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10,000 Degrees is the leading, equity-focused scholarship provider and college success nonprofit in California.

Support To and Through College – How We Do It

We believe in the potential of all students: No GPA or test score requirement to participate.

An innovative Fellowship program: Our Fellows are recent college graduates and mostly 10,000 Degrees alumni who share lived experiences and backgrounds with our students.

Strong community college pathway: Broad support for students aiming to graduate from a community college or transfer to a four-year institution.

Comprehensive support to and through college: We provide wraparound support; college pathways awareness & preparation; college & financial aid advising and navigation; scholarships & financial aid management; college success support; community college transfer support; career & graduate school readiness; and alumni success.

10,000 Degrees proudly provides scholarships to students with significant financial need who exhibit a strong desire to go to college and accomplish their educational goals. The majority of the scholarships we administer are available to students from the Bay Area regions we serve: Marin, Sonoma, San Francisco, Contra Costa, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Napa, and Lake counties.