Skip to Content

The Promise to Career Nursing Scholarship supports students at the two Los Rios campuses that have nursing programs: American River College and Sacramento City College. Both of these programs are widely known for their excellent teaching and clinical training, and for the outstanding nurses who graduate each year. You can support nursing students directly by making a gift to the Promise to Career Nursing Scholarship fund!

Promise to Career Nursing Scholarship

This fund is part of the broader Los Rios Promise to Career Scholarship effort, which provides support to students in our career education programs to help remove barriers to success. This year, we are focusing on the 15 health and safety programs that have remained on ground because they have been deemed essential to combating the pandemic.

The Promise to Career Nursing Scholarship will support the nurses who will graduate in May and December 2021. They will be ready to get to work and serve patients around our region as soon as they can. The State of California continues to have a nursing shortage which has been made more severe by the pandemic, and there is a need to get these students licensed and into the workforce.

Before they can embark on their new careers, however, nursing students have one last hurdle: completing their testing and licensing requirements. Testing and licensing fees now cost $500 per student. For many of our nursing students, who have experienced dire economic effects from the pandemic, this is one more barrier that stands in their way.

You can help to remove this barrier by supporting our Promise to Career Nursing scholarship! We hope to support as many nurses at ARC and SCC as we can with “finish line” scholarships to remove any last barriers that stand in the way between them and their new careers.

After the countless hours they have put into achieving their dream of working in the nursing field, these students are ready to go out and be heroes to their patients.

You can help them achieve this dream by making a gift today!

For more information, please contact Victoria Austin at or 916-558-2198.

Make A Gift to Promise to Career Nursing

To make a gift via check to the Promise to Career Nursing Fund, please make it payable to “Los Rios Colleges Foundation” and specify that you are supporting the Promise to Career Nursing Fund. And if you are an alum from our nursing program, please let us know by including your graduation year!

Mail your check to:

Los Rios Colleges Foundation
1919 Spanos Court
Sacramento, CA 95825

To make a gift via credit card, please complete the form below: