The applicant must be a current freshman, sophomore or junior.
The applicant must attend a high school in Barry, Barton, Bates, Cedar, Dade, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, Newton, or Vernon counties.
The applicant must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
The applicant must be a potential first-generation college student and/or satisfy an income guideline. To be first-generation, the applicant cannot reside with a natural/adoptive parent who has a bachelor’s degree. Income guidelines are predetermined by the United States Department of Education and change annually. For income guidelines, visit the US Department of Education.
The applicant must attend Closer to College (C2C) one Saturday per month from October through May.
The applicant must attend the six-week summer residence component.
The applicant must be committed to improving his/her high school grades.