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Scholarships and Tuition Grants

If you are 55 years of age or better and would like to take a Community Education class, then you might be eligible for a scholarship or tuition grant. College of Marin now offers two options to help pay for your registration fee.

The Haddie Emeritus College Scholarship Fund has been made possible through the generosity of an anonymous donor. The Fund is intended to provide financial support allowing a greater number of older adults to partake in Community Education and Emeritus classes.

Haddie Emeritus College Scholarship Fund Eligibility Criteria

Age: Scholarship recipients must be at least 55 years of age.

Eligible courses: Only Community Education classes are eligible.

Financial Need: You must be able to demonstrate financial limitation. Please complete the attached Haddie Emeritus College Scholarship Fund Application. All information shared on the form will be kept confidential. College of Marin reserves the right to review any financial records.

ESCOM Tuition Grant Eligibility Criteria

ESCOM is a unique concept in continuing education designed to serve the needs of men and women who are in, or preparing for, retirement. It is dedicated to the principle of lifelong learning, seeking continued personal growth through the creative use of leisure time in a stimulating intellectual and socially congenial environment.

College of Marin and ESCOM have collaborated to offer tuition grants for students 55 years of age, or better, who may find it difficult to cover the entire cost of enrolling in the College of Marin class of their choice.

Age: Grant recipients must be at least 55 years of age.

Eligible courses: Only Community Education classes are eligible.

Financial Need: You must be able to demonstrate financial limitation. Please complete the attached Tuition Grant Application. All information shared on the form will be kept confidential. The COM Foundation reserves the right to review any financial records.

One class per student per quarter: No more than four grants per year will be awarded any individual, including one for fall 1 or 2 and one each for winter, spring, and summer quarters. Grants are quarter specific and are not transferable between quarters.

Available funds: There are limited funds for partial grants which will be uniformly allocated among all eligible applicants.

Only course fees are covered: Materials fees are NOT covered by grant funds and must be paid for by the student at the time of registration.

Application Procedures

  • Register First
    You are not eligible for a Scholarship or Tuition Grant unless you have registered and paid for a class. Vouchers are no longer available. Please see registration information in the class schedule or at www.marin.edu/CommunityEducation.
  • Submit the Emeritus College Scholarship or Tuition Grant Application
    Completed grant application forms must be received in the Emeritus Center by the deadline shown at the top of the application form.
  • Scholarship and Tuition Grant Funds Disbursed
    The ESCOM scholarships and grants committee meets following the deadline. You will be contacted regarding the committee’s decision. The dollar amount representing your scholarship or tuition grant award will be credited to your College of Marin account during the 3rd or 4th week of the quarter.

Download Forms

Haddie Emeritus Scholarship form

Click here to download tuition grant application form.

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Community Education web page
Technical Contact: Cheryl Lynn Carlson, Program Specialist, Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education, 415.485.9311
Content Responsible: Dr. Jason Lau
, Director, Community Education, Lifelong Learning and International Education, 415.485.9316