Rising Star Program

  • State: Texas
  • Coverage: Dallas County
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2 - year
  • Funding: last dollar
  • Year(s): 1999
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): Dallas County Community College District colleges

Rising Star provides qualified high school graduates with academic support services and up to $5,500 (or up to 3 years) for tuition and books, if you have established financial need. The DCCCD Foundation created the Rising Star Program because we believe everyone should have a chance to realize the American dream. We also believe that a college education through the colleges of DCCCD is an excellent first step toward achieving that goal. Recognizing that some people truly lack the personal finances needed for college — even the affordable rates offered by the colleges — the Foundation established the Rising Star Scholars Program in 1999. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    1601 South Lamar St.
  • Dallas, TX 75215
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    214-378-1824

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