The 10,000 Degrees Institute
is a college success program that focuses on supporting seniors from low income backgrounds to matriculate to and through college. We firmly believe in supporting students in reaching their full potential regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, documentation status, or socioeconomic background. We do not have a GPA requirement
Students begin their participation in the program
through a two day, one night Summer Intensive experience at a local college
campus. Students gain exposure to the college
process through a series of workshops
and cohort bonding
activities. Students will experience life as a college student,
live with a roommate, and be empowered with the resources
to explore, choose, and pay for college.
This year’s 10,000 Degrees
Summer Intensive will be held in seven separate
overnight sessions from July 22 – August 2.
After the Summer Intensive, students
are paired with a 10,000 Degrees Fellow who will work with them in achieving the necessary steps for the college process.
Students are expected
to attend weekly meetings where they focus on matriculation steps such as completing college
applications and financial aid.
Once students begin their college careers,
they will continue
to be part of the 10,000 Degrees program until they successfully graduate.
To be eligible, you need to:
- Be a current junior who will be a senior in fall 2019
- Demonstrate financial need
- Live in and/or attend a high school in Marin County
- Live in and/or attend
one of the following high schools in Sonoma County:
Sonoma Valley, Hanna Boys Center, Casa Grande, Petaluma, Piner, Elsie Allen,
- Are not enrolled
in other College