Career and College Ready Dual-Enrollment Scholarships

Updated Nov 13 2020

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233 high school seniors are enrolled in scholarship funded courses for the Fall 2020 semester. 

Summary

The Elevate Tuscaloosa dual enrollment scholarships program administered by the Tuscaloosa City Schools (TCS) completely covers the cost of up to six credit hours, including tuition, books, and fees. For a family, this represents up to $2,560 in value for each participating student. The Elevate plan anticipates that funding for this program will be maintained or increased each year in the future.


Dual enrollment programs allow high school students to get a head start on post-secondary courses and training. Students may receive credit through the University of Alabama, Stillman College, or Shelton State Community College.  To qualify, students must:


  • Attend a TCS high school at least one year prior to taking courses as part of the Elevate Dual Enrollment Scholarship program;

  • Live in the Tuscaloosa City Schools’ residential attendance zones (or be the dependent of a TCS employee); and 

  • Meet institutions’ minimum grade point average requirements.


Tuscaloosa City Schools handles the administration. Please contact them for more information.

Goals and Impact
  • Reduce cost barriers to post-secondary education and training

  • Better prepare students for college or technical training after high school and contribute to their long-term success

  • Help meet the projected need for skilled and educated workers over the next decade

Project Updates

Testimonials


“Dual enrollment is really beneficial for high school students who are getting ready for college. It helps to prepare us for college life and understand what we are going to have to do after high school. My dual enrollment scholarship is helping me get some credits out of the way so that when I enter college full-time, I can focus on the classes I need for my computer science major. Plus, it’s saving me a lot of money!” 

- Tajiana Plump, Senior, Central High School


“College lasts for a whole four years, so any classes you can get out of the way for free while you are still in high school is a great thing! One thing that I have learned is better time management. College classes are so different from high school classes. They require so much more work, so you have to organize your time better. Having been exposed to these classes, I feel a lot more prepared for college.”

- Tyrenee Nevith, Senior, Paul Bryant High School

Costs

Cost Summary

Spent:

$500,000

Approved:

$1,250,000

Budget:

$7,815,967

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Financial Information
Cost Details
Overall Funding

Funding Summary

Elevate Tuscaloosa Fund:

$1,250,000

Other City Funds:

$0

External Funding:

$0

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Funding Details

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