Building Dreams, Pathways & Prosperity

The San Marcos Promise strives to guide and support San Marcos students on their journeys to college and into the workforce. This is possible thanks to the generous support and donations from our community. As our programs and network of scholars continue to expand, we need your time, talents and treasures to make our mission a successful one.

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“The San Marcos Promise has made it possible for me to attend college with my parents stress-free of the financial costs. My parents have always been there for me, and now it is time for me to be there for them.”

“The San Marcos Promise has made it possible for me to attend college with my parents stress-free of the financial costs. My parents have always been there for me, and now it is time for me to be there for them.”

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The Promise offers scholarship awards to graduates of the San Marcos Unified School District who meet necessary academic benchmarks. It provides the financial assistance necessary to offset the costs associated with higher education, allowing students to achieve their career goals.

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We Can Make An Impact

Future Centers are designed to increase the number of students continuing their education after high school by assisting them in discovering opportunities in careers and connecting them with resources necessary to pursue post high school education.

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We Mean Business

The One Business, One Promise program allows you to pledge an annual donation to help provide programs and resources within our schools that foster career awareness, exploration, and development. You can help ensure our students are both college & career ready for the 21st century workforce.

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Gain Experience

The Promise Ambassador Program is open exclusively to current Promise Scholars who are receiving tuition assistance from The San Marcos Promise.

The San Marcos Promise Ambassador Program is a semester long experience where you will be learning alongside The San Marcos Promise staff and current Promise Ambassadors to gain experience in an array of areas within or organization. As well, you will play an important role in the growth of vital support programs that enhance our ability to engage, cultivate, and transition students into the “real world.”

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Your Donation Makes an Impact

31% of our PACE Scholars are first-generation college students, setting new expectations for future generations

PACE Scholars are 11% more likely to graduate CSUSM within 4 years when compared to the average student.

About 80% of CSUSM alumni continue living in the region.

Recent News

November 14, 2018 in Media Coverage, Our Blog

San Marcos Supplying Region with a Future Ready Workforce

San Marcos, CA –When you were a child, what did you want to be? Whatever it was, it’s probably still a viable career. But that’s not necessarily true for children…
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February 22, 2018 in Media Coverage

Palomar Promise Program Guarantees Free Tuition to San Marcos Unified School District Graduates

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