Promise Scholars Program at College of San Mateo - Overview
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Promise Scholars Program

Overview

Get Your Degree for Free!

The Promise Scholars Program provides you with a scholarship, counseling, support groups and many other great benefits to help you earn your degree in two years. Best of all, it basically makes your first two years of college FREE!

What You Get
  • Full tuition and fees waived for first and second years (some students may qualify for third-year funding)
  • Up to $750 toward textbooks
  • Dedicated personal counseling
  • Assistance with a Student Education Plan
  • Counseling support to complete an AA/AS or certificate in 2 years
  • $50/month gas card or food credit
Who Can Apply
  • Must be a first-time college student
  • Must be a degree or certificate-seeking student
  • Must be a California resident
How to Apply
  1. Apply to CSM  
  2. Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act application
  3. Apply for the Promise Scholars Program on WebSMART
  4. Enroll in a minimum of 12 units
  5. Attend Promise Scholars Program summer information session
What We Require of You
  • Maintain a full-time schedule (minimum 12 units in Fall, 12 units in Spring, summer sessions highly encouraged)
  • Attend regular meetings with assigned Promise Scholars Program counselor
  • Attend program-specific workshops related to academic, professional, and personal success
  • Complete Student Education Plan (SEP) and career assessments
  • Re-submit FAFSA or Dream Act Application in the Spring to stay eligible for the program the year(s) following

Contact Us


Year One Promise
csmpromise@smccd.edu


Tiffany Zammit
Director of High School Transition
and Dual Enrollment
(650) 574-6217

Allie Fasth
Year One Program Services Coordinator
(650) 574-6384

Priscilla Menjivar
Year One Promise Retention Specialist
(650) 574-6590
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Year One Promise Events


  • There are no upcoming Year One Promise events.