Flint Promise Now Accepting Applications

The Courier Flint students can now apply for the Flint Promise scholarship. Flint Promise is available to Flint residents who will graduate from a high school or GED program located in Flint in 2018 or later. > Read More

Area high school students can soon apply for Flint Promise scholarship

Flint Township View FLINT, MI – High school seniors in the Class of 2018 can soon apply for the Flint Promise (#flintpromise) scholarship, beginning March 1.   To prepare students and parents for registration, a town hall meeting was held today highlighting how the new scholarship program will work.   > Read More

Town hall meeting discusses new scholarship program in Flint

Coty Kuschinsky | WNEM FLINT, MI – Many young folks are planning for their future and a part of that is deciding which college they will attend, but tuition can be pretty expensive.   Now teens in one Mid-Michigan city will be able to go to college thanks to a program that’s about to start.   The […]

Flint Promise Zone creates ‘economic bridge’ for students to attend college

By Roberto Acosta | MLive.com FLINT, MI – Students in Flint will now have the opportunity to obtain funding for their college education after Gov. Rick Snyder signed a law creating a promise zone for the city. Snyder signed the bill Monday, Nov. 6, during a press conference at Kettering University’s FIRST Robotics Community Center. […]

Flint ‘promise zone’ college tuition plan wins approval

Jonathan Oosting | Detroit News Lansing — Flint and up to four other Michigan communities with high child poverty rates could become “promise zones” to provide local students with tuition-free college under legislation sent Wednesday to Gov. Rick Snyder’s desk. The Michigan Senate approved the bill in a 35-2 vote, signing off on a final […]

Flint Promise Zone legislation gets OK from Michigan House committee

By Ron Fonger | MLive.com FLINT, MI — Legislation to create a Flint Promise Zone has been passed by the Michigan House Education Reform Committee, another step in a new effort to help send more Flint students to college. The bill, sponsored by Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich, D-Flint, is headed to the full state […]

Tom Gores, Consumers Energy pledge $2 million to send Flint kids to college

By Ron Fonger | MLive.com FLINT, MI — Detroit Pistons owner Tom Gores and the Consumers Energy Foundation have pledged $2 million in seed money to start a Flint Promise program that could start awarding college scholarships to the graduating class of 2018. Matching $1-million commitments from Gores and Consumers were announced in a news […]