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EOC | Success Stories

Ly Family

          I first went to the Educational Opportunity Center to get started, so I could enroll in college.  I remember, because I was nervous about attending a school and worried about how I would pay for classes. Then my mother heard about the Educational...


Jasmine Torbor – Fort Worth, TX

Click on link to view video of EOC participant Jasmine Torbor being awarded a full scholarship to Texas Wesleyan University. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i44O_hVBErw

Sandra Davila, Grand Prairie, TX

As a child, my parents instilled the importance of an education. My father and mother only completed fourth and sixth grades respectively so finishing high school was the greatest accomplishment in their eyes. They left Mexico to start a new life in the United States to seek a better life for themselves...


Jeanette Williams, Arlington, TX

"My future is bright and full of possibilities. I am currently a senior at Dallas Baptist University working on a bachelor's degree in psychology with a minor in Christian Ministry. Who knew that this day would be possible for me to accomplish! I thought that I could do it, but I was not sure since I...


Maria Perez, Arlington, TX

Maria Perez, the eldest of three siblings graduated from the University of Texas Austin in May with a double major: Bachelor of Business Administration in Finance and Bachelor of Arts in French. She is from a low-income, first-generation household; both parents are from Mexico. Prior to her graduation,...


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You are eligible if you meet ALL of the following requirements:

  • You are a US citizen or permanent legal resident (provide your A#)
  • You are 19 years or older
  • You live in Dallas or Tarrant County
  • You never earned a bachelor’s degree and want to start your studies in the next 6-8 months


You are ready if you meet all of the following:

  • You know what interests you and what subjects you want to study
  • You are ready to fill out admissions and financial aid applications
  • You have support from family or friends for you plans to attend college
  • You can start your studies within the next 6-8 months