UCC Scholars

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 post-secondary education for students who might not otherwise be able to afford it.

A UCC Scholar receives up to the equivalent of a 12 credit tuition waiver* each term, for up to six consecutive terms (summer 2020 optional), towards the completion of an Associate’s degree, not to exceed 90 earned credit hours. Earned credits hours include any UCC credits earned prior to acceptance as a UCC Scholar and all credits earned while part of the UCC Scholars Program.

*The tuition waiver is applied after all scholarships

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 be considered for the program, applicants must meet the following eligibility requirements:

High School Students

  • Attend a high school in Umpqua Community College's district
  • Graduate in Spring 2019
  • When applying have earned a cumulative (unweighted) high school GPA of 3.50 or better as of the seventh semester of high school
  • Graduate with a cumulative (unweighted) high school GPA of 3.50 or better
  • 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 105 (MTH 105) or Math 111 (MTH 111) requirement by:
    • demonstrating enrollment in MTH 105 or MTH 111 or higher; OR
    • demonstrating completion ofMTH 105 or MTH 111 or higher; OR
    • placing into MTH 105 or MTH 111 or higher (see table below)

Home-Schooled Students

  • Reside permanently within Umpqua Community College’s district
  • Graduate/complete high school in Spring 2019
  • When applying have earned a cumulative (unweighted) high school GPA of 3.50 or better as of the seventh semester (or equivalent) of home schooling
  • Graduate/complete home-schooling with a cumulative (unweighted) high school GPA of 3.50 or better
  • 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 105 (MTH 105) or Math 111 (MTH 111) requirement by:
    • demonstrating enrollment in MTH 105 or MTH 111 or higher; OR
    • demonstrating completion ofMTH 105 or MTH 111 or higher; OR
    • placing into MTH 105 or MTH 111 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
3 OR
2 with A or B
in 12th Grade
English and/or
writing course
≥60 ≥46 ≥461 ≥19 ≥59 ≥42

Math Placement in MTH 105 or MTH 111 or higher

  High
School
Transcript
Smarter
Balance
ALEKS
Math
SAT
Math
ACT
Math
Accuplacer
MTH 105 Algebra II - with an "A" or "B" 3 or 4 ≥46 ≥550 ≥25 CollMath ≥ 36
MTH 111 Algebra II - with an "A"
OR
Algebra II with a "B" and
high school instructor recommendation
OR
PreCalculus with a "C" or better
4 ≥46 ≥550 ≥25 CollMath ≥ 36

 

Once it is determined that the student has met the eligibility requirements, the applicant must:

  • Provide a copy of his/her final high school/home school transcript.
  • Attend the UCC Scholars Bootcamp in September (September 11 or September 12). Please note, this cannot be made up; no alternatives are available.

During year one (2019-2020), the program participant must:

  • Enroll in and complete HD 136 in fall 2019; this course will be offered at three times: MWF 9-9:50am, MWF 1-1:50pm, and TuTh 9-10:20am.
  • Participate in two (2) hours/week of service on campus weeks 2-10 of each term during the year one (2019-2020) of the program.

During year one (2019-2020) and year two (2020-2021), the program participant must:

  • Enroll in and complete a minimum of 12 credits each term with a 3.50 quarterly gpa.
  • Take part in UCC Scholars Program student success initiatives as determined.

Select the links below for more information about the program.

Contact

Marjan Coester - Contact
Director for Student Engagement
541-440-7749
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