The North Orange Promise Scholars program is designed to transform the lives of students thorugh education and economic advancement. Through this new grant program offered by North Orange County Community College District, first-time full-time students wil have access to one-year free tuiiton (enrollment fees) and student health fees covered. Local residents will have the opportunity to apply and attend any one of our prestigious institutions (Cypress College, Fullerton College, North Orange Continuing Education) to achieve degrees, certifications, or 4-year university transfer goals. The minimum criteria to be eligible for the North Orange Promise grant are as follows:
In addition to receiving grant awards for enrollment and health fees, North Orange Promise Scholars are also eligible to receive a variety of student support services and academic assistance towards pursuing their education and career goals. This includes comprehensive counseling, tutoring services, student organizations centered around cultural identities and professional pathways, supplmental programs and scholarships for veterans, foster youth, disabled students, low-income families and more. Each college campus provides program guidance and opportunities through their Outreach offices.
Educational Partnerships: Anaheim Pledge and Fullerton Partnership Programs
In addition to the community North Orange Promise Scholars program, NOCCCD, Cypress College, and Fullerton College have partnerred with local high school districts to establish a comprehensive educational program that services current high school students through graduation until they transition into the North Orange Promise. These high school collaborations focus on guiding and supporting students with their A - G requirements through dual enrollment programs, helping students prepare for college coursework and earn college credit towards their Associate and Bachelor degrees. These partnerships also include career exploration programs and internships, allowing students the opportunity to gain valuable skillsets and earn certfications towards a high demand profession.
The Anaheim Union Educational Pledge (a.k.a Anaheim Pledge) is a program designed to transform the lives of students through education and economic advancement. This new program guarantees all eligible Anaheim Union High School District (AUHSD) seniors one-year of free tuition to attend their freshman year at Cypress College, Fullerton College, or North Orange Continuing Education (NOCE). Conceived over four years and developed out of the Anaheim Collaborative, the Anaheim Pledge is a dynamic partnership between AUHSD, Cypress College, Fullerton College, North Orange Continuing Education, California State University-Fullerton, University of California-Irvine, the Orange County United Way, and the City of Anaheim designed to create unique opportunities for student success.
Fullerton Joint Union HIgh School District is our newest member to join our North Orange Promise program with the introduction of the Fullerton Educational Partnership effective with the 2019 graduating class. This collaboration offers benefits for students attending Fullerton College, Cypress College, NOCE, and California State University-Fullerton.
Educational benefits of these partnershp programs include:
During high school:
Dual enrollment classes to earn college credit for both programs.
Parent and student workshops that focus on how to get in to college: the admission process and securing financial aid for both programs.
Collaboration of Anaheim Pledge partners to provide summer internships for high school juniors through Anaheim's Innovative Mentoring Experience (AIME).
As a student at Cypress College, Fullerton College, or North Orange Continuing Education:
Ready to transfer to a university:
Guaranteed admission to UC Irvine for Cypress College and Fullerton College transfer students who meet the eligibility requirements of the Transfer Admission Guarantee (TAG) program for AUHSD graduates.
Transfer student eligibility for CSU Fullerton Admission Advantage program for students who attend Cypress College or Fullerton College, and who apply directly to CSUF for both AUHSD and FJUHSD graduates.
To find out more about the North Orange Promise, Anaheim Pledge, or Fullerton Educational Partnership, please contact your high school counselor or North Orange County Community College Distirct Special Projects Director Dr. Tina Miller at 714-808-4780 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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