Give to Los Rios Promise
What is the Los Rios Promise?
The Los Rios Promise guarantees that the first two years at a Los Rios college will be tuition fee-free for full-time students who successfully complete the requirements of the program.
The goal is to encourage students to attend college full-time, so that they can successfully complete their degree programs in a shorter timeframe and enter the workforce ready to succeed.
For more information on the Los Rios Promise, visit promise.losrios.edu.
Benefits for Students
Research shows that students who go to college full-time complete their requirements more quickly, which allows them to:
- Maximize eligible financial aid
- Reduce overall time to degree completion
- More quickly transfer to a four-year university
- Join the workforce sooner
But tuition fees are only one part of the cost to attend college. Most community college students have the same living expenses (housing, books, transportation, and so on) as students who attend four-year universities, but less access to financial aid. On top of that, many students who enroll full-time must reduce their hours of employment to meet the demands of attending college, which also reduces their ability to pay for living expenses.
Sheku, the SCC Student Body Vice President, is one such student. Learn how the Los Rios Promise helped him to keep his promise to his family.
How You Can Help
We invite you to make a difference in the lives of Los Rios students through your gift to the Los Rios Promise Scholarship, which supports Promise-eligible students at any Los Rios campus or center. The $500 scholarship is targeted to those students who have the largest unmet financial need, and provides flexible support that can be used on essentials, such as textbooks, transportation, food, housing, mandatory student fees, lab equipment, supplies, and childcare.
Your vital investment will make it possible for students to attend full-time and shorten the time it takes for them to complete their degrees.
Your gift will help support students forever! 10% of all gifts to the Los Rios Promise Scholarship go into an endowment, which will provide scholarship support to our students in perpetuity.
Los Rios Promise to Career
The Los Rios Promise to Career Scholarship provides support to students in our career education programs to help remove barriers to success. This year, we are focusing on the 15 health and safety programs that have remained on ground because they have been deemed essential to combating the pandemic. Examples of these programs include:
- Advanced Imaging
- Fire Academy
- Occupational Therapy Assistant
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Respiratory Care
In May 2021, 200 students will graduate and be ready to go out and get to work. However, they have one last hurdle before they can do so: completing their testing and licensing so they are certified to work in their chosen field. These fees typically run $500 or more. For many of our students – who have already experienced the dire economic effects created by the pandemic – these costs are an extra barrier.
The Promise to Career fund will provide "finish line" scholarships to help them with the costs of testing and licensing so they can obtain their credentials and get to work. You can make a difference in these students' lives through your gift!