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Do you live in the Grand Rapids Public Schools service area?*


Do you attend a 
high school in the
City of Grand Rapids?


Keep up the good work.
As soon as you graduate, you’re a Promise Zone Student!

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.


Eligible Promise Zone High Schools

To receive the full Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship, you must reside within the Grand Rapids Public Schools service area, attend one of the high schools listed below since 10th grade, and graduate from one of the high schools listed below. Please note: Attendance at one of the below schools and residence within the GRPS service area must be continuous from 10th grade through graduation in order to receive the full scholarship.

C.A. Frost Environmental Science Academy

Grace Christian 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

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

Lake Michigan Academy

If you moved to Grand Rapids and started attending one of these schools in 11th grade, you still qualify for 50% of the Promise Zone scholarship.

How Much Are You Eligible For?

Continuously Attended and Graduated from a Promise Zone-Eligible High School & Resided Within the Grand Rapids Public Schools Service Area

Scholarship Amount

Before 10th Grade


Before 11th Grade


12th Grade


Use Grand Rapids Public Schools’ Attendance Area Finder to see if you live within the GRPS service area. 

  • Enter your address into the Attendance Area Finder 
  • If GRPS schools appear in the results, your residence is Promise Zone-eligible.
  • If you receive the message, "We are sorry, but the address you entered is either incorrect or not within the district boundaries,” your residence is not Promise Zone-eligible.


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