Scholarships

Renaissance is committed to making our classes and resources affordable to everyone who is dedicated and ready to start or grow a business. Our classes are low-cost or free thanks to the generous support of our funders.

We offer financial assistance through scholarships that range from 10-50% off of the tuition, based on your income and your county of residence.

To apply for a scholarship you will need:

  1. *Proof of household income
  2. Income verification form

*Proof of household income can be one of the following

  • A copy of previous year’s tax return;
  • A recent pay stub (within the last three months) or
  • Documentation of government assistance, such as unemployment benefits, social security, or Medi-Cal.

All information will be kept confidential.

Apply

Email documentation to one of the following Program Coordinators to start your application.

Eligibility

Scholarship levels are based on guidelines set by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development. If your income falls into one of the categories below, you will be eligible for a scholarship. Income ranges refer to total household income—your income combined with anyone you share expenses with.

For Alameda and Contra Costa County residents:

Number of People
in Household
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Range A
0-21,950

0-25,050

0-26,350

0-29,250

0-31,600

0- 33,950

0- 36,730

0- 40,890
Income Range B 21,951-
36,550
23,401-
39,000
26,351-
43,900
29,251-
48,750
31,601-
52,650
33,951-
56,550
36,731-
60,450
40,891-
64,350
Income Range C 36,551-
56,300
39,001-
60,150
43,901-
67,650
48,751-
75,150
52,651-
81,200
56,551-
87,200
60,451-
93,200
64,351-
99,200

For Marin, San Francisco and San Mateo County residents:

Number of People
in Household
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Range A
0- 25,850

0- 29,550

0- 33,250

0- 36,900

0- 39,900

0- 39,900

0- 45,800

0- 48,750

Income Range B 25,851-
43,050
29,551-
49,200
33,251-
55,350
36,901-
61,500
39,901-
66,450
42,851-
71,350
45,801-
76,300
48,751-
81,200
Income Range C 43,051- 68,950
49,201-78,800
55,351-88,650
61,501- 98,500
66,451- 106,400
71,351- 114,300
76,301- 122,150
81,201-130,050

For Santa Clara County residents:

Number of People
in Household
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Range A
0-23,450

0-26,800

0-30,150

0- 33,500

0- 36,200

0-38,900

0- 41,550

0- 44,250

Income Range B 23,451-
39,100
26,801-
44,650
30,151-
50,250
33,501-
55,800
36,201-
60,300
38,901-
64,750
41,551-
69,200
44,251-
73,700
Income Range C 39,101-
59,400
44,651-
67,900
50,251-
76,400
55,801-
84,900
60,301-
91,650
64,751-
98,450
69,201-
105,250
73,701-
112,050

For Solano and Sonoma County residents:

Number of People
in Household
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
Income Range A
0-17,400

0-19,850

0- 22,350

0- 24,800

0- 28,410

0- 32,570

0- 36,730

0- 40,890

Income Range B 17,401-
28,950
19,851-
33,050
22,351-
37,200
24,801-
41,300
28,411-
44,650
32,571-
47,950
36,731-
51,250
40,891-
54,550
Income Range C 28,951-
45,500
33,051-
52,000
37,201-
58,500
41,301-
65,000
44,651-
70,200
47,951-
75,400
51,251-
80,600
54,551-
85,800

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