Hoop of Learning (HOL)

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The 2022-23 MCC Hoop of Learning Application are now close, we will start recruiting in the Fall 2023.

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Monica Margaillan

Interim Manager Early College Programs


Darlene Kimbrell

Student Service Specialist


Southern & Dobson

Office Location: GC 54B
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Frequently Asked Questions for Hoop of Learning

What's Hoop of Learning?

Hoop of Learning is Indigenous by design, based on a traditional Native American worldview of a circle, or hoop, of lifelong development. Its mission is to encourage, support and create conditions that empower American Indian students to complete high school and transition successfully to higher education

What does HOL do?

Do I qualify?

  • Must possess a CIB (Certificate of Indian Blood)
  • Must have a 2.0 or higher GPA
  • Have at least 6 high school credits completed (Start as early as the second semester of your freshman year)
  • ***Even if you think you might not fit all the requirements, we still encourage you to apply and let us decide.

Application Tools

  • View the Step-by-step guide to learn how to complete the application

  • When applying be sure to use your personal email address
  • Have an unofficial copy of your most recent high school transcript ready
  • Have the Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB) accessible

Application Timeline

Hoop of Learning Program Goals

  • Increase high school retention and high school graduation rates
  • Increase American Indian participation and matriculation rates in college
  • Create the conditions for retaining American Indian students to reach their higher education goals
  • Enhance American Indian culturally relevant curriculum
  • Increase diversity on the college campuses
  • Strengthen external collaboration by establishing and continuing partnerships with American Indian communities, school districts, and other agencies