UCC Scholars

The UCC Scholars program is designed to open the doors for local high achieving high school and home school students and expand access to postsecondary education for students who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

The 2017-2018 application process will open on January 30, 2017.

A UCC Scholars Information Night will be held on January 24 at 6pm in the UCC Student Center Cafeteria for interested students and families.

CLICK HERE TO ACCESS THE APPLICATION

The online application is a Google Form which can be accessed using either Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome.  You MUST use Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome to complete the application form. Please note: the application must be completed in one session, as it cannot be saved and returned to.  A sample application in PDF format can be viewed here:  SAMPLE APPLICATION

To be considered for the UCC Scholars Program, Part 1 of the application must be completed by February 24 at 5pm. Applications received after this time will not be considered.

A UCC Scholar receives a 12 credit tuition waiver each term, for up to six consecutive terms (summer 2018 optional), towards the completion of an Associate’s degree, not to exceed 90 earned credit hours (earned credit hours include any credits earned prior to acceptance as a UCC Scholar).

A student who is eligible for other UCC tuition waivers must select which waiver program he/she wishes to participate in. A student may not participate in more than one program.

To receive the tuition waiver, a UCC Scholar must be enrolled in and complete a minimum of 12 credits each term with a 3.50 quarterly gpa, participate in 15 hours of community service each academic year and take part in UCC Scholars Program student success initiatives.

The waiver is awarded to applicants who meet the following eligibility requirements:

High School Students

  • Attend a high school in Umpqua Community College's district
  • Graduate in Spring 2017
  • Have earned a cumulative (unweighted) high school GPA of 3.50 or better as of the seventh semester of high school
  • Meet the UCC Writing 115 (WR 115) requirement by:
    • demonstrating enrollment in WR 115 or higher; OR
    • demonstrating completion of WR 115 or higher; OR
    • placing into WR 115 or higher (see table below)
  • Meet the UCC Math 95 (MTH 95) requirement by:
    • demonstrating enrollment in MTH 95 or higher; OR
    • demonstrating completion of MTH 95 or higher; OR
    • placing into MTH 95 or higher (see table below)

Home-Schooled Students

  • Reside permanently within Umpqua Community College’s district
  • Graduate/complete high school in Spring 2017
  • Have earned a cumulative (unweighted) high school GPA of 3.50 or better as of the seventh semester (or equivalent) of home schooling
  • Demonstrate registration with the Educational School District (ESD) as a home-school student
  • Meet the UCC Writing 115 (WR 115) requirement by:
    • demonstrating enrollment in WR 115 or higher; OR
    • demonstrating completion of WR 115 or higher; OR
    • placing into WR 115 or higher (see table below)
  • Meet the UCC Math 95 (MTH 95) requirement by:
    • demonstrating enrollment in MTH 95 or higher; OR
    • demonstrating completion of MTH 95 or higher; OR
    • placing into MTH 95 or higher (see table below)

Writing Placement in WR 115 or higher

Smarter
Balanced
Accuplacer
Reading
Comp (1st)
AccuPlacer
Sentence
Skills (2nd)
SAT
Evidenced-Based
Reading & Writing
ACT
English
Compass
Writing
Asset
Writing
1-3 and
additional
measures
≥60 ≥46 ≥461 ≥19 ≥59 ≥42

Math Placement in MTH 95 or higher

High
School
Transcript
ALEKS
Math
SAT
Math
ACT
Math
Compass
Math
Asset
Math
Algebra II - "C" or better;
or higher level Math course
≥30 ≥470 ≥21 ≥50 Elementary Alegebra ≥42; or
Intermediate Algebra ≥42

 

Contact

Marjan Coester - Contact
Director of Student Life & Campus Engagement
541-440-7749