Hoop of Learning (HOL)

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Complete the MCC Hoop of Learning 2022-23 Application

The 2022-23 Application priority Deadline is December 15, 2022. Applications are accepted on an on-going basis, however start dates align with MCC's Summer Session.

Contact Hoop of Learning

Alejandra Pena - Early College Specialist Sr. alejandra.pena@mesacc.edu

Darlene Kimbrell - Student Service Specialist darlene.kimbrell@mesacc.edu


Southern & Dobson

Office Location: GC 54BBeBe Surrounded by a Community of Support!

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

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Frequently Asked Questions for Hoop of Learning.

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 your 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

  • 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 into 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