Qualifying students must either live in coastal West Marin (Pt. Reyes, Inverness, Olema, Nicasio, Tomales, Marshall, Dillon Beach, Stinson Beach, Bolinas) or be a graduate of Tomales High School.
The scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants based on grade point average, SAT/ ACT scores, evidence of ability to succeed at the school the student has chosen to attend, and financial need. A "B" average (3.0) or higher is desirable. In addition, the committee considers recommendations, community service, extracurricular activities, work experience, and family responsibilities.
Students must be planning to attend college, university, vocational or trade school, and may enroll full-time (12+ units) or, if circumstances require, part time (9-11 units). Applicants intending to develop skills in crafts and trades are considered as carefully as those enrolling in academic programs. Extension work will be accepted only if it is awarded full college credit from an accredited institution.
To reapply, a student must have successfully completed a minimum of 9 units (part-time) or 12 units (full-time) per semester/quarter with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 at the end of the freshman year, and a cumulative GPA of at least 2.7 at the end of each subsequent year. If a scholarship has been awarded and the student does not achieve the required cumulative GPA at the end of the year, the scholarship will be withdrawn.
A scholar may reapply for continuing scholarships for 3 years, with a maximum of 4 annual scholarships if the student meets the GPA requirements of the Fund. These years are to run consecutively. Exceptions may be made in special circumstances. If/when an interruption in college attendance occurs and a student reapplies for a scholarship, his or her situation will be considered on its merits by the Scholarship Committee. Each application will be evaluated independently by all members of the Scholarship Fund Committee to determine eligibility, completeness, and merit.
Applicants will be notified of their status by the end of April.
This year we are hoping to be able to offer one or two scholarships granting up to one year of support for graduate work by IGC graduating seniors. The following outlines the conditions that would make a single year of graduate funding appropriate:
IGC scholar is graduating from college and is applying for a one-year graduate program such as teacher certification.
We will be able to fund a graduate scholarship only if sufficient funds remain after all undergraduate awards are made.