10,000 Degrees

10,000 Degrees is affiliated with and receives major funding from the Marin Community Foundation. The 10,000 Degrees Institute is our flagship program, and this year will commence our 16th anniversary. Over 800 students have completed the program and have either graduated from college or are currently in college. Alumni are in all fields, but many have chosen to work in education or community action as teachers, civil servants, Peace Corps volunteers and mentors. Some have gone on to graduate school, law school, and medical school. Our Mission is to achieve educational equity, and support students with need to access and complete higher education to positively impact their communities and the world.

There are many options available for Undocumented students to pay for and attend college. Students who qualify should apply for the California Dream Act. Below is a link to the 10,000 Degrees Scholarship list that do not require citizenship status for consideration, to find out more click our title. 

Chicana/Latina Foundation:

The Chicana/Latina Foundation (CLF) is a non-profit organization which promotes professional and leadership development of Latinas. The Foundation's mission is to empower Chicanas/Latinas through personal, educational, and professional advancement. Each year the Chicana Latina Foundation awards merit-based scholarships to Latina college students, valued at $1,500 dollars each. This year we are delighted to offer 31 scholarships.

Applications for 2015 Scholarships are now closed. Please visit us again at the beginning of 2016. The application deadline is always in March. 

College Track: 

College Track recruits students from underserved communities and works continuously with them from the summer before 9th grade through college graduation. Our 10-year program removes the barriers that prevent students from earning their college degree by providing them with comprehensive academic support, leadership training, financial and college advising, and scholarships. We teach our students the skills necessary to succeed in college and beyond.

2015 – 2016 DOOR Award



2015 – 2016 Bank Book Disbursement Policy



Educators For Fair Consideration (E4FC):

Our mission is to empower undocumented young people to achieve their academic and career goals and actively contribute to society. We believe that talented undocumented young people are vital to the long-term growth and prosperity of the United States, and that empowering them to achieve their academic and career goals and gain citizenship is essential to maximizing their contributions
2015 – 2016 List of Scholarships that Don’t Require Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Legal Permanent Residency:

Hispanic Scholarahip Fund:

Founded in 1975, the Hispanic Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Latino students, as well as related support services.  HSF seeks to give students all the tools they need to apply to college, do well in their course work, graduate, enter a profession, excel, help lead our nation going forward, and mentor the generations to come. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit organization supporting Hispanic American higher education, HSF has awarded over $430 million in scholarships and provides a range of ancillary programs for candidates, scholars, and their families.

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, legal permanent resident with a permanent resident card or valid passport stamped I-551 or be granted Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).