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Siskiyou Promise

Supporting Siskiyou and Modoc County Students - Investing in the Future!


What is the Siskiyou Promise?

The College of the Siskiyous Promise is designed to remove the economic barriers to education. The "Promise" is graduating seniors from Siskiyou and Modoc County high schools (who are also California residents) will have their enrollment fees ($46/unit cost of classes, health fee, student rep fee, and student center fees) fully funded during their first full academic year (consecutive fall and spring semesters after high school graduation) of attendance at College of the Siskiyous, crediting any applicable financial assistance. Promise students will also receive a book voucher for use in the Campus Bookstore during the fall ($200) and spring ($200) semesters. Promise students must enroll as a full-time student (at least 12, but recommend 15 units) to be eligible for funding.

The Siskiyou Promise Scholarship is limited to two full, regular academic years (fall and spring semesters only) which excludes winter intersession and summer session.

Who is it for?

  • First Year - The Siskiyou Promise "First Year" Scholarship is offered to every Siskiyou and Modoc County high school graduate (and resident) who enrolls at COS the fall semester immediately following their high school graduation as a full-time student.
  • Second Year - The Siskiyou Promise "Second Year" Scholarship is offered to Promise students who intend to register for a second consecutive year (fall and spring) at College of the Siskiyous as a full-time student. Promise students must be in good standing, apply to College of the Siskiyous for the next academic term, and have a comprehensive education plan on file in the Student Services Office.

First Year Eligibility Requirements

To qualify for an initial Siskiyou Promise scholarship, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  • Be a Siskiyou or Modoc County resident who will graduate from a Siskiyou County or Modoc County high school by June 2018. Students who graduate mid-year (December) will be eligible for next Siskiyou Promise academic year.
  • Apply to College of the Siskiyous via CCCApply.
  • Complete the 2018/2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA – www.fafsa.ed.gov or a 2018/2019 Dream Act Application (AB540 students) and add school code – 001187 (College of the Siskiyous).
  • Fill out and submit Siskiyou Promise application.
  • Complete College of the Siskiyous Orientation, Advising, and Registration Process (SOAR)
    • At the SOAR session, enroll at College of the Siskiyous as a full-time student (at least 12 but recommend 15 units) for Fall 2018 and Spring 2019. For students with disability accommodation needs, please call (530) 938-5374.

First Year Students - Apply Today for Siskiyou Promise Scholarship

Siskiyou Promise Deadlines
Step Deadline
Apply to College of the Siskiyous via CCCApply March 15, 2018
Fill out your Siskiyou Promise Application
Print and mail to: Office of Student Services, College of the Siskiyous
800 College Avenue, Weed, CA 96094
March 15, 2018
(Late applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis)
Apply for FAFSA or the Dream Act March 15, 2018
Complete one of the College of the Siskiyous Siskiyous, Orientation, Advising, and Registration (SOAR) sessions and register for classes April 1, 2018 –
August 17, 2018
Attend Siskiyou Promise Extended Orientation (details to be announced at a later date) June, July, August (TBA)

Second Year Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for a Second Year Continuation Promise Scholarship:

  • Be a COS student in good standing - minimum 2.0 grade point average for their first year at COS and have completed 12 or more units during each semester.
  • Complete the 2018/2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) or a 2018/2019 Dream Act Application (AB540 students) and add school code – 001187 (College of the Siskiyous).
  • Declare a major and have a comprehensive education plan on file.
  • Meet with a College of the Siskiyous counselor minimum once each semester (mandatory progress check).

How it is Funded

The Siskiyou Promise Scholarship Program is funded by a variety of funding sources including the College of the Siskiyous Foundation and State categorical programs.

Quality education depends on fiscal stability, well-maintained facilities and equipment, up-to-date technology, and a faculty and staff that are current with new and innovative advances in their fields. Since its inception, the Foundation has worked to assist the Board of Trustees and College staff to maintain its standard of excellence.

Support for the Foundation can be in the form of cash, commitments, life insurance, wills, or transfer of investments and real property. Other giving arrangements include bequests (wills), trust funds, and endowments, which are invested for long-term growth and ongoing income to help our students reach their educational goals. All gifts to the COS Foundation are tax deductible, and subject to current tax accounting limitations. Prospective donors are encouraged to consult a qualified tax consultant for more detailed information. Contributions of any size are enthusiastically welcomed and greatly appreciated - and supporting the COS Foundation is a great way to invest in the future of our students. Please contact us if you have any questions about the Foundation.



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Contact Siskiyou Promise

Regina Weston
Email: promise@siskiyous.edu
Phone: (530) 938-5376