Our college graduates
go on to
change the world!
10,000 Degrees® is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California.
Our mission is to achieve educational equity and to support students from low-income backgrounds to and through college—and beyond—to realize their full potential and positively impact their communities and the world.
"Initially, college felt like something that wasn't for people like me, but 10,000 Degrees has made me feel like this is the place that I'm not only meant to be in but to thrive in."
"My experience with 10,000 Degrees can be best described in two words: Life changing."
"10,000 Degrees has been one of the only people who have supported my (community college) transfer journey."
"Thank you for believing in me and supporting me throughout my journey, even through the hard times. I wouldn’t have done it without all of you."
"My career path has been greatly helped by 10,000 Degrees and their mentorship program."
“Earning my Bachelor’s degree is something that no one can take away from me.”
"They continuously come through for me with academic, financial and personal guidance."
Our Student Success
and universities nationwide.
financial aid every year!
We award over
and help our students access over
of our students who start at a four-year college graduate with a degree within 6 years.
Our community college students transfer to and graduate from four-year colleges at
We provide our students with connections and resources for
We are grateful to our
one amazing community of supporters and partners!