Donors fund scholarships and programs that ensure the District provides a quality education to all of its students. Many of the District’s students are low-income and almost half are the first in their family to go on to higher education. Your generosity helps provide support for scholarships and programs.
We raise money from generous donors to provide scholarships for San Mateo County Community College District students in need. Thanks to our supporters, these students, many of whom come from low-income backgrounds, are able to realize their dreams of higher education and a good career. To create a scholarship, download one of our forms: Named Scholarship (minimum $1,500 per year over three years)| Endowed Scholarship (minimum of $20,000).
Our donors help fund the programs that ensure the District’s academic breadth, quality, and innovation in order to provide students the best tools for success. Programs include math and writing tutelage, a textbook rental program making books affordable, academic programs, and other innovative initiatives such as a club to recruit women to Skyline College's Automotive Technology Program and support them throughout the program.
More than a scholarship, the Promise Scholars Program covers student fees, transportation, and textbooks, and provides crucial support and counseling services. The program removes barriers that prevent many students from pursuing the dream of higher education. Read more about the Promise Scholars Program or donate to support promise scholars.
There are many ways of giving to help students in need realize their dreams. Learn how you can support the Foundation's work in providing scholarships for low-income students and funding for programs crucial to student success.
Donating is…my way of paying it forward. I’m a firm believer in giving to others and being a donor is one of the ways I choose to give back.
— Danielle Powell (Professor of Communication Studies, Skyline College)