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Do you live in Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, Dickinson, or Santa Fe? Will you be graduating in the Class of 2024?

If your answer is yes, now is the time to get your future off to a promising start with tuition-free college through the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship at College of the Mainland!

What is the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship?

The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship covers 100 percent of tuition and fees for up to two years for eligible graduating high school students in Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, Dickinson or Santa Fe who are looking to pursue full-time studies at COM.

Participating students can earn an associate degree or complete a workforce training certificate program.

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High school seniors (GED, public, private, home or charter schools) residing in participating communities and graduating in the Class of 2024 are eligible for the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship. GED students must be between the ages of 17-19. There is no income or high school GPA requirement.

To maintain eligibility once the scholarship is awarded, you must be enrolled full time and maintain at least 12 credit hours. After your first year at COM, you must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA. Students must complete a FAFSA application to be eligible.

Make the Choice That's Right for You

From state-of-the-art classrooms and labs to diverse student life activities, our unique campus atmosphere is close to home, but far from ordinary! With dozens of exciting career fields from which to choose, we are confident that COM is the right fit for you. Embark on a life-changing journey at College of the Mainland by applying for the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship today! 

Participating Communities

  • Texas City
  • La Marque
  • Hitchcock
  • Santa Fe*
  • Dickinson

*Santa Fe Promise Scholarships are limited and available based on a first-come, first-serve basis.

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How to Apply

Complete these simple steps by July 1, 2024 to unlock your promising future:

Students are strongly encouraged to begin the application process now.

Step 1: Apply to COM

Apply for admission through ApplyTexas and choose “College of the Mainland.”

Step 2: Apply for Financial Aid

Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA). List “College of the Mainland” or enter code 007096 on your application.

Fall 2024 Important Dates:

  1. April 9

    Registration Opens

  2. June 1

    FAFSA Priority Deadline

  3. July 1

    Promise Scholarship Priority Deadline

  4. Aug. 23

    Last Day to Register

  5. Aug. 26

    Fall 2024 Classes Begin

Thank You to Our Donors

  • Anonymous Donor
  • Associated Credit Union of Texas
  • Del Papa Distributing Company
  • Hitchcock Economic Development
  • Hitchcock I.S.D. Education
  • Kathleen Cailloux Foundation
  • Texas City Economic Development
  • The City of Santa Fe
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Congratulations, you’re off to a promising start!

Request Info

We want to hear from you! Submit our contact form if you have a question or would like more information about the Promise Program at COM.

Monique Wylie

Scholarship Specialist



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