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Named or Endowed Scholarships

When you create a named or endowed scholarship at College of Marin, you are giving the gift of education to talented and aspiring students who otherwise could not afford to pursue a college education.

As a named scholarship donor, you will receive an annual report on your scholarship fund and on the student recipients. You can create a named or endowed scholarship, for more information call  Linda Frank at the Advancement Office (415) 485-9528.

There are currently over 50 named scholarships that students may apply to. Click here for a complete list of all of the named scholarships.

Endowed Scholarships

Endowed scholarship funds start with a minimum gift of $30,000. The larger the gift, the greater the impact it will have on supporting student success. Endowed scholarships are invested in their entirety, and awards are made from interest earned.
The college earmarks five percent (based on a three-year rolling average) of the corpus value for scholarship awards. Any interest earned above five percent is reinvested into the principal allowing the corpus to grow over time.

Annual Named Scholarships

An annual named scholarship begins with a minimum gift of $1,000 (again the larger the gift the greater the impact). The gift is awarded in full as scholarships over specified period of time (typically one academic year). There are currently over 50 named scholarships that students may apply to. Click here for a complete list of all of the named scholarships.

Scholarships and Equal Opportunity Policy
As a community college that participates in federal financial aid programs, College of Marin is bound by certain policies and regulations to protect the college from risk and liability. California and federal laws stipulate that scholarships must be made available to all students on an equal basis. The Marin Community College District is committed by policy not to discriminate on the basis of, or the perception of, race, ethnic group identification, ancestry, color, religion, age, gender, national origin, sexual orientation, disability (mental or physical), marital status, medical condition (cancer, genetic characteristics, or pregnancy), and status as a veteran, in any of its educational and employment programs and activities, its policies, practices, and procedures.

Mission Statement: College of Marin's commitment to educational excellence is rooted in providing equitable opportunities and fostering success for all members of our diverse community by offering: preparation for transfer to four-year colleges and universities; associate degrees and certificates; career technical education; basic skills improvement; English as a second language; lifelong learning; and community and cultural enrichment. College of Marin responds to community needs by offering student-centered programs and services in a supportive, innovative learning environment that promotes social and environmental responsibility. (Approved at the April 11, 2015 Board Meeting)

College of Marin is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges, 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415) 506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at: College of Marin is one of 113 public community colleges in California and approximately 13,000 credit, noncredit, and community education students enroll annually.

College of Marin students seeking instruction-related disability accommodations should contact the Student Accessibility Services (SAS) Office, (415) 485-9406. Individuals seeking special assistance to accommodate a disability may call the Student Activities & Advocacy Office, (415) 485-9376.

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