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Inspire Scholars (Inspiring Students Promoting Independence and Resilience in Education) supports current and former foster youth, as well as, unhoused youth in their pursuit of higher education. You can support Inspire Scholars through monetary and non-monetary gifts. The Inspire Scholars Program thanks you in advance for your generosity. 

The following is a list of suggested items to donate the Inspire Scholars Program: the following is a list of suggested items to donate to Inspire Scholars:

  • Bottles of water and/or reusable water bottles
  • Granola bars
  • Backpacks
  • Scantron 882-E
  • 3 x 5 notecards
  • Blue pens
  • Mechanical pencils
  • 2 or 3 or 4 or 5 subject spiral college ruled notebooks
  • Composition books/graphing and regular
  • Binders
  • Tab dividers
  • Pencil bag
  • 2 pocket folders
  • 100 or more sheets packages of paper/college ruled

Optional donation items:

  • Gift cards for gas, Subway or Michael’s (art supplies)
  • Mini staplers
  • Sheet protectors
  • Correction tape
  • Academic planners (July-August)
  • Shower towels
  • Personal care items: toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, combo body wash & shampoo, feminine hygiene products, socks, deodorant, flip-flops and washcloths
  • Combination locks

WAYS TO GIVE

Gift-In-Kind Donations

These non-monetary gifts are an excellent way to support our students.​ Please consider donating items from the suggested list. Please request a Gift in Kind form for your tax credit by emailing dora.lozano@canyons.edu.

Cash Donations

Inspire Scholars has established two funds through the College of the Canyons Foundation: Inspire Scholars Scholarship Fund, awarded annually to a current/former foster youth or a homeless youth; and the Inspire Scholars Special Funds Account which supports general activities for Inspire Scholars students such as student events, school supplies, personal care items, snacks, meal cards and transportation cards.

Instructions for cash donations:

  1. Complete online form
  2. In the Donation Designation section of the online form, select "Other" in the drop-down box on the "Direct My Donations To" line
  3. Type "Inspire Scholars" in the box on the "Other Donation" line
  4. Complete all other fields that apply
  5. Submit

COC Employee Payroll Deduction

College of the Canyons employees can make monthly or one-time donation to the Inspire Scholars. Request a payroll deduction form via email inspirescholars@canyons.edu 

For questions or more information please contact:

Dora Lozano, Inspire Scholars Coordinator/Counselor

(661) 362-3676

or via email at dora.lozano@canyons.edu