3rd Base: College Promise & Scholarship

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All West Sacramento graduating seniors will be eligible for up to one year of fee free tuition at a Sacramento City College campus, and a points-based scholarship of up to $1,000 for college-related expenses.

College degrees bring better jobs, better opportunities, better incomes, and a better quality of life. West Sacramento students can access financial assistance through the Home Run initiative to help them attend and complete college.

Through points-based criteria based on participation in other Home Run bases, qualifying West Sacramento graduating seniors will be eligible for up to one year of fee-free tuition at any of the three Sacramento City College campuses, and a scholarship of up to a $1,000 awarded on a points system. This college financial assistance will reduce the financial burden of college for local students and increase college completion rates. The college scholarship will launch in fall of 2019.

College Promise

West Sacramento College PromiseStarting during the fall of 2017, every West Sacramento student graduating from high school and directly enrolling full-time in a program of study at one of the three Sacramento City College (SCC) campuses will be eligible for up to two semesters of free fees called the West Sacramento College Promise. The West Sacramento College Promise is comprised of two programs, up to one year of fee free community college for graduating seniors and a points-based scholarship of up to $1,000 that integrates a number of criteria to calculate the scholarship amount, including the number of digital badges earned by a learner. The integration of the points-based scholarship component of the West Sacramento College Promise will be launched at a later date.

Eligibility Requirements for up to one year of fee-free tuition at a local community college:

West Sacramento residency - Proof of residency will be established by a combination of utility bills showing West Sacramento residency and transcripts or other enrollment records from a high school of the Washington Unified School District;

  1. Students have been a West Sacramento resident for at least one year (same as the Board of Governor's (BOG) Fee Waiver) as demonstrated by one or more of the means identified above;
  2. Students must enroll within six months of graduating from high school;
  3. Completion of a Student Educational Plan showing a declared major (program of study) leading to a degree/certificate or transfer goal at a SCC;
  4. Full-time enrollment (12 or more units) at SCC (Disability Services and Programs for Students (DSPS) exemption may apply); and
  5. Completion of a FAFSA form.

To learn if you are eligible for the West Sacramento College Promise, go to Sacramento City College’s Website to complete an application.