Project Proa

Project PROA (Promotion, Retention, Opportunities, Advancement)

Helping Students Navigate their Path to a College Degree

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What is Project PROA?

Project PROA is a new program at Northern Marianas College that aims to improve and expand the capacity of indigenous Chamorro and Carolinan students in Rota, Tinian and Saipan by increasing the number and proportion of those who enroll and graduate on time at NMC. This program is a five-year grant (2015-2020) made possible by federal funds from the Department of Education under the AANAPISI grant.

What does Project PROA provide?

Project PROA provides the following services to qualified students:

  • Tutoring: on-demand tutoring service inside and out of the Center in a variety of subjects
  • Advising: personalized advising to help students successfully map their way to graduation
  • Mentoring: students will be partnered with upper-division students who can provide additional guidance and academic support
  • Outreach Activities: students will receive opportunities to network and take advantage of services offered by partner agencies
  • Academic Activities: professional development tools to enhance learning
  • Cultural Activities: students will learn and appreciate their Chamorro or Carolinan heritage

How do I qualify for Project PROA?

To qualify, students must be:

  • Must be a high school junior, senior or college freshman at NMC,
  • In need of academic support in reading and math
  • Meet eligibility requirements to receive Federal Pell Grants (college) or Free Lunch Meals (high school),
  • Or is a person with a disability who meets the above criteria.

Location: Project PROA, NMC Campus Bldg I Hours of Operation: 8:00am-5:00pm
To apply, complete the application form.

Want to learn more? Contact us!

Email: [email protected]
Tel. No.: (670) 237-6776