Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP)
Dunwoody College of Technology’s Youth Career Awareness Program (YCAP) started in 1988. Since then, YCAP has assisted more than 1,300 students.
YCAP’s Mission is to:
- Enhance the career opportunities of under-represented youth.
- Empower high school juniors to graduate from high school.
- Encourage students to earn a degree from Dunwoody.
Scholarship benefits include:
- A scholarship of up to $10,000/year for two years.
NOTE: the 2021-22 application period has now closed.
The YCAP Experience
About the Scholarship Program
To be considered for YCAP, students must:
- Be interested in a technical career
- Be currently in 11th grade (completing their junior year in Spring 2021)
- Have a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
- Be available to attend a three-week YCAP Summer Camp in June 2021
The 2021-22 application period has now closed. Applications will for the 2022-23 school year will open in the last quarter of 2021.
If chosen to participate in YCAP, you must attend a four-and-a-half-week summer camp that helps prepare you for college. During the camp you will:
- Explore career opportunities available through the technical programs offered at Dunwoody
- Visit job sites and talk to industry partners about what everyday life is like on their job
- Receive a $100 weekly stipend, free bus pass, and free lunch for the duration of the camp
If you find a career path that interests you following the YCAP Summer Camp, you’ll have the opportunity to attend Dunwoody after high school graduation.
YCAP participants who attend Dunwoody will receive up to a $10,000 scholarship award per year in financial aid assistance. Awards are renewable up to two years or until a degree is earned, whichever occurs first, as long as you maintain scholarship eligibility.