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Dual Enrollment Scholarship Funding Opportunity

The Office of the State Superintendent of Education (OSSE) is pleased to announce a funding opportunity for partnerships between LEAs and institutions of higher education (IHEs) providing dual enrollment programming to eligible students in the District that were previously funded by the Dual Enrollment Scholarship grant during the 2019-20 school year.

This funding opportunity is open to IHEs in partnership with LEAs located in the District of Columbia that were previously funded by this grant during the 2019-20 school year. The total amount available for this opportunity is approximately $150,000 for 2021-22 (fall 2021, spring 2022 and summer 2022). OSSE anticipates making awards equaling $565 per student, per course to cover tuition, books, fees, and transportation.

OSSE requires applicants to be in a partnership for this grant initiative. A partnership is defined as a single IHE lead applicant with one or more LEA partners.

All partners must submit a signed partnership agreement describing programmatic and fiscal responsibilities and confirming commitment to the project. The document will describe how the two (or more) organizations will work together.

The application requirements are available on OSSE’s website or by contacting the Division of Postsecondary and Career Education. The application opens on Monday, May 17, 2021 and closes on Monday, June 21, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Please see the full application for a detailed timeline of events and eligibility requirements.

OSSE offers the following clarification for IHEs in DC about dual enrollment tuition.

Eligible Institutions of Higher Education

Eligible Institutions of Higher Education that have been verified as HELC licensed (if not closed) include the following institutions that were recipients of this grant award during the 2019-20 school year:

  • American University
  • Bard College
  • Catholic University of America – Metropolitan School of Professional Studies
  • George Washington University
  • Howard University
  • University of the District of Columbia - Community College

For additional information, please contact:
Kalecia Baity, Program Manager
College and Career Readiness
Postsecondary & Career Education
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
1050 First St. NE, Fifth Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Email: [email protected]

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