The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship covers the cost of GRCC tuition, fees and textbooks. Whether you plan to transfer to a four-year university or join the workforce, GRCC’s degree and job training certificate programs offer something for every student, every interest, every future.
As soon as you graduate, you’re a Promise Zone Student!
The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship ensures that all students who live within the city of Grand Rapids and graduate from one of the 24 public, public charter, or private high schools located within the city limits of Grand Rapids have free access to Grand Rapids Community College’s Associate’s degree and job training and certification programs.
Access Your Scholarship in 5 Easy Steps
GRCC is an open-door institution. This means anyone can get access to a high quality education that will set them up for a great career, or get them ready to transfer to a four-year college or university.
Get started at: grcc.edu/apply
Transcript and SAT scores should be submitted to the GRCC Enrollment Center:
Mail: GRCC Admission
143 Bostwick NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
You may need to complete the GRCC placement test based on your high school transcript and SAT scores. Don’t worry! It’s not a pass or fail test. GRCC will simply use the results to help you decide which courses to take first.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required to be eligible for the Promise Zone Scholarship. We realize not everyone can file a FAFSA. If you have concerns about filing a FAFSA or you are unable to complete a FAFSA, please contact the Promise Zone Director via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (616) 234-4321.
Don’t be concerned if you get selected for FAFSA verification. Turn in the additional documents requested right away, before the semester starts.
Get started at fafsa.gov
During orientation you will meet with an academic advisor and register for classes.
Register at grcc.edu/NewStudent
Congratulations and welcome to the GRCC family!
We are excited to have you join our campus community.
Eligible Promise Zone High Schools
Grand Rapids Public School District
To receive the full Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship, you must be both a resident of Grand Rapids, Michigan and attend and graduate from one of the high schools listed below since 10th grade.
C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy
Grand Rapids City High School
Grand Rapids Learning Center
Grand Rapids Montessori High School
Grand Rapids Public Museum School
Grand Rapids University Prep
Innovation Central High School
Ottawa Hills High School
Southeast Career Pathways
Southwest Community Campus High School
Union High School
Grand Rapids Adventist Academy
Grand Rapids Catholic Central High School
Grand Rapids Christian High School
Grand Rapids Covenant House Academy
Hope Academy of West Michigan
Lake Michigan Academy
NorthPointe Christian High School
NexTech High School
Plymouth Christian High School
Sacred Heart Academy High School
Wellspring Preparatory High School
West Catholic High School
West Michigan Aviation Academy
If you moved to Grand Rapids or started attending one of these schools since the beginning of 11th grade, you still qualify for 50% of the Promise Zone scholarship.
How Much Are You Eligible For?
Started School & Started Living in the City of Grand Rapids
Before 10th Grade
Before 11th Grade