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).


2018 Scholarship Application

  • On: January 5, 2018
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2018 BAGSF Scholarships Application Requirements BAGSF provides financ ...

BAGSF Videos

  • On: July 31, 2017
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2017 Scholarship Recipients Video 2016 Scholarship Recipients Video 20 ...


  • On: July 18, 2017
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SPONSORS $25,000 + $6,000 + $2,000 + ...

2017 Recipients

  • On: July 18, 2017
  • By: bagsf

OUR WINNERS: Xavier McNelly Meet our Recipients ...

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