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Posted on: April 20, 2020

[ARCHIVED] ATTN La Marque 2020 Seniors: Tuition and Fees Covered Through Scholarship at College of the Mainland

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Opening Doors Promise Scholarship allows all 2020 high school seniors residing in La Marque, (GED, public, private, home or charter schools) to attend College of the Mainland with all tuition and fees covered. Apply to COM by May 15 and FAFSA by June 1.

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship is a program that allows all La Marque high school seniors residing in La Marque, (GED, public, private, home or charter schools) graduating in the Class of 2020 to attend College of the Mainland with all tuition and fees covered. Any Class of 2020 graduating senior at La Marque High School is also eligible for the scholarship, regardless of residence. GED students must be between the ages of 16-18.

Hurry! To participate, students must complete these two easy steps:

Step 1: Apply to COM by May 15, 2020
Visit www.applytexas.org and choose “College of the Mainland.”

Step 2: Apply to FAFSA by June 1, 2020
Visit www.fafsa.gov and list “College of the Mainland” or enter code 007096.

There is no income or high school grade point average (GPA) requirement to apply.

How the scholarship works:

After students complete steps 1 and 2, the college will notify students about their Opening Doors Promise Scholarship at the College of the Mainland.

Students will be required to enroll for a minimum of 12 credit hours, which is considered a full-time student at COM. Students must complete those 12 credit hours to continue receiving their scholarships.

Students will also work to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 by the end of their first year (Spring 2021) to be eligible for free tuition and fees continuing into Fall 2021 and graduation with a two-year degree or certification in Spring 2022.

Students or parents may contact their high school advisor, Earl Alexander at (409) 933-8110 or ealexander@com.edu for assistance and questions.

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