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Promise Programs

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