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Child Care Assistance Scholarships

10,000 Degrees provides child care scholarships up to $9,000 per child for parents who are enrolled in college. The scholarship pays for a portion of a child’s day care while the parent is enrolled in college. The scholarship is renewable annually provided that the parent maintains satisfactory progress.


  • Marin County residency
  • The parent must be attending an accredited or state-approved school and enrolled in a minimum of 6 units
  • The parent must be working towards their first bachelor’s degree, associate’s degree, license or certificate
  • Children must be under the age of 11 and attending a licensed child care facility
  • Demonstrate financial need


Application requirements:

All applicants must submit a completed application.  Notifications will be made to students in September.

In Addition students are to submit:

  • Transcripts representing all undergraduate coursework if applicable.  (Unofficial is acceptable)
  • Financial aid award letter from current school (if applicable)
  • 2014 or 2015 Federal Tax Return
  • Current semester class schedule
  • Provider Verification form completed by the child care provider (FY17 provider verification form)
  • Assistance is available for Summer, you must be enrolled in at least 6 units. Please submit a Summer provider verification form. (FY17 SUMMER provider verification form)
  • A copy of your child care provider’s IRS Form W-9 (ask your provider)
  • A copy of child care provider’s license (ask your provider)

Please click the link below to apply.

10,000 Degrees Childcare Scholarship Application