Tuesday, April 2, 2013
Columbia Gorge Community College is piloting a program that will provide local high school graduates an opportunity to attend college tuition free for up to two years.
The program – Gorge Scholars – will provide full tuition waivers to qualifying high school graduates and registered home school students. Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or better (for high school students), achieve the required minimum placement test scores, and enroll full time (12-18 credits) in the fall term immediately following their high school graduation.
Gorge Scholars will start in fall 2013 and is modeled after a similar program at Chemeketa Community College in Salem. The waiver is not based on financial need, so students do not need to be eligible for federal financial aid to receive the tuition waiver.
According to Chief Student Services Officer Lori Ufford, “Gorge Scholars will benefit students, the college, and our communities. It demonstrates our commitment to helping students achieve their higher education goals and addresses our core themes of providing opportunities that lead to retention and fostering our community relationships.”
Information regarding the program and all of the eligibility requirements can be found at www.cgcc.us/scholars or by calling (541) 506-6011. Columbia Gorge Community College is an equal opportunity educator and employer.
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