Establishing a Scholarship

Supporting students so they are academically successful is at the heart of the College of Marin’s mission. While COM offers students an education at a reasonable cost, many students experience financial difficulties as they juggle the financial burden of school, basic necessities such as food and housing and support for their family. A scholarship can make the difference between a student staying in school or being forced to delay or abandon their educational dreams.

Thanks to generous donors, COM offers more than 150 scholarships each year. As the demand for academic and need base scholarships continue to grow, so does our need to secure additional funds for scholarship. Increasing the number of student scholarships is a top priority. COM offers a number of options for individuals or organizations who are interested in establishing a scholarship.

Named Scholarship ($1,000+)

Named scholarships can be funded with a one–time gift distributed over one or more semesters with a gift of $1,000 or more. You can choose to support students in a particular academic major or career path. Named scholarships are not an endowed scholarship. These scholarships will only remain active as long as funds are available. Additional funding can be added at any time to a scholarship to ensure its longevity.

Endowed Scholarship ($30,000+)

An endowed scholarship can be established with a gift of $30,000 or more. Here the principle is held in perpetuity – spending only the return on the investment. To maximize their potential, these funds are invested with COM’s endowment. Typically, an endowed fund of $30,000 can produce a $1,000 a year in scholarships.

Establish a Scholarship to Honor Someone

Honor a loved one or family member, by creating a named or endowed scholarship. There are several avenues for donors to maximize their donation and reduce their taxable income such as donating appreciated stock or directly donating mandatory IRA distributions. Scholarships can also be created by including COM in one’s estate planning. See the Planned Giving section of this website for more detail.

Need additional information?

To discuss in detail how to create a scholarship, please contact Keith Rosenthal, Director of Advancement, (415) 485-9528 or


Thank You to Scholarship Donors

Click here for a complete list of scholarships.


Congratulations to Our Fall 2022 Scholarship Recipients

  • Jade Abreu
    Chanel Adjei
    Deborah Alan
    Kayla Alizadeh
    Amaya Alson
    Jenny Alvarado
    Kimberly Mejia Alvarado
    Alejando Alvarez
    Fernanda Alves
    Laith Alzindani
    Sara Angulo
    Lillian Azzolino
    Sapura Baporia
    Suzanne Barnette
    Aliyah Bassa
    Marta Tobar Batres
    Benjamin Benet
    Donna Bero
    Maria Berzak
    Brianna Bonds
    Naiane Bonzanini
    Sagario Bravo
    Bethany Brody
    Gabriela Martinez Calderon
    Alicia Cargajal
    Joshua Chable-Sasui
    Yelcin Cifuentes
    Alejandra Mendoza Cisneros
    Victoria Alyce-Cooper Claros
    Victoria Claros
    Tyree Clay
    Matthew Crome
  • Christina Crowder
    Kacy Cuoto
    Audrey Daniel
    Dennis Demille
    Ani Diaz
    Christopher Do
    Rand Dobleman
    Gretchen Drake
    Aline Duvall
    Vanessa Elhadid
    Lan Farrell
    Eleanora Feist
    Daphne Fox
    Patricia Frazier
    Alexander Gallardo
    Ariana Giacommazi
    Maya Giacommazi
    Jennifer Giessler
    Marcel Gomes
    Eduardo Guevara Jr
    Christopher Harney
    Jessica Heffernan
    Rachel Heim
    Leidy Perez Hernandez
    Zephyr Horowitz-Johnson
    Alma Ibarra
    Juan Izqiuerdo
    Hannane Jejo
    Veronika Karpik
    Gina Knudsen

    Malgorzata Kopiniak
    Stephanie Lambrech

  • Mohammed Laqta
    Meraly Rodas Lopez
    Sheny Lopez Tizol
    O'Sullivan Maeve
    Anderson Maldonado
    Florentino Mares
    Lisbet Martinez
    Landers Marwick
    Brayan Mazariegos
    Elizabeth Mazariegos-Ramirez
    Skylar McMarrow
    Evelyn Melendez
    Nereyda Mendez
    Isela Sosa Mendoza
    Isamar Meza
    Andrea Flores Miranda
    Eman Mohammed
    Leilani Morales
    Owen Mosley
    Tiffany Nemo
    Chanel Noreiga
    Kimberly Noriega
    Zachary Numark
    Luisa Olmos
    Mary Osterloh
    Maeve O'Sullivan
    Cyrene Paez
    Emmanuelle Pardoe
    Kendra Parker
    Jose Gavidia Paz
    Chloe Pearce
    Juan Camara Pech
  • Jose Lopez Perez
    Edward Pooner
    Capri Price
    Rebecca Reiner
    Megan Rekalske
    Adonis Reyes
    Mizael Reyes
    Ubiel Reyes
    Esther Riesenberg
    Laura Riley
    Martin Rodriguez
    Maria Arguello Romero
    Gina Royall
    Maria Rozzuoli
    Isabella Rubino
    Jessica Savnik
    Chelsea Schoenung
    Cheryl Scorza
    Reva Siu-Masset
    Lurdes Lopez Tecun
    Sheny Carolina Lopez Tizol
    Jaricka Torres
    Octavio Torres
    Iris Towery
    Huyen Tran
    Priscilla Troy
    Jill Valenzuela
    Loreana Vigil-Hernandez
    Lyndsey Watkins
    Kelly Weaver
    Jeanette West
    David Zec
    Yaneli Cacho Zenteno