Areas to Support


Discover the lifetime impact the SMC scholarship program has for students and their families. Your commitment and support of the SMC scholarship program allows students to focus on their important educational journey with the confidence of knowing someone believes in them and is investing in their future.


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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.