One Million Degrees

One Million Degrees Now Accepting Scholarship Applications for 2015-2016 Academic Year



Chicago, IL -- (SBWIRE) -- 01/12/2015 -- One Million Degrees (OMD) is now accepting applications for the 2015-2016 OMD Signature Scholarship Program. All students planning to attend the City Colleges of Chicago, College of Lake County, Harper College, Prairie State College, or South Suburban College for the 2015-2016 academic year should apply now!

Students selected as OMD Scholars will benefit from comprehensive supports, including:

- Financial assistance to defray costs associated with attending college
- Monthly workshops focused on professional development, financial literacy, and civic engagement
- Academic, professional, and personal guidance from OMD staff and a coach
- Free, private tutoring sessions held on campus
- A supportive community of scholars and advisors

Any student who plans to enroll full-time for the entire 2015-2016 academic year at any of the City Colleges of Chicago, College of Lake County, Harper College, Prairie State College, or South Suburban College should apply. Applicants must be Pell-Eligible. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Applicants should have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

Applications can be found at

Interested applicants must also attend a mandatory information session.

To reserve a spot at an information session, please also visit:

The early admission deadline for the One Million Degrees Signature Scholarship Program is February 27, 2015. The final deadline is April 10, 2015. In most cases, individuals applying by the early admission deadline will be notified of selection earlier.

Questions? Email Samantha Robinson, Manager, Volunteer and Alumni Engagement, at or call 312-920-9605 x309.

About One Million Degrees
One Million Degrees empowers low-income, highly motivated community college students to succeed in school, in work, and in life. From tutors and coaches, to professional development and financial aid, One Million Degrees provides our scholars with supports that are critical to their success in the classroom and beyond.

If you would like to support or learn more about One Million Degrees, please contact:

One Million Degrees
226 W. Jackson Blvd., Ste 528
Chicago, IL 60606
312-920-9605 or Fax 312-920-9607