibility Guidelines
If the applicant moves past the first interview, he/she must do the following to participate in the program. 

  • Complete an online application
  • Complete a W-9 IRS form
  • Provide probation or parole letters showing probation/parole periods
  • Provide evidence of school enrollment and schedule in an educational institution
  • Live and attend school within the San Francisco Bay Area
  • Other commitments are required

How It Works
Students accepted into the program will receive both financial and emotional support through the various aspects of the program. They will also be asked to show accountability as they complete their studies.

  • Program participants will receive their scholarship stipend in two separate payments during the semester.
  • Participants must provide progress reports and grades which should be submitted at the end of the semester.
  • Students will also have the opportunity to network with mentors and professionals at breakfasts and speaking events.


This fund is run in partnership with Excell Network. For various volunteer opportunities visit the program website: Excell Network Website.


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