10,000 Degrees Institute Application

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YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE STARTS THIS SUMMER!

INCLUDES:
*FREE* year-round support starting in the second semester of your junior year and continuing through college, including help with college applications, financial aid, and scholarships.

The 10,000 Degrees Summer Intensive: a *FREE* overnight stay at a Bay Area college campus where students will attend fun, informative workshops and make new friends through interactive group activities.

NO GPA REQUIREMENT TO APPLY

DON’T WAIT! APPLY NOW!
  • Students must demonstrate financial need
  • Open to current high school juniors in Marin County
  • Open to current high school juniors in Sonoma County at the following schools: Sonoma Valley, Archbishop Hanna, Creekside, Casa Grande, Petaluma, Piner, Elsie Allen, and Healdsburg

What is 10,000 Degrees?

10,000 Degrees is a leading college support nonprofit in California that helps students from low-income backgrounds earn college degrees. We firmly believe in supporting students in reaching their full potential regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, documentation status, or socioeconomic background: 10000degrees.org.

Who is eligible for 10,000 Degrees?

Students must be current high school juniors who will be seniors next fall. Students must either live in or attend high school in Marin County. If a student lives in Sonoma County, they must attend one of the following high schools: Sonoma Valley, Archbishop Hanna, Creekside, Casa Grande, Petaluma, Piner, Elsie Allen, or Healdsburg. Students must also demonstrate financial need.

How much does it cost to sign up for 10,000 Degrees?

Nothing! Summer Intensive and 10,000 Degrees support are both completely *FREE*!

Is there a GPA requirement to apply?

No.

How do students “demonstrate financial need?”

Students (with the help of their parents) must demonstrate financial need by completing and submitting Part IV of this application.

Can students participate in other “college access” programs at the same time?

If a student is currently enrolled in another college access program, that student will not be eligible for the 10,000 Degrees Institute.

When is the due date for the application?

The 10,000 Degrees application is due February 15 - there are no exceptions.

Do students need to complete the entire application?

Yes. Incomplete applications will not be accepted - there are no exceptions.

What is the 10,000 Degrees Summer Intensive?

The 10,000 Degrees Summer Intensive is a *FREE* stay on a local college campus where high school students get to explore what life is like for a college student through a series of workshops and cohort bonding activities.

When is this year’s Summer Intensive?

The year’s Summer Intensive will take place between July 13th and July 27th.

What happens after the Summer Intensive?

Students receive *FREE* year-round individualized support during senior year, continuing through college graduation. This includes help with college applications, financial aid, and scholarships. Students are expected to attend weekly meeting where they focus on matriculation steps.
Early Decision Deadline: Friday, December 13, 2019
Application Deadline: Saturday, February 15, 2020

What is 10,000 Degrees?

10,000 Degrees is a leading college success nonprofit in California committed to helping students from low-income backgrounds get to and through college.

Our services do not have a GPA requirement and are free of charge to the students and families we serve.

We have an unwavering belief in all students’ potential to succeed no matter their GPA, race, gender, sexual orientation, documentation status or socioeconomic status.

Eligibility Requirements

Students must be current high school juniors who will be seniors next fall.

Students must demonstrate financial need.

Students must attend a high school in Marin County, OR 
Students must attend any of the following Sonoma County schools:
  • Sonoma Valley High School
  • Archbishop Hanna High School
  • Casa Grande High School
  • Petaluma High School
  • Piner High School
  • Elsie Allen High School
  • Healdsburg High School
  • Creekside High School

What is the Summer Intensive?

Students begin their participation in the program through a Summer Intensive experience at a local college campus. Students will gain exposure to the college matriculation process through a series of workshops and cohort bonding activities.

What happens after the Summer Intensive?

After the Summer Intensive, students receive support during senior year and continuing through college graduation. This includes help with college applications, financial aid, and scholarships. We expect our students to attend weekly meetings to work on matriculation steps.

Part I - Personal Information

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Thank you for your interest in the 10,000 Degrees Institute!
To be eligible for this program, you must be graduating from a Marin County high school or certain Sonoma County high schools. We will review your application and let you know whether 10,000 Degrees works with students at your school.

Thank you for your interest in the 10,000 Degrees Institute!
To be eligible for this program, students must currently be juniors in high school. Please visit the 10,000 Degrees website in your junior year to apply. Reach out if you have any questions.

If you are a graduating senior, you might be eligible to apply to our 10,000 Degrees Undergraduate Scholarship.






Demographics

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Please answer "Yes" even if your parents obtained a postsecondary degree in a different country.


Part II - Dependency Questions (To be completed by the student)




Part III - Parent/Guardian Information

(To be completed by the parent/guardian(s) with whom the applicant lives with the majority of the time)

Inputting Information for Divorced/Separated Parents and Guardians
In the section below, please input information for one biological parent and stepparent (if parent is remarried).

Parent/Guardian 1






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I hereby give the applicant permission to participate in the 10,000 Degrees Institute as the parent or guardian of this student:

Please type your full name.

You may type the date or use the calendar.

Part IV - Financial Information
(To be completed by both student and parent/guardian)


Parent/Guardian(s) Financial Information
For parents’ financial information, please use your 2018 tax return (1040). If you did not file taxes for 2018, please follow instructions. You may also use your W-2 form or most recent pay stub. This information is strictly confidential and for our use only. If you need assistance completing this section, please call us at (415) 451-4015.
For these questions, please round to the nearest dollar.

If you filed taxes for 2018, refer to form 1040: Line 7. If you did not file taxes for 2018, enter your estimated total wages earned from work in 2018.

If you filed for taxes for 2018, refer to form 1040: Line 15. If you did not file for taxes in 2018, enter 0.

Include current amounts in cash, checking, savings, real estate besides your primary residence, net worth of stocks and bonds, trust funds, and mutual funds. This amount cannot be negative.
Información Financiera de los Padres
Para esta sección, pueden usar su declaración de impuestos del 2018 (1040). Si no se hace impuestos, siga las instrucciones. También puede usar la forma W-2 o su mas recien talón de cheque. Esta información es confidencial. Si necesita ayuda en completar esta sección, favor de llamarnos a (707) 328-4041.
Para estas preguntas, por favor no incluya centavos.

Si hizo impuestos en 2018 consulte la forma de impuestos 1040: Línea 7. Si usted no hace impuestos, ponga el ingreso ganado en el año 2018.

Si hizo impuestos para el 2018 consulte la forma de impuestos 1040: Línea 15. Si usted no hace impuestos, ponga 0.

Cantidad de dinero en efectivo, mas la cantidad de dinero en cuentas de cheques y cuentas de ahorros. Incluya valor de propiedades de bienes raíces (no incluya su casa principal), fondos de inversiones, etc. Este número no puede ser negativo.


Student's Financial Information

Please do not include cents.

Part V - Essays

All essays should be written by the student. Each essay must include a minimum of 250 words to be considered. Please try your best!

Please write at least 250 words.

Please write at least 250 words.

Certification

I certify that the information in this application is true and accurate. I understand that my application may be denied or withdrawn if it is not submitted by the deadline, is incomplete, or if any information reported on this application is found to be intentionally misleading, inaccurate, or fradulent. The essays consist of my original thoughts and ideas and are not plagiarized in any way.


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