More than a scholarship, the Promise Scholars Program provides an engaged, supportive, and inclusive community — a home on campus.

All three of the San Mateo County Community College District's colleges — Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College — have committed to making college affordable for all students through the Promise Scholars Program.

Scholarship awardees receive a waiver for two years covering all enrollment fees for any gap left after applying their financial aid award. The Scholarship is unique in that it covers fees and transportation, books, and more, all of which are financial barriers that can prevent students from being able to pursue the dream of higher education. Students also have access to textbooks and instructional material, and receive support services to help ensure they can graduate on time to start their careers or go on to four-year institutions.

While the Governor has signed AB19, the California Promise Program, it does not fully fund two years of college and all the wrap-around services that are included in the the SMCCC District's Promise Scholars Program. The Program is dependent on the support of generous donors to provide the promise of higher education to all students attending the SMCCC District's colleges.

To support the Promise Scholars Program

Visit the Foundation's donation page. Under "Designation," you may choose "SMCCC District-wide scholarship" or "College of San Mateo Promise Scholarship Fund," or choose "other" and enter "Skyline College Promise Scholars" or "Cañada College Promise Scholars." You may also contact any of the Foundation's staff, and we'll help you with your donation.