Pathways to Careers Program (P2C)

P2C Scholarship Information Sessions

Join P2C staff for a meet and greet and scholarship information session during one of the following dates in-person or online. These sessions are open to all prospective P2C youth and adults. Attendees will learn about the two distinct program chapters, the benefits of the P2C program, get an understanding of the program application and candidate selection process, as well as get all their questions answered.

 

INFO SESSION DATES

  • Thursday, January 12, 2023, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, online
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2023, from 4:30 – 5:30 pm, online
  • Thursday, March 16, 2023, from 5:30 – 6:30 pm, In-person
  • Monday, April 10, 2023, from 3:30 – 4:30 pm, in-person

 

LOCATIONS

Virtual sessions:

Microsoft Teams (link will be provided)

In-person sessions:

818 Dunwoody Blvd. Minneapolis, MN 55403

NOTE: Registration is required to attend a session (the presentation material is the same for all sessions).

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About P2C

The P2C Program is focused on preparing underserved and under-represented individuals for college success, immediate jobs, and great careers! Dunwoody works with community organizations and industry partners to identify and build relationships using mentors, hands-on activities, and academic support.

NOTE: We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2023.

The program has two chapters:

  • Chapter 1: P2C – Youth (current high school juniors and seniors)
    • Priority Deadline: October 15, 2022
    • Priority Deadline: January 15, 2023
    • Final Deadline: May 1, 2023
  • Chapter 2: P2C – Adult (post-traditional adults)
    • Application Deadline: May 1, 2023

P2C Program Eligibility

To be considered for Chapter One, P2C–Youth, you must:

  • Be a current high school junior or senior
  • Be interested in a technical career
  • Be able to attend monthly meetings throughout the academic year, and attend a three-week summer
    experience
  • Demonstrate high financial needs or be a part of the MN Dream Act program
  • Current seniors must complete the FAFSA or DACA form prior to the application deadline

To be considered for Chapter Two, P2C–Adult, you must:

  • Be a post-traditional adult a high school diploma, GED, or post-secondary education
  • May be referred to P2C through one of our partnering organizations
  • Demonstrate high financial needs or be a part of the MN Dream Act program
  • Be able to attend monthly meetings throughout the academic year
  • Must be a new incoming Dunwoody College student

About P2C for Youth

P2C for Youth Program Benefits

Here is a snapshot of what to expect as a P2C scholar:

  • Monthly meetings throughout the academic year and a three-week summer experience to stay connected as a group and participate in activities to spark your leadership development, degree goals, and college readiness
  • Meaningful connections with Dunwoody faculty and staff
  • Mentoring for your degree field of choice, or to help you determine your future goals
  • Opportunity to receive a scholarship (renewable for up to two years) to attend Dunwoody
  • Stipends for your time, commitment, and participation
  • Exposure to professionals and employers from several in-demand technical fields
  • 1:1 tailored college planning support to ensure your Dunwoody success
  • Culturally aware and diverse programming
  • FUN and encouraging ways to design your future and reach your goals!

P2C for Youth Application Process

We are accepting application for the 23-24 academic year!

  • Submit your P2C scholarship application, including essay
  • Send your high school transcript (a 2.5 GPA or higher is required)
  • Complete your 23-24 FAFSA (Current seniors only). Dunwoody School Code: 004641
  • Complete an interview with P2C staff. To schedule an interview please contact Augustine Kietzer by email or phone at: p2c@dunwoody.edu | Office: 612.381.8160 | Cell: 612.442.268

Send your completed application and related materials electronically, by email, or by mail:

ELECTRONICALLY:

Fill out the form below labeled P2C: Youth

BY EMAIL:

p2c@dunwoody.edu

BY MAIL:

P2C — Pathways to Careers
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

P2C for Youth Selection of Recipients

We take a holistic reviewing approach to all completed applications which is conducted by a committee of various Dunwoody College faculty and staff. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated need, commitment to gain a technical degree and anticipated success in the program. P2C recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

P2C for Youth Summer Experience

Juniors and Seniors must be able to participate in the three-week summer experience to be selected in chapter 1.

The P2C Summer Experience Program is an opportunity for students to explore in-demand technical career paths during an immersive and engaging three-week summer experience aimed at preparing high school juniors and seniors for college. During the three weeks, students will visit job sites, talk with industry partners, create meaningful connections with Dunwoody faculty and peers, and complete hands-on projects in a variety of technical fields through fun and encouraging ways. Students will receive an hourly stipend during the summer experience.

The 2023 Summer Experience date and time are:

Date: June 12, 2023 through June 30, 2023

Time: Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

P2C for Youth Awarding Process

After successfully completing the summer experience, participants will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 scholarship per year, renewable up to two years or until a degree is earned, to attend Dunwoody College. Recipients will receive a stipend to assist with textbook and supplies each semester as well as a stipend for their time, commitment, and participation in the monthly engagement sessions during the academic school year.

About P2C for Adults

P2C for Adults Application Process

We are accepting application for the 23-24 academic year! Please complete and submit the following items by May 1, 2023, in order to be considered for the P2C scholarship:

  • Submit your P2C scholarship application, including essay
  • Send your transcript (a 2.5 GPA or higher is required), GED, or equivalent
  • Please submit all transcripts, including high school or GED, and any college transcripts.
  • Complete your 23-24 FAFSA. Dunwoody School Code: 004641
  • Complete an interview with P2C staff. To schedule an interview please contact Augustine Kietzer by email or phone at: p2c@dunwoody.edu | Office: 612.381.8160 | Cell: 612.442.268

Send your completed application and related materials electronically, by email, or by mail:

ELECTRONICALLY:

Fill out the form below labeled P2C: Adult

BY EMAIL:

p2c@dunwoody.edu

BY MAIL:

P2C — Pathways to Careers
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403

P2C for Adults Selection of Recipients

We take a holistic reviewing approach to all completed applications which is conducted by a committee of various Dunwoody College faculty and staff. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of demonstrated need, commitment to gain a technical degree and anticipated success in the program. P2C recipients will be selected from a pool of qualified applicants with consideration given to those who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

Not all applicants to the program will be guaranteed acceptance.

P2C for Adults Awarding Process

If selected, recipient will receive a scholarship of up to $10,000 scholarship per year, renewable up to two years or until a degree is earned, to attend Dunwoody College and receive a stipend to assist with textbook and supplies each semester. Recipients will also receive stipend for their time, commitment, and participation in the monthly engagement sessions.

Request Information

P2C: Request Info

P2C: Request Info

If you would like more information about Dunwoody College’s Pathways 2 Careers program, please fill out the Information Request Form and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.

Have You Applied to Dunwoody Already?

Contact P2C

Photo of Augustine Brutus

Augustine Kietzer

Program Director, Pathways to Careers

Phone: 612.381.8160

p2c@dunwoody.edu

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Bayza Weeks

Executive Director of Community Partnerships

Phone: 612.381.8153

p2c@dunwoody.edu

P2C Essay Instructions

Along with your application, please submit a one-page typed essay that describes:

  • Why you are interested in the Dunwoody program you have chosen
  • Personal characteristics that will help you be successful at Dunwoody College
  • What challenges you will face while you are a student and how you will meet those challenges
  • How being a participant in the P2C program will support you educational and career goals
  • How you will maintain at least 85% attendance at the P2C summer experience and monthly engagement sessions

Please upload your essay in doc, docx, rtf, or pdf format when you fill out the application below.

P2C: Youth

P2C: Youth

Current Address:
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Please check all that apply.
(including referring agency, high school. or organization if applicable)
Do you qualify for free or reduced lunch or have you been referred to P2C by your high school counselor as a student from a low-income household?
Applicants must be 18 years or under.
A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required but if GPA is less than 2.0 briefly explain
(if applicant is under the age of 18)
Parent/Guardian Address (if different from applicant address):
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
(By typing your name above, you are affirming that the facts set forth in this application are true and complete. You also affirm that you understand that if selected to receive the P2C Scholarship, you will be required to participate in scholarship activities and programs.)
Maximum upload size: 16.78MB
Please submit a one-page, typed essay that addresses the bullet points listed in the above instructions. Please upload document in doc, docx, rtf, or pdf format.

P2C: Adult

P2C: Adult

Current Address:
City
State/Province
Zip/Postal
Country
Please check all that apply.
(including referring agency, high school. or organization if applicable)
A GPA of 2.5 or higher is required but if GPA is less than 2.0 briefly explain
(By typing your name above, you are affirming that the facts set forth in this application are true and complete. You also affirm that you understand that if selected to receive the P2C Scholarship, you will be required to participate in scholarship activities and programs.)
Maximum upload size: 16.78MB
Please submit a one-page, typed essay that addresses the bullet points listed in the above instructions. Please upload document in doc, docx, rtf, or pdf format.