The Muskegon Area Promise makes a unique commitment to the young people of our community - if they work hard they will be able to earn at least a two-year college degree tuition free. The Muskegon Area Promise Scholarship is an award promised to resident graduates of high schools within the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District boundaries. It provides the financial assistance necessary to obtain a two-year degree or its equivalent at an eligible partnering institution when used in conjunction with federal, state and institutional grants. This Promise Scholarship will promote post-secondary education and prepare students for future success in college and career choices.
2017 Graduates of ALL Schools including:
Calvary Christian Schools
Fruitport Community Schools
Holton Public Schools
Mona Shores Public Schools
Montague Area Public Schools
Muskegon Catholic Central
Muskegon Covenant Academy
Muskegon Public Schools
Muskegon Heights Public School Academy
North Muskegon Public Schools
Oakridge Public Schools
Orchard View Schools
Ravenna Public Schools
Western Michigan Christian
Whitehall District Schools
What Do Students Need to Do to Qualify
Live within the boundaries of the Muskegon Area
Intermediate School District (MAISD)
Graduate with a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher from a
high school located within the boundaries of the MAISD
Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete the verification
Enroll at either Muskegon Community College
or Baker College of Muskegon
No scholarship application is needed for the Promise award. Rather, students will be notified with a letter of eligibility and asked to accept the award in writing each spring.
Students are encouraged to apply for all scholarship opportunities available to them. Other scholarships and grants will be awarded first before the Promise Scholarship will be awarded.
While enrolled in college, students must comply with MCC and/or Baker College standards and policy for Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to remain eligible for the Promise Scholarship. SAP policy is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid and may differ by institution.
Making the Promise Possible
By law, private funds had to be raised to launch the Muskegon Area Promise. By year three, added state funds will lead to Promise scholarship sustainability. Local business leaders announced their collective investment in the Muskegon Area Promise in the fall of 2015. This investment led to and prompted other significant corporate and private investments! For a complete list of corporate investments and donors, please see the Muskegon Area Promise webpage below. We are incredibly grateful for our very giving community and their support!
"Being a lead donor was really a 'no brainer' for ADAC. We really felt it was an obligation... a privilege, and feel honored to play the part we did."
Mr. Jim Teets, ADAC Automotive
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