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Scholarships For Low Income Students in California

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.

Emma N.

"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."
Scholarships in California

Oscar V.C.

"My experience with 10,000 Degrees can be best described in two words: Life changing."

Scholarships for Undocumented Students in California

Emily G.

"10,000 Degrees has been one of the only people who have supported my (community college) transfer journey."

Non-profit scholarships in California

Ryan Y.

"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."

Kristopher M.

"My career path has been greatly helped by 10,000 Degrees and their mentorship program."

Yesenia J.

“Earning my Bachelor’s degree is something that no one can take away from me.”

Scholarships for College Students

Rakia W.

"They continuously come through for me with academic, financial and personal guidance."

Financial Aid for Low-Income Students in California

Our Student Success

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In Northern California
and Utah!
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And hundreds of colleges
and universities nationwide.
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financial aid every year!

$42M

We award over

in scholarships

FREE

and help our students access over

$8M

in

80% of students
80%+

of our students who start at a four-year college graduate with a degree within 6 years.

3x national average
3x
the national average

Our community college students transfer to and graduate from four-year colleges at

we don't stop
And we don't stop there!
College Specialists
Internships
Professional Networking
Career Resources
Career Mentors
Events
career success
career success.

We provide our students with connections and resources for

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And this is all thanks to an
of supporters
Amazing Community

Thank you!

We are grateful to our
one amazing community of supporters and partners!

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