10,000 Degrees Childcare Application for 2023 - 2024 School Year

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Welcome to the 10,000 Degrees Childcare Scholarship application.


10,000 Degrees provides scholarships to individuals with significant financial need who exhibit a strong desire to go to college, and who have the perseverance necessary to graduate from college and accomplish their educational goals.  

10,000 Degrees proudly provides the Child Care Assistance Scholarship for parents that reside in Marin County. The scholarship pays for a portion of a child's day care while the parent is enrolled in college. The Child Care Assistance Scholarship is available for the months of September through May. The scholarship is renewable annually, provided the parent maintains satisfactory progress. 

In addition to this application students must submit: 
  • Transcripts representing all undergraduate coursework (Unofficial is acceptable).
  • FAFSA Submission Summary
  • Provider Verification form completed by the child care provider (available on our website www.10000degrees.org/childcare-scholarship).
  • Child Care Provider Guidelines signed by you and the child care provider (available on our website www.10000degrees.org/childcare-scholarship).
  • Your child care provider’s IRS Form W-9.  It must be signed!
  • A copy of child care provider’s license (ask your provider).

If eligible, you are required to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before applying for any 10,000 Degrees scholarships.  The FAFSA is found at www.fafsa.ed.gov.  

If you are not eligible to file the FAFSA, you must fill out the California Dream Act Application if eligible.  The California Dream Act Application is available online at www.caldreamact.org  

Please contact 10,000 Degrees with any questions.
Contact Info:
Stephanie Hamilton at (415) 451-4004 or shamilton@10000degrees.org.
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Note: Required questions are marked with a red asterisk.
Contact Information

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If applicable, please put an Apartment/Unit Number in the Street Address below.

Demographic Information

Demographic information is used for internal reporting and special scholarship eligibility.

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Please answer "Yes" if your parents attended college but have not attained a Bachelor's degree or higher in the United States.


High School Students
High School Information

Enrollment Expectations

"Undecided" is ok!

"Undecided" is ok!
10,000 Degrees Connection

College Student Information

Non-High School Students

College Students
College Enrollment

College Academic Information

If you need to attach multiple documents (e.g. you have multiple college transcripts and you can't combine into one document, please email them to scholarships@10000degrees.org.

Major Information

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It's ok to say "unknown"
Degree Information

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Financial Information


In order to complete your application, you must submit the Student Aid Report (SAR or CAL SAR) which you receive after filling out either the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the California Dream Act Application (CADAA). Please note: if you do not attach the SAR form, you will be disqualified from receiving a scholarship unless there are specific circumstances preventing you from doing so. 

The FAFSA is available at https://studentaid.gov/h/apply-for-aid/fafsa
The CADAA is available at https://dream.csac.ca.gov

No FAFSA Submission Summary, upload Tax Form

Please upload a copy of your 1040 from your 2019 or 2020 tax return in place of your FAFSA Submission Summary below.


CAL SAR Example


To answer the following questions, please refer to your student aid report or tax return. 


Childcare Provider Questions

Please provide information about your children who will receive childcare. If you want to add information about more than one child, please click Add another response at the bottom.
Child Information


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