What Is The College of Alameda Cougar Scholars Program?
Alameda Promise is one of the CoA Cougar Scholars promise programs that provides a pathway for eligible Alameda high school graduates to attend CoA for one year without paying enrollment or other fees (based on 12 units/semester plus other fees).
Alameda Promise provides students with intensive academic support and college transfer assistance as well as book stipend and a laptop. Application for Alameda Promise closed on August 10, 2020. We will reopen application for new applicants Fall 2021. Questions? Email email@example.com.
The College of Alameda Cougar Scholars aims to:
- Increase the percentage of high school graduates entering college in the city of Alameda
- Strengthen students’ access to career pathways and preparation to join the workforce in Alameda and surrounding areas
- Deepen the connection between College of Alameda and its home community
Interested Alameda Promise applicants must:
- Complete a COA Cougar Scholars Application before the August 10th, 2020 DEADLINE
- Follow the New Students Steps to Success
- First-time college student
- Enroll in 12 units per semester (fall and spring) at COA
- Graduate of Alameda, ASTI, Encinal or Island high school
- Submit a FAFSA or Cal Dream Act application and include COA (006720)
- Attend a Mandatory Cougar Scholars Orientation
- To be eligible, students must be a graduate of an Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) public high school.
- Enroll full time at Peralta Colleges (minimum 12 units) in fall and spring.
- Maintain academic progress, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and complete at least 50% of your classes.
- Complete a comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP) by the start of the semester
- Participate in counseling support, workshops, and other services designated to get students off to a good start.
Please visit the Peralta Colleges website by clicking here for more information.
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