Areas to Support


Make a lifetime impact on students and their families through the SMC scholarship program


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SMC Scholarship recipient Victor Teran

Create A Scholarship

Named scholarships are a meaningful way to support Santa Monica College students and honor or memorialize another special individual. If you want to create a scholarship you can choose from two different options:

Annual Scholarship

Annual scholarships are awarded a single time. Donations to annual scholarships are a minimum of $1,000 donation with a 4% administrative fee required (minimum $1,040). The funds are not invested and are completely distributed in the next available annual scholarship cycle.

Link to Annual Scholarship Set-up Form

Endowed Scholarship

Endowed Scholarships require a minimum $10,000 donation and are invested to produce at least one $500 scholarship annually in perpetuity with the Foundation receiving a 2% annual administrative fee from the annual return. 

Link to Endowed Scholarship Set-up Form

Give to an Existing Scholarship

Donations to Santa Monica College Foundation are tax deductible.
SMC Foundation is an IRS-recognized 501c3 nonprofit organization, ID# 95-6047779.