The Possible Dream Program at Delta College promotes cultural awareness, academic achievement and higher education to academically promising students who are at risk due to socioeconomic challenges.
Approximately one hundred middle school students are selected for the program each year from nominations received from local schools or through the new self-nomination process. Our students are encouraged to actively participate in the program until they graduate from high school.
The students selected for the program are identified in 5th, 6th, and 7th grades as bright and eager to learn by their teachers and counselors. They are then inducted into the program, each year, in the spring. Nominees must meet the following criteria:
- The student should qualify for financial assistance as defined by state and federal guidelines.
- The student should demonstrate an above average academic ability.
- The student should have a supportive family member or another adult to encourage the student to attend activities and assist in progress toward college.
- Further consideration is given to students who would be first-generation college students.
Selection is based on teacher recommendations, academic abilities, and socioeconomic criteria. Students can be nominated by teachers, counselors, principals or can choose to self-nominate with the recommendation of a teacher.
Students are selected from schools in Bay, Midland and Saginaw counties. Public schools in the Tri-County area have equal access to the program.