Rising Star is open to every Dallas County public high school senior that graduates with a "B" average (80.00 or better on 100 point scale), graduates in top 40% of your class or pass the required DCCCD assessment test to enter any of the seven colleges and shows an economic need. The economic need is based on the number of family members along with income.
Potential Rising Star students may apply online through the eConnect website: after submitting the DCCCD Admissions Application, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and an official final high school transcript to the Rising Star campus liaisons.
If you are a US Citizen or Permanent Resident complete the following forms:
If you are a Non-Citizen or Non-Resident complete the following forms (DO NOT apply online or mail your FAFSA forms to the government):
Students will have until July 1st after their high school graduation to submit all required documents to be eligible.
$4,000 (sufficient to cover costs to obtain an associate's degree or occupational certification at any of the DCCCD campuses.) This amount covers tuition, fees and books up to $700 a semester. Recipients do not receive a cash award. Instead, an account is set up for each student for use only within the DCCCD.
No. Rising Star students may use the scholarship only within DCCCD. Recipients may attend any of DCCCD's campuses which includes Brookhaven College, Cedar Valley College, Eastfield College, El Centro College, Mountain View College, North Lake College, Richland College and the Bill J. Priest Institute for Economic Development.
One on one academic advising, degree planning, transfer guidance, access to computers, referrals for testing, career counseling, etc. Transfer Scholarship opportunities offered at TWU (Complete the Dream).