Last December, Skyline College was presented with a generous donation of $50,000 to the Promise Scholars Program to support students interested in vocational training.

The Promise Scholars Program is part of the students first priority for both Skyline College and the San Mateo County Community College District. The program helps students achieve their dreams by removing financial barriers to achieving higher education and providing support services.

Having initiated the Promise Scholars Program over two years ago, Skyline College has already seen a significant boost in first-year completion rates.

The San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation is partnering with Skyline College and the District to raise funds for this important program. High school graduates and students who recently completed their GED/HSE and who enroll full-time to earn a certificate or a degree are eligible to apply for this exceptional program. $1,200 can send a student to college for the year and the goal is to provide 500 Promise scholarships next year!

Skyline College and the San Mateo County Community Colleges Foundation wish to thank all the generous donors who have supported Skyline College’s Promise Scholarship.

For more information visit the SMCCC Foundation’s new website at and click on the “What to Support” or “Ways to Give” sections.

To make a donation visit the Foundation’s donation page ( or contact Tykia Warden, Interim Executive Director, at 650.574.6566.

Article by Dafna Kapshud


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