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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 2022?
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 is a “last-dollar” scholarship opportunity that covers the cost of tuition and fees for any eligible Class of 2022 graduating high school student pursuing full-time studies at COM.
Participating students can earn an associate degree or complete a workforce training certificate program.
All high school seniors (GED, public, private, home or charter schools) residing in participating communities and graduating in the Class of 2022 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.
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 has 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!
- Texas City
- La Marque
- Santa Fe
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How to Apply
Complete these simple steps by July 1, 2022 to unlock your promising future:
Students are strongly encouraged to begin completing their application steps now.
Step 1: Apply to COM
Apply for admission through ApplyTexas and choose “College of the Mainland.”
FAFSA Priority Deadline
Promise Scholarship Priority Deadline
Last Day to Register
Fall 2022 Classes Begin
Frequently Asked Questions
The Opening Doors Promise Scholarship is a “last-dollar” scholarship opportunity that covers the cost of tuition and fees for any eligible Class of 2022 graduating high school student pursuing full-time studies at COM. Participating students can earn an associate degree or complete a workforce training certificate program.
Funding is available to local high school graduates attending public, private, GED, charter or home-schools who reside in Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, Dickinson or Santa Fe the year that they graduate. Students must meet eligibility requirements to receive the scholarship award.
A last-dollar award means that all other grant and scholarship monies will be applied for tuition and fees before the Promise Scholarship funds are used. The Promise Scholarship does not cover books or supplies.
- Class of 2022 graduate
- Texas City, La Marque, Hitchcock, Dickinson, or Santa Fe residing high school seniors
- La Marque High School students, regardless of residence
- GED, public, private, home or charter school students
- GED students must be between the ages of 17-19
- No income or high school GPA requirement
Working with community partners, the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship will address the growing need for accessible education in our region by allowing students access to a high-quality and affordable college education. In turn, the scholarship will support the sustainability of our thriving community as college is a critical conduit to better-paying careers, long-term economic growth and a fulfilling lifestyle.
Yes, any student who attends and graduates from La Marque High School in 2022 is eligible to apply for the Opening Doors Promise Scholarship, including Bayou Vista and Tiki Island students. Any La Marque High School student is eligible, regardless of their city of residence.
We have an experienced team of financial aid specialists here to guide you through your FAFSA experience. Visit www.com.edu/financial-aid to find a collection of helpful resources including how-to videos and frequently asked questions. You can also email us at email@example.com or call 409-933-8274 for additional assistance.
To maintain eligibility once the scholarship is awarded, students must be enrolled full time and maintain at least 12 credit hours. After completing the first year at COM, students must have a 2.0 cumulative GPA.
No, a student must attend consecutively. In other words, they must attend full time in the fall and spring to be eligible..
April 12 – Registration for fall 2022 begins.
July 1 – All admission and financial aid application requirements must be complete.
July 15 – Scholarship award notices will be sent to students via COM student email.
Maybe. If you currently reside in Texas City, La Marque or Hitchcock you must have either graduated from high school or completed your High School Equivalency in 2022 to be eligible. If you live in Dickinson or Santa Fe, then you must be a 2022 graduate.
Thank You to Our Donors
- Anonymous Donor
- Associated Credit Union of Texas
- Hitchcock Economic Development
- Hitchcock I.S.D. Education
- Kathleen Cailloux Foundation
- Texas City Economic Development
- The City of Santa Fe
Congratulations, you’re off to a promising start!
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.