Scholarships, textbook and transportation support, and individualized counseling – all designed to make your college experience amazing and affordable. Become a Promise Scholar!Apply to Promise Scholars Program
Dedicated resources to guarantee success
& Student Fees
San Mateo County Community College District's Promise Scholars Program (PSP) helps students earn certificates and associates degrees within three years by providing comprehensive financial, counseling, and academic supports. Students receive dedicated academic counseling, personalized career development, tutoring, enrollment fee waivers, textbook assistance, and transportation assistance to support their enrollment, completion, and transfer/career goals.
PSP also provides special class scheduling options such as blocked classes during convenient times and classes with other PSP students. As students approach graduation, they receive personalized assistance to help them transfer to a 4-year college or transition into the workforce. If you're thinking of attending Cañada College, College of San Mateo, or Skyline College, the Promise Scholars Program could be right for you!
Apply to Promise Scholars Program
All first time, full-time students are eligible to apply to the Promise Scholars Program at their home campus. Students must complete the campus college application for admissions, the Promise Scholars Program application, and the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or California Dream Act Application (CADAA).
Click on the campus below to follow the application steps and learn more about the selection timeline:
How you can support PSP
All three of the San Mateo County Community College District's colleges — Cañada College, College of San Mateo, and Skyline College — have committed to remove financial barriers that prevent students from achieving their educational goals and increasing college completion through the Promise Scholars Program.
While the Governor has signed AB19, the California Promise Program, it does not fully fund three years of college and all the wrap-around services that are included in the SMCCC District's Promise Scholars Program. The Program depends on the support of generous donors to provide the promise of higher education to all students attending the SMCCC District's colleges.
To support the Promise Scholars Program, click on the button below: