Though one may not have the power to bend history, your gift can create a pathway of opportunity to shape the future.
Higher education is like most things in life that are worthwhile—it isn’t free.
With your gift, a student learns. Through your support, a student takes the next step. From your generosity, a dream is attained.
Community colleges account for over half of the students in higher education in the nation. It is at community colleges where people learn the information and develop the skills necessary for growth in a vastly changing local and global economy.
Sierra College has experienced an unprecedented increase in student request for financial aids in the last five years – from approximately 9000 applicants to over 18,000 this year, almost 100% increase. Many of these students have impressive academic track records coupled with a desire to learn and grow. Many will be the first in their family to attend college. Over 90 percent of them will be working in our community after graduation. Many of them would not have the opportunity to pursue higher education without the support of your gift.
“This contribution is one that will not be forgotten. I would like to thank all who contributed to this generous scholarship and who put faith in my ability to succeed. As I work to accomplish scholastic success, I acknowledge this wonderful act of generosity as playing a meaningful role in my ability to fulfill my academic goals and dreams of becoming a doctor.”
~ Daniel Copeland – Sierra graduate 2011
Sierra College graduates are everywhere in your community—they are paramedics and nurses, computer specialists and accountants, business entrepreneurs, engineers and child care providers. Your help is vital to continuing the legacy and achievement that begins and ends in your community at your community college.
Join us in offering students the opportunity to take the next step to a successful future; remember from your generosity, a dream is attained!
For information on Sierra College Foundation and its impact on student lives, please call us at (916) 660-7020.