• Media Advisory: New Scholarship Program to Allow PGCPS Students to Earn Bachelor's Degree for $10K or Less

    November 14, 2016
    For Immediate Release
    CONTACT:
    Office of Communications
    301-952-6001
    WHO:
    Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS), Prince George’s Community College (PGCC), and University of Maryland University College (UMUC)
    WHAT:
    Ceremony to announce the Prince George’s 3D Scholars Program. The three institutions are announcing a pilot scholarship program—Prince George’s 3D Scholars—to provide a pathway for qualified high school students to earn dual enrollment credits toward an associate’s degree at PGCC, transfer to UMUC and earn a bachelor’s degree for a total cost of $10,000 or less.
    WHEN:
    Tuesday, November 15, 2016 • 10 a.m.
    WHERE:
    Largo High School
    505 Largo Road
    Upper Marlboro, MD
     
    BACKGROUND:
    College affordability is a major obstacle facing many high school students and families. To address this issue head-on, UMUC, PGCC, and PGCPS are partnering in a pilot scholarship program that will allow high-achieving Prince George’s County high school students to earn a bachelor’s degree from UMUC for $10,000 or less, with minimal student loan debt. For some students, the degree could be free. For more information or to attend this event, please contact Bob Ludwig at 301-985-7253 or robert.ludwig@umuc.edu.    
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    Prince George's County Public Schools (PGCPS), one of the nation's 25 largest school districts, has 208 schools and centers, more than 130,000 students and nearly 19,000 employees. Under the leadership of Chief Executive Officer Dr. Kevin M. Maxwell, the school system serves a diverse student population from urban, suburban and rural communities located in the Washington, DC suburbs. PGCPS is nationally recognized for innovative programs and initiatives that provide students with unique learning opportunities, including arts integration, environmental and financial literacy, and language immersion.