History of BAGSF

In 2006, BAGSF began to award scholarships to students in the Bay Area, where a large immigrant community resides and seeks higher education but lacks financial resources. The lack of financial resources combined with social isolation pose a barrier to many young people who must juggle family, work, and school.
Our founder Catalino Tapia realized scholarships would greatly help with the financial pressures associated with pursuing a higher education.
Since then, we have awarded 204 scholarships to deserving students fulfilling their dreams of attending a college or university of their choice. Many of these recipients are now professionals contributing back to the community (including serving on the BAGSF Board of Directors).


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Saturday, July 8th (5pm) Recognition Dinner and Fundraiser

  • On: May 6, 2017
  • By: bagsfuser

In 2006, BAGSF awarded its’ first scholarships to students from the ...

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2017 Scholarship Fundraising Campaign Kick Off!

  • On: January 10, 2017
  • By: bagsf

We are kicking off this campaign to give donors like yourselves the op ...

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Past Recipient Interview – Jeremy Morales

  • On: August 30, 2016
  • By: bagsfuser

The importance of giving back to the community with Jeremy Morales. ...


  • On: July 20, 2016

We are celebrating our 10th anniversary this year, 2016. Thank you to ...

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