Participants will receive:

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Financial Support

  • In-state tuition for up to 30 credits plus fees per year
  • Book stipend each term (up to $600)
  • A laptop computer
  • MDC scholarship opportunities
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Support Services

  • Tailored orientation
  • Academic coaching with a personal academic advisor
  • Peer mentoring
  • Career exploration, counseling, and resume assistance
  • Internship opportunities
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Holistic Support

  • Financial literacy workshops
  • Access to campus-based food pantries
  • Free income tax preparation
  • Assistance with applying to other benefits and resources
  • Access to free mental health counseling
  • Legal aid referrals
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Engagement Opportunities

  • Co-curricular activities (performing arts, school newspaper, Student Government Association, student clubs, etc.)
  • Changemaking/service learning
  • Study abroad opportunities
  • Admission to campus and community-based events, including movies, sports, film festivals, book fairs, and more

Enrich Your College Experience

The Rising Scholars Program provides free tuition for up to two years, plus academic and co-curricular experiences to equip students with the knowledge, resources, and skills for success.

  • Application Due Date: June 7, 2024 (contingent on availability)

Program Requirements

Additional Information

  • Funds will be applied at the in-state tuition rate after all other resources available to cover tuition and fees have been applied. 
  • Out-of-state students are responsible for any additional out-of-state costs per credit, not covered by the scholarship.