Mayor’s Scholars Program
Through the Mayor’s Scholars Program you can attend Baltimore City Community College (BCCC) tuition-free if you are a 2018 Baltimore City public high school graduate.
Complete an associate’s degree, certificate or certified job training program after graduation!
What are the eligibility requirements?
1. Students must be Baltimore City residents and 2018 graduates of a Baltimore City public high school.
2. Students must participate in the Mayor’s Scholars Summer Bridge program, which begins on June 25, 2018. Students will be paid to attend the Summer Bridge program through Youthworks. Mayor’s Scholars students are automatically enrolled in the Summer Bridge program and required to participate in order to enroll in Fall 2018 classes.
3. Students must be admitted to BCCC for enrollment immediately following high school graduation.
What expenses does the Mayor’s Scholars Program cover?
The Mayor’s Scholars program covers BCCC tuition and college fees.
*It does not cover textbooks, transportation, food, etc.
What BCCC programs are included?
Students can enroll in BCCC’s associate’s degree, certificate and job training programs.
Is a minimum GPA required?
A minimum GPA is not required for admittance into the Mayor’s Scholars Program. Students, however, must remain in good academic standing and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA while attending BCCC.
How long is the scholarship good for?
The Mayor’s Scholars Program is available for 150% or up to 3 years to complete the degree of a student’s chosen program at BCCC (equivalent to a two-year degree).
*Consolidated, Facility Capital, Registration Fees.
Can students attend a four-year college for free?
Coppin State University has offered to provide scholarships covering full tuition to Mayor’s Scholars who graduate with an associate’s degree from BCCC. Depending on student grades and other met criteria, students may be eligible for scholarships and grants at Maryland colleges and around the country.
Can students start classes in Fall 2018 or Spring 2019?
No. Students must begin BCCC classes in the summer of 2018 through the required Summer Bridge program. BCCC Summer Bridge classes run from June 25 to August 11, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
What is the Summer Bridge Program?
The Summer Bridge program is a seven-week comprehensive program of orientation and academic support at BCCC designed to ease the transition from high school to college while building a strong academic foundation. From June 25 to August 11, students will tour campus facilities, meet key faculty, advisors and student leaders to learn more about what BCCC has to offer. Students earn college credits, take academic classes, meet city leaders, participate in personal and cultural enrichment activities, and have fun while building valuable relationships.
Is there a way Summer Bridge students can earn money while attending Summer Bridge?
Yes, Mayor’s Scholars Program students who apply to the Mayor’s Scholars Program by April 20, 2018 will have the opportunity to earn money for attending the Mayor’s Scholars Summer Bridge through Youthworks. Students who apply to the Mayor’s Scholars Program by April 20, 2018 will be contacted by BCCC Admissions for next steps on Youthworks registration.
Will students be able to have another job while attending Summer Bridge?
Yes. Students will spend approximately 25 class hours per week during the summer at BCCC, allowing students to devote time outside of class to additional work.