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Applying to Heads Up

Heads Up students are enrolled through a closed application process. Students are nominated by teachers and principals at OUSD elementary schools. If you are the sibling of a Heads Up Alumni, please send an email to to inquire about applying to our program. If you are unsure if your school receives Heads Up applications, please reach out to your school administrator or 5th grade teachers.

Major Donations to Heads Up

Leadership Circle
(Individual Lifetime Donors, $25,000+)

David & Deborah Kirshman
Mr. Marc Furstein & Mrs. Samantha Furstein
Ms. Amy Orton & Mr. Eddie Orton
Mr. & Mrs. Leo Helzel
Mr. Charles Kallgren
Mr. & Mrs. George Argyris
Mr. Clement Glynn & Dr. Nancy Glynn

Community Circle
(Corporate Foundations, $10,000+)
The Fremont Group Foundation
Koret Foundation
McKesson Foundation
East Bay Community Foundation
The James Irvine Foundation
The Wells Fargo Foundation
Five Bridges Foundation
Transamerica Foundation
Morning Glory Family Foundation
Mary A. Crocker Trust
Y & H Soda Foundation
Quest Foundation
Kaiser Permanente
The Clorox Company Foundation
GATX Capital Corporation
PriceWaterhouseCoopers LLP
Ross Stores Foundation
McKesson Corporation
The Lowell Berry Foundation
S. H. Cowell Foundation
Walter & Elise Haas Fund

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