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    Lansing Promise Dinner — April 27th

    Save the date for the Lansing Promise Dinner on April 27th, from 6-9pm. Tickets go on sale March 1st. More details to follow. Are you in?


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    Lansing Promise Partnering with Olivet College

    Starting Fall Semester 2016 the Lansing Promise will begin offering scholarships to Olivet College in addition to Lansing Community College and Michigan State University.


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    Thank you Tom Izzo!

    Tom Izzo introducing Lansing Promise students at our Magic Johnson event that raised over $1.1 million dollars for Lansing students.


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    Lansing’s Dream is Possible

    In providing a quality college education to Lansing children, we give them the added edge to compete in a rapidly changing world of opportunity, strengthen our City’s future talent pool, positively impact Lansing’s economic condition and transform our community.

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    Our Dream is your Success

    Our youth is our investment into the future of Lansing. We encourage you to give in a way that is as significant as their potential for success. Your contribution in the Lansing Promise Scholarship Program will help enable Lansing to educate our way to a more prosperous future.

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    Your Dream is Our Promise

    The Promise provides Lansing high school students with the opportunity to further advance their potential and capabilities at the post-secondary education level through a unique paid scholarship program. It creates a promise of hope for their future.

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    Education Matters

    “Ninety percent of the fastest growing jobs require post-secondary education or training, and yet we’re not equipping enough of our citizens, especially people of color, to seize these opportunities.”  Margaret Spellings, Former Secretary of Education

Welcome to the Lansing Promise

The Lansing Promise is a scholarship program designed to transform the lives of students, families and the Lansing community. It offer a promise of hope for Lansing’s youth and a long-term goal of changing the culture of Lansing into a well-educated, vibrant, prosperous community for years to come. It inspires students to complete high school, sharpens focus on academic achievement and provides a direct path to post-secondary educational opportunities.


The Promise is an award offered to graduates of public and private schools within the Lansing School District (“LSD”) boundaries. It provides the financial assistance necessary to obtain a two-year degree or its equivalent at an eligible school. Students who are striving to successfully complete their high school education will be met with several scholarship options for post-secondary education through two powerful higher education institutions – Lansing Community College and Michigan State University.

Student Spotlight

“Why take out $40,000 in loans when you can have your tuition paid for? The scholarship helps make school more affordable and takes the pressure off so my focus can be on accomplishing success at school.”
Lansing Promise Scholar Cecilia Major
Learn more…

“Thanks to the H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program, I was able to graduate from LCC last year with my general associate’s degree and debt free! This scholarship gave me the drive I needed after high school to continue my education.”
H.O.P.E scholar Cyndi Gallegos
Learn more…

Lansing Promise News

Olivet College joins Lansing Promise, offers $14,000 scholarships

Posted on May 25, 2016

LANSING – Olivet College will offer an annual $14,000 scholarship to eligible Lansing Read More...

Comcast Newsmakers: Justin Sheehan – Executive Director

Posted on May 17, 2016

Justin Sheehan – Executive Director

Earth, Wind and Fire rock Magic Johnson’s Lansing Promise dinner

Posted on May 13, 2016

LANSING – Earvin “Magic” Johnson returned to his hometown Thursday evening with Read More...

Magic Johnson’s Lansing Promise dinner raises $1.1M for scholarships

Posted on May 13, 2016

LANSING – Earvin “Magic” Johnson promised another million dollar night in Lansing Read More...

Staudt: Magic’s Lansing Promise dinner a hot ticket

Posted on April 23, 2016

I predict the Lansing Promise Scholarship dinner will become the toughest Read More...

Emergent Biosolutions gives $50K to Lansing Promise

Posted on April 13, 2016

LANSING – Emergent Biosolutions will present a $50,000 donation to the Lansing Promise scholarship Read More...

Lansing Promise hires first executive director

Posted on November 13, 2015

  LANSING – The first executive director of the Lansing Promise Read More...

Lansing Promise begins search for executive director

Posted on August 6, 2015

LANSING – The Lansing Promise Scholarship Program has raised roughly $2.5 million Read More...

A message from Earvin Magic Johnson

Posted on April 27, 2015

  I couldn’t be more excited to return home to Lansing Read More...

Kellie Dean discusses Lansing Promise on MI Business Rap

Posted on February 19, 2014

Lansing Promise Board Chair Kellie Dean discusses Lansing Promise on WQTX Read More...

Donate to the Lansing Promise

Education is for all of us, a bridge to a life of meaning and purpose. Your gift to the Lansing Promise will help a student make those next important steps across that bridge. It takes an average of $2,500 per year for Lansing Promise to support each student served. Those dollars provide scholarships, and other educational supports that can set the stage for future success. Donate now!

Promise Eligibility Check List

  • Graduated from a Lansing High School
  • Attended for Four Consecutive Years
  • Live within the Lansing School District
  • Accepted to MSU or LCC