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Columbia College Promise 

The Columbia College Foundation is pleased to announce an exciting new scholarship opportunity for local high school seniors enrolling at Columbia College beginning in fall 2018.  This new program, the Columbia College Promise, will make it possible for every qualified local public high school graduate to attend Columbia College fulltime, tuition free, for their first academic year (up to 30 units) immediately after graduation.  The program will be a three year pilot, funded by gifts from individuals and community partners who care deeply about education for our local youth.  

Learn more here: Columbia Promise FAQ

Districts and Schools included:

  • Sonora Union High School District  (including Sonora High, Cassina High and Ted Byrd High)                            
  • Summerville Union High School District (including Summerville High, Connections Academy and Gold Rush Charter School)
  • Big Oak Flat – Groveland Unified Schools District  (including Tioga High and Don Pedro High)
  • Tuolumne County Superintendent of Schools Alternative Education
  • Bret Harte High School in Calaveras County (including Bret Harte High, John Vierra High and Vallecito High)
  • Mountain Oaks Charter School (limited to graduates who live in Tuolumne County or the Bret Harte High School District in Calaveras County).
  • GED graduates who meet the residence requirements and enroll in the fall immediately following graduation

Class of 2018: APPLY HERE  

For information: Email ColumbiaPromise@yosemite.edu or call 209-588-5055 or 209-588-5313.

Columbia College Promise News:

PRESS RELEASE: Columbia College Foundation receives $2 million endowment gift from local family

PRESS RELEASE: Columbia College Foundation plans Promise Scholarship opportunity

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