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


Waived Tuition
& Student Fees


Textbook Support


Priority Enrollment


Academic Support


Specialized Events
& Workshops

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!
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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: