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FAQ


AM I ELIGIBLE FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?

If each of the following is true for you, the answer is YES!
  • I want a quality career in a high skill/high demand occupation, such as health care, information technology,
    manufacturing, welding, electrical, auto mechanics, culinary arts or other skilled trades.
  • I will attend Metropolitan Community College in the fall of 2018.
  • I am reliable, responsible and hard-working, and others will confirm this.
  • I am a senior attending a Douglas or Sarpy County high school.
  • I understand this is a need-based scholarship that will be determined, in part, by my FAFSA report EFC score.
  • I am either a US citizen, a permanent resident or an eligible non-citizen.

HOW DO I APPLY FOR THE SCHOLARSHIP?

  • See your counselor or Avenue Scholars Career Coach.
  • Complete the AKSARBEN Career Scholarship application, including references, by March 2, 2018.
  • Complete FAFSA and submit SAR by March 2, 2018 (fafsa.ed.gov). Send report to MCC (School code: 004432).
  • Complete the ACCUPLACER test by March 2, 2018. Submit scores to MCC.
  • Complete the MCC application by March 2, 2018 (mccneb.edu).

WHAT DOES THE SCHOLARSHIP INCLUDE?

  • Up to $4,000 annually, for two years at Metropolitan Community College.
  • All tuition, books, and fees.
  • Other educational costs such as approved tools, uniforms, etc.
  • Avenue Scholars college and career support.

WHAT WILL I DO AS AN AVENUE SCHOLAR?

  • Work with MCC Navigators and ASF Career Coaches.
  • Attend cohort classes, study sessions, career activities and social events.
  • Make a plan for working and living on your own.
  • Get support in finding and keeping a job you love.
  • Receive support with part time work.

Students will be notified in April 2018, if selected.
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