Who Is Eligible?
If you have recently graduated from a Dallas County public high school, have demonstrated financial need and meet certain academic requirements, you can be a Rising Star. Find out now if you are eligible.
How Do I Apply?
You’ll need to complete an admission application, complete a Rising Star application and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Just follow these steps to become a Rising Star.
Frequently Asked Questions
Get answers to some common questions about the Rising Star Program.
Rising Star Transfer Scholarships
If you want to attend a four-year college or university after you leave the colleges of DCCCD, we want to help you get there. The Rising Star Program has worked with local universities to establish transfer scholarships just for Rising Star students.
The DCCCD Foundation gratefully acknowledges its Legacy Leaders, who gave $1 million and above in support of the Rising Star Program.
If you have questions or need more information, contact the Rising Star Office at your college (or the college you plan to attend) to speak with a Rising Star advisor.
View the Rising Star brochure (PDF - 4.79MB) to learn more about how this program can help you achieve your dreams.