First Jack Eldridge Book Grants Awarded

June 3rd, 2016 - 2:07pm

VPSLSS awarding COMPASS student with a Jack Eldridge Book GrantThe first Jack Eldridge Book Grants were awarded to three COMPASS program high school students, congratulations to these hard working COMPASS students: Marco Aguierre, Ana Hidalgo and Alex Quinonez who are taking summer session courses at COM

COMPASS (College of Marin Promoting and Supporting Success) is the focal point of the College’s agenda to eliminate educational inequity in Marin County. With funding provided by the Marin Community Foundation, COM is working in collaboration with the Marin County Office of Education, all Marin public high schools, and several community-based partners.  COMPASS is based on a contract between students, families, high schools, and College of Marin, in which participants, beginning in the 9th grade, agree to fulfill certain responsibilities.

COMPASS students will graduate closer to college-ready, have a deep understanding of and practice with the expectations of a successful college student, easily have more than 20 units of transferrable college credit, and be awarded free attendance for the first year should they matriculate to COM. If you would like to provide book grants to deserving students, please donate here.