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Promise Scholarship

Apply for our Promise Scholarship which covers tuition, student fees, textbook and counseling support for the first year of college!

  Eligibility Requirements

  • Students who have recently graduated with their high school diploma
  • Students who have completed high school equivalency through the GED, HiSET, and TASC tests or Adult Ed
  • Students who plan to enroll full-time at Cañada College with a goal to earn a certificate, degree and or transfer.

  What It Covers

The Promise Scholarship will cover all student fees and textbook assistance for the first year that a student is enrolled (beginning in Fall semester and continuing through Spring semester and Summer session).

  • Enrollment Fees
  • Health Fee
  • Student Rep Fee
  • Student Body Fee
  • Textbook Support

  Recipient Responsibilities

Recipients of the Promise Scholarship must agree to:

  • Maintain full-time status at Cañada College
  • Maintain academic progress, a minimum of cumulative GPA of 2.0, and a completion rate of above 50%
  • Declare a major by the start of Spring 2019
  • Complete a comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP)

  How to get started

  • Apply to Cañada College

    Cañada Application
  • Apply for the Cañada Promise Scholars Program

    • Click the “Student” tab,
    • Scroll down and click on “District Promise Applications.” Click on the link, and select “Cañada College Promise Scholars Program”
    • Complete provided application
    • Submit application and expect an email to your my.smccd account for next steps
    Enter Websmart
  • Apply for FAFSA or DREAM Act

    Students need to apply for Federal Student Aid (18/19 FAFSA) OR the 18/19 California DREAM Act in order to be eligible for the Cañada College Promise Scholars Program.

  • Meet with the Promise Scholars Program Team to Finalize Your Spot!

    After submitting your application you will be notified via email about next steps. Please be sure to check your my.smccd email for important information regarding your application status. All students will be required to meet with the Cañada College Promise Team to finalize their placement in the program.

  • Student Testimonials

    • The Promise Program has not only helped me financially, but it also helped me meet lots of amazing peers and staff.
    • It has helped me a lot financially and academically. The program pushes me to do better in class and to stay on track. I also didn't have to worry much about extra fees.
    • They are helping me stay on track by keeping my SEP updated as well as help new financially by paying for my classes and books

      Need Assistance?

    Marisol Quevedo (Program Supervisor, Promise Scholars Program)

    More Financial Services:

    • CalWORKS
    • Provides support to students with families with child care, meal assistance and additional financial and academic support services

    • EOPS
    • Helps low-income and educationally disadvantaged students succeed with financial and academic support

    • Financial Aid Office
    • Federal financial aid, additional scholarships, Workshops to get started

    • SparkPoint
    • Free one-on-one financial coaching and education. Services include Cañada Cash, the Food Pantry, access to benefits and a free Legal Clinic.