Newaygo Promise Zone
2023 Newaygo County Area Promise Zone Scholarship Application

Application due March 1, 2023
**There is a $50 late fee for submitting an application after the March 1st deadline. 
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To qualify for the Newaygo County Area Promise Zone Scholarship, students must:
  • Graduate from a Newaygo County high school or a registered Newaygo County homeschool and reside in the NC RESA service area. Homeschool students must provide a transcript and SAT scores during the application process.  Unregistered homeschool students are not eligible.
  • Achieve a minimum final and unweighted high school GPA of 3.0 (or a minimum GPA of 2.0 to qualify for an apprenticeship program).
  • Attend grades 7th-12th in a qualifying school. The level of assistance is prorated based on the number of years attending 7th-12th grade:  100% – 6 Years; 90% – 5 Years; 80% – 4 Years; 60%-3 Years; 40% -2 years; 20% – 1 year.  Homeschool student scholarship proration is based on registration with NC RESA for grades 7th-12th with their first year of registration beginning their proration.
  • Begin using the scholarship within one year of high school graduation and complete the associate degree program (up to 62 credits) within three years from beginning the scholarship.
  • Complete the FAFSA application and highly recommend submitting scholarship applications to the Gerber Foundation and Fremont Area Community Foundation.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student (recommended 15 credits per semester, minimum 12 credits per semester). 
  • Be continually enrolled for all fall and winter semesters at Muskegon Community College until completion of the scholarship program (attendance during summer semester is optional).
  • Attend MCC or an approved apprenticeship program with a commitment to complete an associates degree. 
The Promise Zone scholarship will pay for up to 62 total attempted credits towards an associates degree, and does not cover books and/or housing.

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