Support SCA

Through the generosity of Scripps College, individual donors, and corporate and foundation gifts, Scripps College Academy is able to provide high quality college preparation programs to underserved female students at no cost to their family or school.

SCA is supported in part by grants from the Kathryne Beynon Foundation, Focusing Philanthropy, Southern California Edison, the Mara W. Breech Foundation, the JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Annenberg Foundation, and the Donald T. Leahy Charitale Lead Trust. Founding donors include the  James Irvine Foundation,  the Mericos Foundation, California Educational Facilities Authority, the Kenneth T. and Eileen L. Norris Foundation, the Washington Mutual Foundation, and the Weingart Foundation.

How to Give

Your support of SCA will allow us to continue to expand our programming. Because participation in SCA comes at no cost to our scholars, any contribution helps to make higher education a reality for a local high school student. You can make a gift in any of the following ways:

  • Give online.
  • Mail your gift to: Scripps College Development Office, 1030 Columbia Ave, Claremont, CA 91711. Make check payable to Scripps College and designate Scripps College Academy.
  • For more giving options, please contact Kristen McInnis, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement, or visit the Scripps College giving home page.
  • Corporations and foundations are encouraged to contact Barbara Garcia, Director of Foundation and Corporation Relations.


Scripps College is a 501C(3) non-profit organization and gifts are tax-deductible as allowed by law. For your tax purposes the College will send you a receipt for your records confirming the value and purpose of your gift.

Scripps College and SCA: An Established Collaboration

The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.

SCA has, since its inception, functioned as an extension of Scripps College’s mission and a meaningful avenue for community service and engagement. Focused on expanding higher education access and liberal arts education awareness, SCA engages a demographic that historically has been excluded from these benefits: high achieving, first-generation, college-bound young women from low-income urban communities.

At the core of the program is a group of passionate and dedicated Scripps College faculty, staff, and students who serve as mentors, tutors, and advocates for program participants. To date, nearly 40% of all Scripps College faculty members have taught in SCA programs. Additionally, SCA programs provide service learning and professional development opportunities for more than 35 Scripps College undergraduates each year. Approximately half of Scripps alumnae who worked with SCA now work in fields related to education, often in under-served populations.

SCA Scholars at Scripps

Since 2005, 25 SCA Scholars have matriculated to The Claremont Colleges—19 of those to Scripps College. True to the disciplined and ambitious nature of SCA Scholars, these students have maintained a 100% retention and graduation rate, and nearly all have chosen to work or volunteer with the SCA program during their time on campus.