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MiraCosta College

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: The Vision of the MiraCosta College Foundation is to ensure that no one is denied access to education because of financial need and that resources are available to enrich the college experience for all students. In service to that vision, our mission is to promote the interests and the welfare of the college and secure resources that will transform student lives.

Results: Our donors make a significant impact. During the 2016-17 academic year donor contributions to the foundation reached 1.4 million to benefit our students. Financial support provided to the college from the Foundation (scholarships, direct student aid, programs, etc.) was $480,981, and to campus programs $1,011,074. Over 2,300 students who might otherwise have been unable to persist and succeed received direct assistance to attend school, be it a scholarship, a textbook, an emergency grant, or food assistance. Donors make a difference in how we impact our students' success.

Target demographics: Individuals of any sort, seeking to gain access to higher, affordable education.

Direct beneficiaries per year: 2,362 students receive support in the form of a scholarship, textbook or other means.

Geographic areas served: Coastal North San Diego County

Programs: textbook assistance, scholarship funding, and direct student aid, in the forms of gift cards, bus passes, and gas cards.

Community Stories

86 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

It is simply amazing to watch The MiraCosta College Foundation help my fellow students in their academic pursuit. The team works tirelessly to ensure no one is denied access to higher education because of financial need. The genuine spirit of enriching students lives and in turn, each of us in the community, is a wonderful example to follow and truly inspiring. Bravo!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mira Costa scholarships have made my educational goals a reality. With the help of these generous donations, I have been able to provide for myself to make life comfortable during the demanding years of college.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I received a scholarship through MiraCosta College and it gave me the opportunity to focus on school instead of work for the first time since I’ve started college. It meant a lot to me and my family. We can’t thank the scholarship department enough!

Client Served

Rating: 5

Since I attended MiraCosta College, I received a warm welcoming which I couldn't find it in somewhere else. I found the staff of MiraCosta College to be very helpful and genuinely concerned about my academic needs and how they could help me to address those concerns. This is a wonderful college with a great faculty. I highly encourage anyone interested in achieving their academic education to choose MiraCosta College. Additionally, there are many programs for supporting all students emotionally and financially. Scholarships, Eops, and DSPS. I'm so thankful for all their services and their generosities.

Client Served

Rating: 5

First of all I would like to say thank you so much, for your generosity and kindness. Thank you to this wonderful program that MiraCosta College have, I am able to continue with my education. I am a single parent, is difficult to support my kids and pay for school at the same time. I'm grateful to be an scholarship recipient because I don't have to worry how I'm going to pay for my classes, now I can focus on my school work. Thank you so much to all the donors, you are making a big impact on our future (me and my daughters) God Bless you!!!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a recent immigrant and MiraCosta provided me with an opportunity to have more chance for getting into good university. The staff and faculty is friendly and they care about the students. I am scholarship recepient as well, which makes financial burden smaller.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta has helped me to be able to focus on my school work not if I can pay for my car insurance to get to school. I am very excited about next semester and taking classes without all the stress.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Best school ever. They serve you with utmost respect! They are here to help you!

Client Served

Rating: 5

When my English Professor announced the possibility of receiving a scholarship at MiraCosta I could not believe it, and a few months later I was glad to have applied for such!
As a recipient, I am both honored and grateful to the donors, this will help me accomplish my goals and further my career. Thank you to all the donors affiliated with MiraCosta College!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I’ve had an excellent experience at Mira Costa College! Highly recommended!!! The horticulture dept is top notch!!!

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Board Member

Rating: 5

As a major donor to the Foundation and the College, I see every day how my investment in Mira Costa College is paying dividends beyond my wildest hopes. I am grateful that I am able to help the next generation of students become more productive members of society by assisting them to fulfill their dream. If you are not yet a donor, I urge you to do so today as the need of our students is great, and the benefits to everyone are long lasting.

"Hap" L'Heureux

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Donor

Rating: 5

I graduated from Mira Costa College in 1974 and received a scholarship to support my tuition and books. I have never forgotten the giving spirit of those that helped me. My degree at Mira Costa College allowed me to move on and get a Bachelor of Arts degree. My wife and I have chosen to help others just like ourselves by giving to various programs at the College. There is no greater feeling than to help others....its an investment......that has a very high return.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I want to sincerely express my gratitude and thanks to MiraCosta Scholarship organization! I'm very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as a multiple recipient of your scholarships. Every single one of the scholarship you gave me was a big help to my family. God bless MiraCosta forever!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation enabled me to receive a scholarship that relieved the financial pressure that comes with being a student. I also received a computer and printer through one of their programs that made it possible to work, go to school, and be able to do my homework at night when the library is closed.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation is amazing!! The personal encouragement the Foundation provides to the students at MiraCosta is unparalleled! The financial support the Foundation provides comes from their strong dedication in raising money to help ease the stress that comes with the costs of obtaining a college education! Thank you MiraCosta College Foundation for making my journey less of a bumpy road!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The MiraCosta College Foundation helps students continue to achieve their academic goals.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I love MiraCosta College! The teachers are great, and there are many programs that can help you reach your goals. Staff from the EOPS program have counseled me, they motivate me to keep going even trough difficult circumstances. I am greatfull to be part of MiraCosta College.

Client Served

Rating: 5

As a first-generation low income student i am very grateful to MiraCosta for all the support it has given me. Thanks to the MiraCosta College Foundation, I was able to spend more on my academics. I am now one semester away from earning my bachelor's degree at Cal State Fullerton.

Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta has made it possible for me, being an AB540 student and single mother, who doesn't get any type of federal aid to not only finish the prerequisites for the Registered Nursing program, but the program itself with zero student loans! I am forever grateful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

MiraCosta has made a difference in my life by making it possible for me to receive a quality education, while being a single mom! The scholarships and assistance from the staff and faculty are amazing.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I have had nothing but positive experiences at Mira Costa! All of my teachers have been extremely helpful and the counseling staff always helps point me in the right direction.