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Buck Scholars Association

  • Buck Scholars Association
  • PO Box 233379
  • Sacramento, CA 95832
  • (415) 680-4881
  • 2008

Program Description

The Buck Scholars Association (BSA) is an independent non-profit organization that was established in 2008 by the scholarship recipients of the Frank H. and Eva B. Buck Foundation (Buck Scholars). The BSA's mission is twofold: (1) foster the personal and professional growth of the nearly 300 Buck Scholars now spread across the globe; and (2) expand educational opportunities for a new generation of extraordinarily promising and talented Northern California youth. At the heart of BSA's work is the Buck Fellows Program -- a mentoring and scholarship program to help talented Northern California high school students who demonstrate high academic and leadership potential, but could use further resources, support, and guidance to fully realize that potential. Fellows are chosen in their sophomore year of high school through a competitive selection process. Over 24 Fellows have been selected so far, with a new class added each year.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College transition and retention support
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants
  • Science, tech, engineering, & math (STEM)


Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 12
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 12
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically At-risk
  • Academically High-performing
  • ESL Students


  • More than 75%

Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Harvard College
  • Pepperdine University
  • Stanford University
  • University of California-Berkeley
  • University of California-Los Angeles