Founded in Marin in 1981, 10,000 Degrees has expanded to seven additional Bay Area counties plus Utah, serving more than 16,000+ high school and college students each year. The Utah Jazz NBA basketball team partnered with 10,000 Degrees to help send underrepresented students in Utah to college, pledging to fund a four-year scholarship for a Utah university-bound student for each win in the 2020-21 and 2021-22 seasons. From 2020-2022, The Utah Jazz won 114 times and awarded 114 scholarships, each paired with 10,000 Degrees comprehensive support for four years!

The team partnered with us because of our deep scholarship expertise and our national, 40+ year reputation as a leading equity-focused college success nonprofit serving thousands of first-gen students from low-income backgrounds and BIPOC communities.

Established in


Scholarships in FY23

Awarded to
$ 0.1 M
College Students

Partner Schools


Brigham Young University
Southern Utah University
Weber State University
University of Utah
Utah State University
Utah Valley University

Your gift to 10,000 Degrees will allow us to help more students from low-income backgrounds achieve their college and career dreams.

What our partners, students, alumni, and staff have to say about 10,000 Degrees

Utah Stories

Utah Leadership Team

Traci Lanier – Vice President

Traci Lanier

Vice President
Jin Choi - Director, Scholarship Programs

Jin Choi

Darlene Hoglund

Program Manager, Utah Jazz

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