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.
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
If you are ready to apply, you may complete the Youth Career Awareness Application and submit it by May 3, 2021. There are two ways you may do this:
1.) You can print the PDF below and fill out the application by hand.
The completed application, along with all required application materials, can be mailed or emailed to:
Associate Director of Special Initiatives
Dunwoody College of Technology
818 Dunwoody Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55403
2.) You can apply online by filling out the form below.
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.