San Mateo County Gives $2M to Community College District to Expand Student Supports

Daniela Sanchez-Sevilla credited a program offering local community college students free tuition and additional educational support with putting her on the path to be the first person in her family to attend a four-year university.

“I saw all my other peers kind of float around in their college journey and not really have direction,” Sanchez-Sevilla said, a Redwood City native attending Cañada College. “Promise Scholars gave me direction.”

With a $2 million grant from the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, 500 more San Mateo County Community College District students will have access to the initiative.

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