Students & Parents

Flint Promise is a scholarship program for graduates of high schools located in the city of Flint. By covering the cost of tuition after federal grants and other scholarships have been applied, Flint Promise allows eligible students to attend participating colleges for little to no cost. In doing so, the scholarship program provides increased access to higher education for Flint’s young people and represents a continuous investment in the city’s future.

 

Enrollment for the scholarship begins March 1. In the meantime, students are encouraged to complete their FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), which is a requirement of the Flint Promise application.

 

Eligible high schools and GED programs:

  • Accelerated Learning Academy
  • Flint Northwestern High School
  • Flint Southwestern Classical Academy
  • Flint/Genesee Job Corps
  • Gateway to College – Mott Community College
  • Genesee Early College
  • International Academy of Flint
  • Michigan School for the Deaf
  • Mott Middle College
  • Powers Catholic High School
  • WAY Academy

Top 10 Facts about Flint Promise

  • Flint Promise is available to eligible students who graduate in 2018 or later.
  • There are 11 high schools and GED programs that are eligible for Flint Promise.
  • Students may apply for the scholarship through the age of 24.
  • The scholarship covers 25 to 100 percent of final tuition costs based on the number of years a student has attended an eligible high school and lived in the City of Flint.
  • Flint Promise currently partners with Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint.
  • Over 50 percent of the students in the 2018 Flint Promise cohort are expected to be first-generation college students.[1]
  • The Flint Promise scholarship fund, which will be supported by both public funding and private contributions, started with $2 million in donations from Consumers Energy Foundation and Tom Gores, Founder of FlintNOW.
  • By 2020, 65 percent of all jobs in the U.S. will require postsecondary education and training beyond high school.[2]
  • Over the course of a lifetime, a college graduate will earn approximately $1 million more than a high school graduate.[3]
  • Enrollment opens March 1, 2018.

[1] Mott Community College’s Institutional Research Office

[2] Recovery: Job Growth & Education Requirements through 2020 – Georgetown University

[3] The Economic Value of College Majors – Georgetown University