YOUR COLLEGE EXPERIENCE STARTS THIS SUMMER!
*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
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?
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.