The Flint Promise Scholarship is a phenomenal program for Genesee County students, but some families still have questions about how it works.

The Flint Promise Scholarship is a new program that gives Flint graduates the opportunity to attend participating colleges for little to no out of pocket cost. The program started with just Mott Community College, but since has added U of M Flint, and Kettering University.

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While this is a life changing opportunity for Flint students, it doesn't mean anything if students and families don't know how to take advantage of it. That's why it's such a great thing that the Flint Promise program is hosting a virtual informational session coming up this weekend.

The session will happen this Saturday, March 27th at 10am. The info session will be broadcast on Facebook Live and on a live YouTube stream.

The best part about this virtual session is that it will give parents and students a chance to ask questions to representatives from all participating schools. There are so many times that great programs are created, but never utilized because the public just doesn't know about them. The Flint Promise program is working hard to make sure that every eligible student is aware of this amazing opportunity.

There are a few requirements listed on the Flint Promise website to qualify for the scholarship.

  • Graduate from a high school located within the City of Flint, or receive a GED in the City of Flint, in or after 2018
  • Reside within the City of Flint at the time of graduation
  • Graduate with a 1.8 GPA or higher
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA) and meet and maintain the requirements for Federal Student Aid.
  • Apply to a participating college or university
  • Be age 24 or younger

You can get a list of participating high schools here.

 

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