Gateway to College is a scholarship program designed for young people who are not on track to graduate or have left high school without a diploma. We are seeking to help students between the ages of 16 and 20 who have a desire to get their education back on track. Gateway is unique because students are able to complete a high school diploma while earning college credit toward an associate's degree at Hinds Community College.
In our first year with the Gateway program, 32 students were enrolled that would have dropped out of school. In the process, the same 32 students earned 278 college credits.