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Wisconsin

State wide Programs

Badger Promise

available to first-generation Wisconsin students that transfer into the University of Wisconsin-Madison from a two-year Associate’s degree program. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at University of Wisconsin-Madison for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Students can attend college full or part time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

financialaid.wisc.edu/types-ofaid/badger-promise

Contact information

Karla Weber, University Relations Specialist & Financial Aid

(608) 262-4942

karla.weber@wisc.edu

Bucky’s Tuition Promise

available to Wisconsin students from families making $58,000 or less. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at University of Wisconsin-Madison for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

For more information visit

financialaid.wisc.edu/types-of-aid/tuition-promise

Contact information

(608) 262-3060

Local Programs

Madison College Scholars of Promise

Available to graduates from an MATC high school with a minimum junior year GPA of 2.25 and an estimated family contribution of $5,486 or less. The Promise covers 91 four or more semesters and can be used at Madison Area Technical College for a vocational award. Additionally, the Promise provides support including mentoring. Must enroll full time to receive Promise.

For more information visit

madisoncollege.edu/scholars-of-promise

Contact information

(608) 246-6036

ScholarsofPromise@madisoncollege.edu 

Parkside Promise Plus

Available to Wisconsin high school graduates who have a minimum GPA of 2.5 and an expected family contribution of $1,500 or less. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at University of Wisconsin-Parkside for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including counseling, mentoring, and summer orientation. Must enroll full time to receive Promise.

For more information visit

uwp.edu/apply/promise.cfm

Contact information

(262) 595-2355

promise@uwp.edu

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Pennsylvania

State wide Programs

Give Something Back Foundation
(Pennsylvania Scholars)

Available to Pennsylvania residents who are Pell-eligible and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must enroll in ninth grade by attending an information session, completing the College Cost Estimator, attending a Turn Back Night, and completing the online application. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at Williamson College of the Trades or West Chester University or a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers, housing assistance, career services, financial education, mentoring, and counseling. Must enroll full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

giveback.ngo/pennsylvania-scholars

Contact Information

(888) 383-9877

PAinfo@giveback.ngo

The Octavius Catto Scholarship

Available to first-time, full-time college students of the Community College of Philadelphia who are graduates of a Philadelphia high school, PA cyber charter, or homeschool program, and were Philadelphia residents for at least 12 months. Students must complete the FAFSA and document an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $8,000, as well as meet predetermined college readiness requirements. The Promise provides last-dollar funding for up to three years for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides various academic resources and services, such as support toward the cost of books, food, transportation, career coaches and advisors, and connection to existing resources like affordable housing, childcare, and other services.

For more information visit

https://www.ccp.edu/catto

Contact Information

(215) 751-8000

Local Programs

Pittsburgh Promise

available to students who are enrolled in a Pittsburgh Public School, or one of its charters, continuously, since at least the beginning of ninth grade. They must be residents of the City of Pittsburgh, continuously since at least the beginning of ninth grade, must maintain a minimum of 2.5 GPA, and a minimum attendance record of 90%. If students have a GPA of 2.0-2.49 and thus do not meet the GPA requirement, they are eligible to enroll in The Promise Extension Program at CCAC. There, they must complete nine credits per semester and maintain at least a 2.0 GPA. Students who complete a full year in the Extension Program become fully Promise eligible. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at any accredited college, university, or trade and technical school in Pennsylvania for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support in career services and books.
For more information visit

pittsburghpromise.org

Contact information

(412) 281-7605

info@pittsburghpromise.org

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Minnesota

State wide Programs

Minnesota State Reconnect

Available to Minnesota residents between the ages of 25 and 61 who have not completed a college award/degree but have completed 15 or more college credits. Additionally, eligible students cannot have been enrolled at an institution for the two academic years prior to enrolling in Reconnect. The Promise can be used at Inver Hills Community College, Lake Superior College, Riverland Community College, or South Central College for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. The Promise provides support including career services, financial education, competency-based education, childcare, counseling, mentoring, food assistance, and transportation benefits. Students can attend college full or part time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

mnreconnect.com

University of Minnesota Promise Scholarship (U Promise)

Available to Minnesota residents with family incomes below $120,000. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at University of Minnesota for the general education requirements needed for a Bachelor’s degree. Must enroll full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

upromise.umn.edu

Contact the appropriate UM campus:

Crookston

umc-fa@umn.edu

(800) 862-6466

Duluth

(800) 232-1339

Morris

(888) 866-3382

Rochester

(507) 258-8457

Twin Cities

onestop@umn.edu

(612) 624-1111

Local

Austin Assurance Scholarship

Available to graduates of Austin/Pacelli Public Schools who have a minimum 2.5 GPA, 18 ACT, and have completed the Be Your Best College Prep Summer Academy at Riverland Community College. Students must be residents within the APS district and the recipient’s fund amount is determined by length of time in the school district. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at Riverland Community College for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers. Students 56 can attend college full or part time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

austinassurance.org

Contact information

Katelyn Flatness, Riverland TRIO/Support Services

(507) 433-0636

katelyn.flatness@riverland.edu 

The Power of YOU (POY)

Available to financial aid-eligible graduates of Saint Paul or Minneapolis public schools, Brooklyn Center Secondary, Columbia Heights High School, Henry Sibley High School, Richfield High School, Robbinsdale Cooper High School, Roseville Area High School, Simley High School, South St. Paul Secondary, or Woodbury High School who meet income requirements and take the Accuplacer. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at Saint Paul College or Minneapolis Community and Technical College for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides supports including career services, counseling and mentoring and has a privately funded incentive program assists students with the cost of books, transportation, meal cards and personal emergency use. Students must apply in their senior year of high school and must enroll full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

saintpaul.edu/admissions/power-of-you-program

Contact information

Sarah Butler, Program Director

(651) 846- 1325

sarah.butler@saintpaul.edu

You can also visit

minneapolis.edu/admissions/poweryou-poy

Contact Information

Arcelle Taylor, The Power of YOU Director

(612) 659-6171

powerofyou@minneapolis.edu

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Kansas

State wide programs

Mallouk Give Back Scholarship (Kansas Scholars)

Available to students who have faced adverse challenges during their youth—such as the incarceration of a parent, homelessness, or foster care. Students must enroll in ninth grade by attending an information session, completing the College Cost Estimator, attending a Turn Back Night, and completing the online application. The Promise is available for four or more semesters and can be used at Kansas State University, Pittsburg State University, Wichita State University, or Baker University for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers, transportation benefits, food assistance, housing assistance, career services, mentoring, and counseling. Must enroll full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

giveback.ngo/petermallouk/kansas-scholars/

Contact information

(888) 383-9877

KSinfo@giveback.ngo

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Illinois

State wide programs

Give Something Back Foundation (Illinois Scholars)

Available to residents of the state of Illinois. To qualify for the Give Back scholarship program, students must have a 3.0 weighted GPA and be eligible for a full federal Pell Grant. Students in 9th grade, must attend an information session and complete an application process. Special consideration will be given to any student that has ever been in foster care, homeless, or has a parent that has been incarcerated. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used Blackburn College, Illinois State University, Lewis University, and University of Illinois towards an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including counseling. Must be a fulltime student to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

https://www. giveback.ngo/scholars-illinois

Contact information

(815)-834-8400

info@giveback.ngo 

Illinois Promise

Available to Illinois residents under the age of 24 who graduated from an Illinois public school, and demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA. Students must have an expected family contribution of $0 and total family assets below $50,000. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign for general education. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers, housing assistance, food assistance, and mentoring. Must enroll full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

ipromise.illinois.edu

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Indiana

State wide programs

21st Century Scholars

Available to Indiana residents who enroll in seventh or eighth grade at an Indiana school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education. Students must have a minimum high school GPA of 2.5 and meet income eligibility guidelines to receive the financial benefit. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used statewide for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Must attend full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

Scholars.in.gov

Contact information

(888) 528-4719

info@che.in.gov.21st 

Century Scholarship Covenant

available to 21st Century Scholars who are admitted to Indiana University and demonstrate unmet financial need. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at Indiana University-Bloomington for a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including career services, counseling, and mentoring. Must attend full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

scholarships.indiana.edu/scholarships/individual/21st-century

Contact information

(812) 855-5779

achieve@indiana.edu


Indiana Workforce Ready Grant

Available to Indiana residents who are high school graduates but do not yet have a college degree. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used toward eligible high-value certificate programs at Ivy Tech Community College, Vincennes University, or other approved providers for a vocational award. Dependent students must attend full time (typically four courses) and financially independent students can attend part time (typically two classes).

For more information visit

in.gov/che/4773.htm

Contact information

Liz Walker, Director of Strategic Initiatives & Convenings

(317) 232-1030

nextleveljobs@che.in.gov


Next Level Jobs

Available to all Indiana residents, the Promise covers tuition in a high-demand certificate program from Ivy Tech, Vincennes University or other approved training provider. Certificate programs include: Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health & Life Sciences, Information Technology & Business Services, and Transportation & Logistics. Must be a full time student to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

http://www.nextleveljobs.org

Contact information

(866) 591-5018

Questions@NextLevelJobs.org


Purdue Promise

Available to 21st Century Scholars who are admitted to Purdue University, demonstrate unmet financial need, and have an expected family income below $50,000. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at Purdue University (West Lafayette) for the general education requirements needed for a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including counseling and mentoring. Must attend full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

purdue.edu/purduepromise

Contact information

Michelle Ashcraft, Director

(765) 494-6357

purduepromise@purdue.edu

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Iowa

State wide programs

Future Ready Iowa

Available to Iowa residents who either enroll in a qualified program of study in the fall immediately following high school graduation OR are adult learners (age 20 and older) who enroll in a qualified program of study full time or part time. The Promise can be used statewide for a vocational degree/certificate at Iowa community colleges or accredited private colleges in Iowa that offer qualified programs of study and that agree to provide student services.

For more information visit

iowacollegeaid.gov/lastdollar

Contact Information

info@iowacollegeaid.gov

(515) 725-3400

List of eligible schools and degree/certificate programs: 

futurereadyiowa.gov/college-list

Local Programs

North Iowa Area Community College (NIACC) Promise

Available to graduates/ residents of a NIACC-area high school or homeschool with an expected family income below $10,000. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at North Iowa Area Community College for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Must enroll as a full-time student to receive the Promise. 

For more information visit

niacc.edu/admissions/tuition-and-aid/scholarships/niacc-promise

Contact Information

Dana Heimbuch, Financial Aid Advisor

(888) 466- 4222 x.4168

dana.heimbuch@niacc.edu

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Georgia

State wide programs

Georgia Hope Grant

Available to Georgia residents who are working toward a certificate or diploma (continuing education programs are not eligible) at an eligible college or university in Georgia. Students must be Georgia residents who are US citizens or eligible non-citizens. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at eligible Georgia colleges and universities for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

For more information visit

gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-grants

Contact Info

(770) 724- 9000

gsfcinfo@gsfc.org

List of eligible colleges

gafutures.org/media/187951/hopegrant-eligible-institutions.pdf 

Georgia HOPE Scholarship

Serves Georgia residents who are US citizens or eligible non-citizens. Students must graduate from an eligible high school with a minimum 3.0 HOPE GPA (as calculated by GSFC) and meet specific rigor course requirements, or if graduating from an ineligible high school,, the student must score in the national composite 75th percentile or higher on the SAT or ACT prior to high school graduation/home study completion/GED. The Promise covers two semesters and can be used at eligible Georgia colleges and universities, for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

For more information visit

gafutures.org/hope-state-aid-programs/hope-zell-miller-scholarships

Contact Information

(770) 724-9000

gsfcinfo@gsfc.org

List of eligible colleges

gafutures.org/media/187935/hope-scholarship-eligible-institutions.pdf

Local 

Achieve Atlanta

Available to students who attended an Atlanta public school (including charters) since 11th grade, have an expected family contribution of $80,000 or less and a minimum 75 GPA. Students must plan to enroll in college in the semester immediately following high school graduation. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at any accredited two- or fouryear institution which has a College Scorecard graduation rate of 44% or more. The Promise can be used for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including financial education, mentoring, and advising. Must be a full-time student to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

achieveatlanta.org/achieve-atlanta-scholarship

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California

State wide programs

Blue and Gold Opportunity Plan

available to California residents attending the state’s UC schools who have a total family income below $80,000 and meet other campus-specific grant aid requirements. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Irvine, UC Los Angeles, UC Merced, UC Riverside, UC San Diego, UC Santa Barbara, or UC Santa Cruz toward a Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers, transportation benefits, and housing assistance. Students can be part time or full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

admission.universityofcalifornia.edu/tuitionfinancial-aid/types-of-aid/blue-and-goldopportunity-plan.html

Contact information

(800) 207- 1710

ucinfo@applyucsupport.net

The California College Promise Grant

(formerly the BOG waiver)

Available to California students who qualify for at least one of the following: Cal Grant, an unmet need of $1,104 or more, is a current recipient of TANF/CalWORKS, (SSI/SSP), has certification / documentation from the California Department of Veterans Affairs, California National Guard Adjutant General, California Victim Compensation and Government Claims Board, or other public agency that you are eligible for a dependent’s fee waiver; or has a family income equal to or less than 150% of the federal poverty line.

The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at any of California’s community colleges for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

For more information visit

home.cccapply.org/money/california-college-promise-grant

Contact information

(916) 327-5356

pdorr@cccco.edu

Give Something Back -must register in 9th grade

Available to California residents who are Pell-eligible and have a minimum 3.0 GPA. Students must enroll in 9th grade by attending an information session, completing the College Cost Estimator, attending a Turn Back Night, and completing the online application. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at Chapman University, California State University-San Bernardino, or University of La Verne toward a Bachelor’s degree.

Additionally, the Promise provides support including housing assistance, career services, financial education, mentoring, and counseling. Must enroll full time to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

giveback.ngo/california-scholars

Contact information

(888) 383-9877

cainfo@giveback.ngo

Golden Promise

Available to a limited number of California residents who will be first-time college students. Those eligible will receive free tuition until program capacity is reached. The Promise covers two semesters and can be used at Golden West College for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers, and transportation benefits. Must be a full-time student to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

goldenwestcollege.edu/goldenpromise

Local Programs

Contra Costa Community College District’s FT3 Promise is available to California residents who will be first-time college students. The Promise covers two semesters and can be used at Contra Costa College (CCC: San Pablo), Diablo Valley College (DVC: Pleasant Hill & San Ramon), and Los Medanos College (LMC: Pittsburg & Brentwood) for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers, child care, counseling, and transportation benefits. Must be a fulltime student to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

4cd.edu/ed/cp/default.aspx

Contact Information

Vickie Ferguson, Project Director/Dean of Student Services

(925) 969-2106

vferguson@contracosta.edu

Ohlone Promise

Available to a limited number of graduates from Fremont Unified School District, Newark Unified School District, or New Haven Unified School District. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at Ohlone College for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Additionally, the Promise provides support including textbook vouchers. Must be a full-time student to receive the Promise.

For more information visit

ohlone.edu/foundation/ohlonepromisescholarship

Contact Information

The Ohlone College Foundation Office

(510) 659-6020

foundation@ohlone.edu

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Arkansas

State wide programs

The Academic Challenge Scholarships

This program is available to students who attended an AR public, private, or homeschool with a minimum ACT of 19. Nontraditional students must have graduated from AR public school with 2.5 GPA OR a minimum ACT of 19.

The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at:

  • Arkansas State University Jonesboro
  • Arkansas Tech University
  • Henderson State University
  • Southern Arkansas University-Magnolia
  • University of Central Arkansas
  • Arkansas Northeastern College
  • ASU Beebe
  • ASU Mountain Home
  • ASU Mid-South
  • ASU Newport
  • Black River Technical College
  • Cossatot Community College UA
  • College of the Ouachitas
  • East Arkansas Community College, North Arkansas College
  • National Park College
  • Northwest AR Community College
  • Ozarka College
  • Phillips Community College UA
  • South Arkansas Community College
  • SAU-Tech, UA Community College Hope
  • UA Community College Morrilton
  • UA Rich Mountain Community College
  • UA Pulaski Technical College
  • Southeast Arkansas College, UA Community College Batesville
  • University of Arkansas Fayetteville
  • UA Fort Smith
  • UA Little Rock, UA Monticello
  • UA for Medical Sciences
  • UA Pine Bluff
  • Crowley’s Ridge Technical Institute
  • Northwest Technical Institute
    • for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree.

For more information, visit:

scholarships.adhe.edu/scholarships-and-programs/high-school

To contact:

(501) 371-2000

finaid@adhe.edu

The Arkansas Future Grants

serves students from an Arkansas public school, private school, home school, or who have received a high school equivalency diploma approved by another state or verify students have resided within the state for the three (3) years immediately preceding application.

Students must maintain satisfactory academic progress as determined by the approved institution of higher education. Students are required to receive monthly mentoring from a mentor from an organization determined by the Department of Higher Education; and complete at least 15 hours of community service each semester the student receives a grant; and reside in this state for three consecutive years and be employed beginning within six months after receiving an Associate’s degree or a certification. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used Statewide for vocational programs.

For more information, visit:

scholarships.adhe.edu/scholarships/detail/arfutures

To contact:

(501)-977- 5153

finaid@adhe.edu

Local

The Arkadelphia Promise

Available to all graduates of Arkadelphia High School, beginning with the 2011 graduating class who receive the Arkansas Academic Challenge (Lottery) Scholarship. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at a college of the recipient’s choice for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Must be a full-time student to receive Promise.

For more information, visit:

arkadelphiapromise.com

Contact information

Jason Jones

(870) 210-1271
jjones@arkadelphiapromise.com 

Conway County School Counts!

Available to Conway County students who achieve 90-95% attendance record, 9 take more than the minimum number of credits required to graduate and receive no transcript grades below a “C.” The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at the University of Arkansas Community College at Morrilton for a vocational award. Must be a full-time student to receive Promise.

For more information visit:

ccschoolcounts.org

Contact Info:

Lawana Lyon

(501) 977-5153

ccschoolcounts@yahoo.com

El Dorado Promise

is available to students who graduate from and have attended an El Dorado Public School since at least 9th grade. The Promise covers four or more semesters and can be used at any accredited two- or four year, public, or private educational institution in the US for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Must be a full-time student to receive Promise.

For more information visit:

eldoradopromise.com

Contact Info

(870) 864-5128. 

Great River Promise-Arkansas Northeastern

Available to students who attend four years at a Mississippi County Public School, achieve a 95% attendance and punctuality record, and have no drug or DWI offenses. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at Arkansas Northeastern College for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Must be a full-time student to receive Promise.

For more information visit:

anc.edu/promise

Contact Info

(870) 762-1020 x.1160

rgifford@smail.anc.edu

The Great River Promise-Phillips Community College

is available to students who attend four years at an Arkansas or Phillips County high school, achieve high school attendance requirements, and have no drug or DUI offenses. The Promise covers four semesters and can be used at Phillips Community College for a vocational award or for the general education requirements needed for an Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree. Must be a full-time student to receive Promise.

For more information visit

pccua. edu/admissions-financial-aid/scholarships/the-great-river-promise

Contact Info for the DeWitt Campus

Diana Graves,
Director Of Public School Relations & PCC Development Officer:

(870) 946-3506 x.1608

dgraves@pccua.edu

Contact Info for the Helena Campus:

Kyunta McCoy

(870) 338-6474 x.1363

kmccoy@pccua.edu