One Million Degrees is thrilled to be growing our program by leaps and bounds. If you are a high school counselor, college advisor, educator, or community group leader working with students interested or enrolled in community college, please let your students know about the amazing supports provided by OMD.

The application for the 2018-19 academic year is now open.


  • Be enrolled full-time at an OMD Partner Community College* and graduate no earlier than Spring 2018
  • ​Be Pell or Star scholarship eligible
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA entering the OMD Program and maintain a 2.5 GPA throughout
  • Be pursuing their first college degree


  1. Prospective Applicant: Apply online!
  2. Provisional Acceptance: The student will be notified if they meet the eligibility requirements and have been provisionally accepted to the program. Students must submit transcripts at this stage.
  3. OMD Scholar: Once the student has fully on-boarded with OMD through participation in a series of required provisional acceptance events, the student will officially become an OMD Scholar.

*OMD Partner Community Colleges: the seven City Colleges of Chicago, College of Lake County, Harper College, Prairie State College, and South Suburban College.


Want to learn more? Want to stay in the loop? Join our mailing list to receive all application-related communications and alerts for upcoming Referral Partner events. If you have any questions, please contact PuraCarina Gonzalez, Director of College Partnerships, at [email protected]