September 6 Signing Ceremony to Launch Prince George’s 3D Scholars Program Enabling High School Students to Earn Bachelor’s Degree for $10,000 or Less

MEDIA ADVISORY

A Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony will finalize commitments made between PGCPS, PGCC and UMUC at the start of the new school year for the inaugural class of 18 Prince George’s 3D Scholars. The three institutions created this pilot scholarship program to provide a pathway for high-achieving high school students to earn dual enrollment credits toward an associate’s degree at PGCC, before transferring to UMUC to earn a bachelor’s degree for a total cost of $10,000 or less.

WHO:

Dr. Kevin Maxwell, Chief Executive Officer, Prince George’s County Public Schools (PGCPS)

Dr. Charlene Dukes, President, Prince George’s Community College (PGCC)

Javier Miyares, President, University of Maryland University College (UMUC)

WHAT:

Memorandum of Understanding signing ceremony finalizes commitments made between PGCPS, PGCC and UMUC at the start of the new school year for the inaugural class of 18 Prince George’s 3D Scholars.

WHEN:

9:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2017

WHERE:

Charles H. Flowers High School (10001 Ardwick-Ardmore Rd., Springdale, Md.)

BACKGROUND:

College affordability is a major obstacle facing many high school students and families. To address this issue head-on, PGCPS, PGCC, and UMUC are partnering in a pilot scholarship program that will allow eligible Prince George’s County high school students to earn a bachelor’s degree from UMUC for $10,000 or less. For some students, the degree could be free.

Contacts:

John White, Prince George’s County Public Schools, John2.White@pgcps.org or 240-691-6744

Angie Crews, Prince George’s Community College, crewsad@pgcc.edu or 301-351-3197

Bob Ludwig, University of Maryland University College, robert.ludwig@umuc.edu or 301-887-7614

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