10,000 Degrees - Scholarships For Low Income Students

$8.6 Million Awarded in Scholarships This Year!

10,000 Degrees provides scholarships to students with financial need and who exhibit a strong desire to go to college and accomplish their educational goals. Our scholarship recipients are often the first in their family to attend and graduate college! We award scholarships primarily to students in the regions we serve in the Bay Area, California.

No GPA Requirement!

Students who submit the 10,000 Degrees Scholarships application automatically apply to ALL available scholarships we currently administer, based on eligibility.

Support To and Through College—and Beyond!

Support for students awarded a 10,000 Degrees scholarship doesn’t end with a check! 10,000 Degrees scholarship recipients may receive support from our trained Fellows, who provide ongoing mentorship both on campus and off during the entire college journey. After graduation, our Career and Alumni Success Team provides career mentorship, guidance, internship opportunities, networking events, and more.
Scholarships for Low Income Students

10,000 Degrees Scholarship Application

Priority Deadline is March 2, 2024

Note: Your financial information from FAFSA or CADA applications will need to be submitted to finalize your 10,000 Degrees scholarship application. You will be able to save your application progress and submit at a later time.

Our Scholarships

10,000 Degrees Scholarships include many generous individuals and organizations who have established and continue to contribute to scholarship funds that help our students achieve their educational goals. View our Scholarship Partners.

We also proudly administer other scholarships from partner organizations. These scholarships may have different eligibility requirements but are included in our main scholarship application – no need to apply separately!

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.

Other Scholarships

Childcare Assistance Scholarships

10,000 Degrees proudly offers Child Care Assistance Scholarships for parents based in Marin County. The scholarship is renewable annually, provided the parent maintains satisfactory progress.

Outside Scholarships

View a list of outside scholarships not administered by 10,000 Degrees. Each of these scholarships have been awarded to at least one 10,000 Degrees student in recent years, so we encourage you to explore these outside opportunities.

Student Stories​

San Francisco County, Student Interview