Scholarship Program Assistant – TEMP



The Scholarships Assistant will work closely with the Scholarships Manager to manage and grow the SoLa College Scholarship Program. We are looking for someone excited about contributing to the foundation of what we are building to become a leading program advancing access to higher education in South LA. There is great potential for you to grow with the program and vice versa.


The SoLa Foundation, a 501(c)3 nonprofit affiliate of SoLa Impact, works to improve the lives of South LA residents and break the cycle of intergenerational poverty by providing opportunities for education, economic mobility, & community development. SoLa provides the community with skills-based technology programming, as well as scholarships and career development opportunities for underinvested communities to ensure Black and brown Angelenos get increased access to jobs, mentorship, and placement in the most competitive fields of businesses.

Four Key Pillars of Change at the SoLa Foundation: Career Development & Entrepreneurship, Education & Tech Innovation, Financial Literacy & Economic Mobility, and College Readiness & Scholarships.

About The Scholarship Program

The SoLa College Scholarship Program aims to fundamentally transform access to higher education in South Los Angeles. We are not a traditional scholarship based on GPA or sports ability; this is a community oriented scholarship based on personal drive and commitment to making an impact. The fund has now awarded over $1M to our growing community of 135 SoLa Scholars attending colleges and universities all around the country with one thing connecting them all, their roots in South LA and their desire to see our community grow and thrive.



Scholar Support

  • Curate monthly resource newsletters customized for our scholars community
  • Identify and distribute additional scholarship opportunities for college students and professional development opportunities for recent graduates
  • Provide personalized assistance to scholars, offering guidance on applying for internships/jobs

Event Planning

  • Contribute to the planning and execution of the 2024 SoLa Scholarships ceremony
  • Support the development of inaugural overnight community building retreat
  • Collaborate in organizing summer career development and networking events

General Support

  • Contribute to ongoing recruitment and marketing efforts to enhance program visibility and recruit potential donors.


  • Flexible availability to commit an average of 15 hours per week from 3/15/24 to 8/15/24
  • Bachelor’s degree; preference for graduate students in student affairs or related fields
  • Strong interest in working with first-generation college students and commitment to community impact
  • Extensive knowledge and active involvement in student programs, activities, and resources
  • Adaptable to varied responsibilities with a “no task is too small” mindset.
  • Organized, proactive/self-starting attitude, creativity, and attention to detail


  • Hybrid work schedule with opportunity to use this role to fulfill graduate internship requirements for masters programs in related fields.
  • Significant potential for continued growth within the role, contingent on exceeding expectations
  • Gain valuable experience working with a well-recognized and rapidly expanding organization
  • Work with a diverse group of community leaders both in the non-profit and for-profit sectors
  • Experience a fast-paced environment that is intellectually stimulating, professionally demanding, and personally rewarding, driven by the significance of our social mission

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