Scholarship Sonoma County
The application process is now closed. Deadline for all applicants was March 2, 2013.
Your scholarship essay will be read by a panel of readers who will score your paper based on how well you address each element of the prompt, using specific evidence and examples of support. To learn more, read our Essay Writing Tips.
Download your Letter of Recommendation form, to be mailed or hand delivered by 5:00pm on March 2, 2013.
A Partnership Built For Success
Community Foundation Sonoma County is investing in the promise of Sonoma County by launching a venture in partnership with 10,000 Degrees. Scholarship Sonoma County will provide financial aid advising and advocacy, mentorship and scholarship funding. This combination of resources will empower participating students to get to and through post-secondary school.
Scholarship Sonoma County believes that all Sonoma County high school students deserve the opportunity to pursue education after high school to fulfill their dreams. A college graduate earns 1.8 times more than a high school graduate, worth more than $1 million over a lifetime. College graduates have better health, live longer and are more likely to contribute to our community than students who never attend college.
10,000 Degrees delivers a 14-year model aimed at low-income youth that combines renewable scholarships and financial aid management with an intensive evidence-based curriculum of coaching and support that doesn't just get students into college -- it gets them through it. 84% of our students graduate with a baccalaureate degree, as compared to the national average of 54%; 24% for low-income students. Find out more about 10,000 Degrees by visiting the website: www.10000degrees.org.
There are many ways to get involved with Scholarship Sonoma County.
For more information, please contact Lisa Carreno at 707.303.9612.
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