"With OMD, I was never on my own. I always had a resource."

-Domonique Wilkins, OMD Scholar

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To be eligible for the OMD Program, you must:

  • Be planning to attend one our of 11 partner colleges full-time for the entire 2015-2016 academic year
  • Be pursuing your first associate's degree or advanced certificate
  • Be Pell eligible
  • Have a GPA of 2.0 or higher

The application deadline is extended to May 8th for any student planning to attend Kennedy-King College or Olive-Harvey College in the 2015-2016 academic year. The final deadline for students planning to attend any of OMD's other partner colleges has now passed.

Partner Colleges:

  • College of Lake County
  • Harold Washington College
  • Harper College
  • Harry S. Truman College
  • Kennedy-King College
  • Malcolm X College
  • Olive-Harvey College
  • Prairie State College
  • Richard J. Daley  College
  • South Suburban College
  • Wilbur Wright College

The application process involves 3 steps:

  1. Attending an official OMD information session
  2. Completing the online application
  3. Submitting your transcripts (unless you are a current Kennedy-King College (KKC) or Olive-Harvey College (OHC) student.  If you are a current KKC or OHC student, we will receive your academic information from the KKC or OHC administration and you DO NOT need to submit your transcripts to OMD.)

Register here for an information session.

Complete the online application here for the OMD Scholarship Program.

Learn how to submit your transcripts to OMD.

If you have any questions about the application process, please contact us at apply@onemilliondegrees.org or by calling us at 312-920-9605.

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