College Scholarship Program for High School Seniors

Since 2015, A Brighter Day has been promoting Mental Wellness with our Teen Talent Showcases throughout the Bay Area. We have touched the lives of more than 700 teens and 200 adults thus far and we hope to continue this rapid and exciting pace, Uniting Stress and Depression Resources with Teens through live music and talent show events, as well as our mental wellness blog and email newsletter.

The Charity began following the suicide of Jake Kallen in 2015, age 19 from Lafayette, CA, and a sophomore at the University of Montana. In his note to his parents, he wrote that he had been feeling “this way” for a long time, he would never had told his parents and he would never had asked for help. 

Thanks to our generous donors and friends, we are now able to offer College Scholarships to cover your textbooks for up to four years per student, a maximum of $500 per semester or $1000 per year. Each year we will invite you to reapply for a similar scholarship.


Share Your Story

Congratulations on taking the next step in your education journey!

Simply write an essay (minimum 500 words) on how you have dealt with stress or depression in your life.

We will be judging by the strength and depth of your essay and your financial need. Once we receive the essay, we will reach back out to you with a request for some financial information to make sure you have a financial need for assistance for purchasing your textbooks. It will be a simple request.

Please send your essay to [email protected]. It doesn’t matter if your choice is a four-year college or local community college. Make sure to apply before the deadline, May 31st of each year. Please include your phone number and mailing address.

The journey will be worth your time and we wish you lots of personal happiness and success.