Rising Star Program

​​Think you don’t have the money for college? We can help. The Rising Star Program is here for you.

What Is Rising Star?

Rising Star provides qualified high school graduates with academic support services, career development and up to $5,500 for tuition at Dallas College if you have established financial need. The Foundation created the Rising Star Program because we believe everyone should have a chance to realize the American dream. We also believe that a college education through Dallas College is an excellent first step toward achieving that goal. Recognizing that some people truly lack the personal finances needed for college — even the affordable rates offered by Dallas College — the Foundation established the Rising Star Scholars Program in 1999.

Who Is Eligible?

If you will graduate by June 2024 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.

Our Sponsors

The Foundation gratefully acknowledges its Legacy Leaders, who gave $1 million and above in support of the Rising Star Program.

Contact Us

If you have questions or need more information, contact the Rising Star Office at Dallas College to speak with a Rising Star advisor.