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

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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: July 14, 2023 (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.