Through a groundbreaking partnership, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC) are offering an affordable pathway to a bachelor’s degree for students in Prince George’sCounty, beginning with dual enrollment in high school. The 3D Scholars Program allows students to earn a bachelor’s degree for $10,000 or less.
According to a press release:
Scholarships allow eligible Prince George’s County public school students to earn dual credit at Prince George’s Community College (PGCC) and ultimately earn a bachelor’s degree from University of Maryland University College (UMUC) for $10,000 or less. For some students, the degree could be free.
We are so appreciative of the help of our higher education partners,” said PGCPS Chief Executive Officer Kevin Maxwell. “This innovative partnership will remove financial barriers and increase access to college and career preparation for more deserving students in Prince George’s County public schools.”
“This is a model of how higher education can be sustained and made affordable to all Maryland students. We are delighted to see such talented students taking advantage of the 3D Scholarship Program,” said President Charlene Dukes of Prince George’s Community College.
“The Prince George’s 3D Scholarship Program will provide students with an exceptional opportunity to complete high school diplomas, associate degrees, and baccalaureate degrees for a maximum cost of $10,000, right here in Prince George’s County. Prince George’s Community College is excited to be a part of a bold partnership with Prince George’s County Public Schools and University of Maryland University College. Students in the Prince George’s 3D Scholarship Program will begin an academic pathway that produces well-educated graduates, addresses college affordability, and supports a regional workforce. This program responds to the needs of our community, and we are proud to support such a unique opportunity.”
To qualify for the 3D Scholars program, students must be in the 11th grade, take a college placement test, write an essay, and have at least a 2.5 cumulative grade point average.
Read the full press release for more information.