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    November is Ohio College Application Month!

      Attention Seniors: MVCAP and the following schools are teaming up to make Ohio College Application Month a Success; Warren G. Harding, Youngstown Chaney Campus, Youngstown East, and Choffin Career

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  • Board President Paul Dutton and Executive Director Lita Wills

    Welcoming Lita

    Welcoming Lita The Raymond John Wean Foundation, who created The MVCAP and where The MVCAP holds an office, hosted an event to help introduce Lita Wills, the Executive Director of

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  • Scholarship Winners 2014

    The Last Dollar Scholarship

      Last Dollar Scholarship: Each year the Mahoning Valley College Access Program provides ‘Last Dollar Scholarships’ in the amount of $1000 to qualifying seniors upon High School graduation. To be

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What Is The MVCAP?

What is The MVCAP?


In 2001, an advisory committee formed to discuss creating a college access program to serve students and families of the Mahoning Valley. Several participants on that advisory committee went on to form the first official Board of Directors for MVCAP. The organization began serving students in 2002, concentrating its efforts in Warren, and Youngstown City High Schools. Today that tradition continues, with services being provided at Warren G. Harding, East High, Chaney, and Columbiana County Career and Technical Center. Since 2002, more than 4000 students across the Valley have received one-on-one college advising, including financial aid counseling and admissions assistance. At least 200 students have also received Last Dollar Scholarships to assist them during their 1st year of post-secondary education.


The mission of MVCAP is to increase the number of Mahoning Valley high school students attending college or post-secondary education.


We are a nonprofit organization that provides college access services to students in the Mahoning Valley.


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