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LANSING PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
Students must apply for the Promise within one year of graduation or completion of a General Education Degree (“GED”). Eligible students will receive funding for tuition and mandatory fees at Lansing Community College (“LCC”) to cover a maximum of 65 credits, or the financial equivalence of 65 credits at the LCC tuition rate toward the total cost of tuition and mandatory fees at Michigan State University (“MSU”). Upon board direction, monies may be designated for educational improvement activities designed to increase readiness for postsecondary education at public schools located within the boundaries of the LSD.

ELIGIBILITY

To qualify for the Promise, students must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Reside within the boundaries of the LSD.
  2. As indicated under “Extent of Benefits” attend, for four or more consecutive years, and graduate from a public or non-public school located within the boundaries of the LSD; or attend, for eight or more consecutive years, a public or non-public school located within the boundaries of the LSD and obtain a GED before age 20.
  3. Meet federal eligibility requirements to apply for federal student aid and complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (“FAFSA”) each year.
  4. Be admitted to and enrolled at an eligible school.
  5. Complete Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (“FERPA”) release to the Lansing Promise Zone Authority (“LPZA”) Board.
  6. Complete a waiver of the Lansing Helping Other People Excel (“H.O.P.E.”) scholarship.

TERMS OF SCHOLARSHIP

All students must apply for and accept all federal and state grants before the amount of the Promise will be determined for a given year. Students who are Lansing H.O.P.E. Scholarship-eligible must waive their H.O.P.E. scholarship in order to receive the Lansing Promise scholarship. The Promise may be used to replace or supplement loans, work-study opportunities, private scholarships, or expected family contributions, but the Promise may not be used to replace federal or state grants or scholarships.

Students must maintain compliance with the eligible school’s academic standards and make regular progress towards a degree or certification. Students must complete a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. Students will have a maximum of four years from high school graduation or GED completion to use Promise monies.

 

ELIGIBLE POST-SECONDARY SCHOOLS
Lansing Community College
Michigan State University – including LCC transfer students

 

EXTENT OF BENEFITS
For eligible students, the amount of the Promise will be awarded on the basis of length of consecutive attendance at a public or non-public school within the boundaries of the LSD, as follows:

K-12…………100%                  6-12………….100%                 12-12…………None

1-12………….100%                  7-12…………..100%                Eight consecutive years and GED completion before age 20……………100%

2-12………….100%                  8-12…………..100%

3-12………….100%                  9-12…………..100%

4-12………….100%                  10-12…………None

5-12………….100%                  11-12…………None

 

FINANCIAL SUPPORT FOR LANSING PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS
The funds necessary to provide Lansing Promise scholarship awards will be provided by donations, tax revenues, and other eligible sources.

 

CONTACT
If you have any specific questions about the Lansing Promise or eligibility please send them to info@lansingpromise.org.

 

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