College Students

College Success Program

If you are awarded a 10,000 Degrees scholarship, our support doesn’t end with a check! From day one to graduation day, scholarship recipients may receive one-to-one support from our trained Fellows, who provide connection to resources and ongoing mentorship both on and off campus during your entire college journey.

If you are the first in your family to go to college and have questions, or just need personalized support, our teams are here to guide you throughout your college experience so you can realize all of your academic goals.

Our Fellows provide office hours and support on campus at our partner schools or virtually for those attending schools outside the Bay Area or at a non-partner campus. Our campus teams also partner with existing student services (such as on-campus learning communities, academic counselors, and financial aid and transfer departments) to create a pipeline of support for students.

Community College Success

Our Fellows are strategically placed on six Bay Area community college campuses—City College of San Francisco, College of Marin, Santa Rosa Junior College, Napa Valley College, Contra Costa College, and Evergreen Valley College—to provide you with 1:1 and virtual office hours and support for succeeding in community college, or with the transfer process to a four-year institution. If you decide to transfer, 10,000 Degrees continues to support you until your graduation day.

College Partnership Program

As a 10,000 Degrees scholarship recipient, our Fellow can support you with:

  • Virtual and/or in-person check-ins
  • “Success Starts Here” day-long orientation for new students
  • A 6-part summer workshop series to help you feel prepared to start your first fall in college/university
  • School system navigation
  • Scholarship & financial aid navigation and management, including support with the 10,000 Degrees renewable scholarship, FAFSA, and CADAA 
  • Financial aid offer letter review 
  • Connections to partner programs and resources
Summer Success Program

The 10,000 Degrees Scholarship

If you want to go to college—but don’t believe you can afford it—we encourage you to apply to the 10,000 Degrees Scholarship. We have NO GPA requirement!

Career Success, Mentorships & Internships

All current 10,000 Degrees scholarship recipients and alumni can participate in our Career and Alumni Success program, which provides career mentorship, an informational newsletter, internship opportunities, networking events, and more.

Career and Alumni Success Program

Scholarships for Graduate Students

10,000 Degrees offers scholarships for graduate students studying law, medicine, nursing, journalism, pursuing a teaching credential, and more. Eligibility requirements vary.

Scholarships for Graduate Students

Student Stories​

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Student Resources

We’re committed to helping our students achieve their college dreams. Check out our online resource tools and resources.

Partner Colleges

Top Community College Partners

Berkeley City College
City College of San Francisco
College of Marin
Contra Costa College
De Anza College
Evergreen Valley College
Napa Valley College
San Jose City College
Santa Rosa Junior College
Skyline College

Top Four-Year College Partners

California State University, Sacramento
San Francisco State University
San Jose State University
Sonoma State University
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Davis
University of California, Merced
University of California, Santa Barbara
University of California, Santa Cruz
University of Utah

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