Siskiyou Promise

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What is the Siskiyou Promise

The College of the Siskiyous Promise is designed to remove the economic barriers to education.  The "Promise" is graduating seniors from Siskiyou and Modoc County high schools (who are also California residents) will have their enrollment fees ($46/unit cost of classes, health fee, student rep fee, and student center fees) fully funded during their first year (consecutive fall and spring semesters) of attendance at College of the Siskiyous, crediting any applicable financial assistance.  Promise students will also receive a book voucher for use in the Campus Bookstore during the fall ($200) and spring ($200) semesters.  Promise students must enroll as a full-time student (12 or more units) to be eligible for funding.

Who is it for?

  • First Year - The Siskiyou Promise "First Year" Scholarship is offered to every Siskiyou and Modoc County high school graduate (and resident) who enrolls at COS the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation as a full-time student.  (Next eligible to apply is Class of 2017)
  • Second Year - The Siskiyou Promise "Second Year" Scholarship is offered to Promise students who intend to register for a second year (fall and spring) at College of the Siskiyous as a full-time student.  Promise students must be in good standing, apply to College of the Siskiyous for the next academic term, and have a comprehensive education plan on file in the Student Services Office.

Why?

The Siskiyou Promise Scholarship is intended to be a “middle dollar” scholarship used to cover tuition and other mandatory fees not covered by federal or state grant sources. The Siskiyou Promise Scholarship helps address these issues by offering a two-year scholarship so that students can focus on their education – rather than their finances.  Being able to focus on their studies full-time has been shown to significantly benefit a students ability to succeed in college.

first year Eligibility requirements

To qualify for an initial Siskiyou Promise scholarship, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a Siskiyou or Modoc County resident who will graduate from a Siskiyou County or Modoc County high school in June 2017.
  • Apply to College of the Siskiyous via CCCApply.
  • Complete the 2017/2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA – www.fafsa.ed.gov or a 2017/2018 Dream Act Application (AB540 students) and add school code – 001187 (College of the Siskiyous).
  • Fill out and submit Siskiyou Promise application.
  • Complete College of the Siskiyous Orientation, Advising, and Registration Process (SOAR)
  • Enroll at College of the Siskiyous as a full-time student (12 or more units) for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.  For students with disability accommodation needs, please call (530) 938-5374.

First year students - Apply today for Siskiyou Promise Scholarship

Step Deadline
Apply to College of the Siskiyous  via CCCApply August 1, 2017
Fill out your Siskiyou Promise Application
Print and Mail to: Office of Student Services, College of the Siskiyous
800 College Avenue, Weed, CA  96094
March 1, 2017 -
August 1, 2017
Apply for FAFSA or the Dream Act – priority deadline is March 2, 2017 August 12, 2017
Complete the College of the Siskiyous "Siskiyous, Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR)" session May 1, 2017 –
August 12, 2017
Register for your classes May 1, 2017 –
August 12, 2017

Second Year eligibility requirements

To be considered for a Second Year Continuation Promise Scholarship:

  • Be a COS student in good standing - minimum 2.0 grade point average for the first year at COS.
  • Complete the 2017/2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA – www.fafsa.ed.gov) or a 2017/2018 Dream Act Application (AB540 students) and add school code – 001187 (College of the Siskiyous).
  • Declare a major and have a comprehensive education plan on file.
  • Meet with a College of the Siskiyous counselor minimum once each semester (mandatory progress check).

How it's funded

The Siskiyou Promise Scholarship Program is funded by a variety of funding sources including the College of the Siskiyous Foundation and State categorical programs.

Quality education depends on fiscal stability, well-maintained facilities and equipment, up-to-date technology, and a faculty and staff that are current with new and innovative advances in their fields. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to assist the Board of Trustees and College staff to maintain its standard of excellence.

Support for the Foundation can be in the form of cash, commitments, life insurance, wills, or transfer of investments and real property. Other giving arrangements include bequests (wills), trust funds, and endowments, which are invested for long-term growth and ongoing income to help our students reach their educational goals. All gifts to the COS Foundation are tax deductible, and subject to current tax accounting limitations. Prospective donors are encouraged to consult a qualified tax consultant for more detailed information. Contributions of any size are enthusiastically welcomed and greatly appreciated - and supporting the COS Foundation is a great way to invest in the future of our students. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Foundation.

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