Borough of Manhattan Community College

The Out In Two program provides high achieving, low-income BMCC students the financial, academic, and social supports to earn their Associate degree in two years. Over 90% of participants graduate “in two” and transfer on to four-year institutions. This is in sharp contrast to the six-year nationwide community college graduation rate of 26%.

Our multiyear challenge grant will allow BMCC’s Out In Two program to double in size.  Plus, a smaller supplementary grant will underwrite college trips and application fees to directly assist Out In Two Scholars as they move on to senior colleges. 

“It is a recognition that I am doing a great job and it makes me want to work even harder. It also means that I can keep studying knowing that I have a financial support and I will be able to afford school.”  

“To me, Out-In-Two is more than just a scholarship, it is a great opportunity. To me it means that someone other than myself saw potential in me and my future. With the help of the amazing friends and mentors I have met in Out In Two, I no longer view myself as a just student but as a scholar in life.”