Giving Tuesday – SCC Scholarship Endowment

Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. Celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving,  #GivingTuesday kicks off the charitable season when many focus on their holiday and end-of-year giving.

One of the best ways to get involved is to support a cause in your own community.

Our Passion – Helping Students Achieve Their College Dreams:

At the SCC Educational Foundation, we’re passionate about supporting our students most in need. So we’re excited to tell you about our 2017 Giving Tuesday campaign to help establish a Scholarship Endowment Fund.

Educating students from our communities can truly make an impact locally. Seven out of every ten students at Solano Community College receive some form of financial aid. But most need additional assistance for the things many of us take for granted, such as transportation, personal computers, and paper and ink for printing college assignments. Despite these obstacles, these students taking the initiative and working hard to improve their future. Funding a scholarship is a meaningful way to provide a helping hand up and make a lasting impact, but we need your help!

The SCC Educational Foundation is setting up a permanent scholarship endowment fund. This past year this past year, nearly $25,000 has been donated. The goal is to double this amount by the end of this year, and continue to grow the endowment each year so a permanent source of funding is provided to assist students.

Leave a Legacy – Honor an Important Person in Your Life While Helping a Student

For those considering larger investments, consider creating a new scholarship named after you, a company, or a person you’d like to honor. The amount to establish a scholarship varies from just $250 for a one time scholarship to $10,000 for an endowed (perpetual) scholarship. Donors have the option of creating scholarships with customized student selection criteria. For example, a donor may select an area of study/major, eligibility criteria such as GPA or minimum units per semester, and financial need and/or academic success.  Two recent examples are the Valero Benicia Refinery Endowed Scholarship for Liberty High Students (pictured below), and the Stephanie L. Brennan Endowed Scholarship for single mothers attending SCC (pictured above).

Why Scholarships Help Transform Lives:

  • Small scholarships make a huge difference to students struggling financially. These students need help with books, transportation, and other college expenses.
  • It’s critical for students to stay enrolled, because the likelihood of unemployment increases significantly without a College Degree or Certificate.
  • Students who earn a degree or certificate from a California Community College nearly double their earnings within three years.

Please Contribute Today and Make a Difference!

100% of the proceeds from Giving Tuesday go to SCC Educational Foundation Endowment Fund for scholarships.  The SCC Educational Foundation even pays all credit card processing fees.  If you’d like to designate your gift to another area, please make a note on the giving form.  For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact Curt Johnston at curt.johnston@solano.edu, or call (707) 864-7141. We’d love to hear your story.

Thank You!