Hoop of Learning (HOL)

Interested in Hoop?

Mesa Community College HOL program accepts year-round applications.

APPLY NOW online, or print the APPLICATION and email it to communityoutreach@mesacc.edu or drop it off at your high school MCC representative or at our office.

Contact Hoop of Learning

Monica Margaillan

Manager, Early College Programs


Darlene Kimbrell

Student Service Specialist

Benjamin Troglia

Coordinator, Early College programs


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 six 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.

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 college campuses
  • Strengthen external collaboration by establishing and continuing partnerships with American Indian communities, school districts, and other agencies.

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

Recruitment events (Hoop of Learning Flyer)


  • October 5, 2023 - Mesa HS
  • October 14, 2023 - Indigenous Day Parade


  • November 7, 2023 - Mountain View HS
  • November 9, 2023 - Mountain View HS
  • November 15, 2023 - Westwood HS
  • November 27, 2023 - Dobson HS
  • November 28, 2023 - Red Mountain HS
  • November 30, 2023 - Indigenous Student Night @ MCC