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Find out how to develop your skills to become a successful college student and career professional. 

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First Round of 2021 applications due Friday, November 19, 2021. 

Diamante Scholars

computer scienceAre you a high school senior ready to explore areas of interest for college? At DVC we offer you college credit during the spring semester of your senior year! Find out how to develop your skills to become a successful, fulfilled professional. Read on to learn about how we prepare you for a career path and transfer. 

This special program focuses on providing you the knowledge or tools to build: 

  • academic, professional confidence,
  • ability to overcome failures and doubts, and 
  • relationships for college and career success

Program structure

Spring in high school:

  • DVC Career 100: College & Career Success (1.5 unit) 
  • Welcome and Orientation Event
  • Staff Support

Summer blast:

  • Internship 
  • DVC Work Experience Course (2 units) 
  • Majors Exposed 
  • Early Connection to Learning Communities 
  • Staff Support

First year at DVC:

  • Professional Speaker Series
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Staff Support
  • Potential University and Industry Visits (when deemed safe) 

Second year at DVC:

  • Transfer Opportunities
  • Career Exploration
  • Internship Opportunities
  • Staff Support


  • A senior or mid-year graduate  from one of the following high schools: Concord, Mt. Diablo, Olympic, or Ygnacio Valley 
  • Committed to going to school full-time at DVC, and  
  • Able to commit to program expectations.

Ideal candidate

  • First in their family to go to college, 
  • Curious about where DVC can take them,
  • Still deciding on what to do with their future,
  • Not sure if they can afford college,
  • Passionate about giving back to their community


  • Fall 2021 applications open October 2021.

Contact us

To learn more about the program email us at diamante@dvc.edu or contact Marina Varela at mvarela@dvc.edu

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  • graphic arts

    Honestly, I appreciate everything about the program. The staff have checked up on me since day 1, which I appreciate a lot. I enrolled to college and I'm dedicated thanks to them as well. I would say the check-ins help a lot too at least to see each other once a month or so and them just being there for me. 

    -  Jose Gonzalez, DVC Student and Mount Diablo High Graduate

  • engineering

    Diamante Scholars program gave me the opportunity for my first internship. It was the best thing I've ever done and was really proud of myself. 

    -  Cecilia Subias, DVC Student and Ygnacio Valley Graduate

  • architecture

    This program basically made the way for me to join the college.

    -  Parwiz Khan, DVC Student and Mount Diablo High Graduate