College Promise Celebrates 30 New Promise Programs on its 5-Year Anniversary
College Promise is proud to recognize 5 years of sustained growth in the movement -- this year alone it celebrates the addition of 30 programs to the College Promise Program Catalog.
A century ago, our nation made high school free and accessible for all, with the understanding that a high school education provided the necessary skills to compete in the 20th-century economy. Today, a high school education is no longer enough to equip students with the needed skills to compete in the highly competitive, global economy.
When College Promise launched in September 2015, there were 53 Promise programs across the nation. Today, nearly 360 Promise programs are underway across 47 states. Statewide Promise programs, created and funded through state legislatures, have grown to 30 states, including the District of Columbia, guaranteeing their unique versions of the College Promise for eligible residents. Communities and states have picked up this call to action because they share the common goal to increase the number of college graduates to meet the economic, social, and civic demands of a prosperous nation.
College Promise is introducing students, families, and school counselors to the hundreds of programs available across the nation. The 2020 update to the College Promise Program Catalog provides useful information about each program including its eligibility requirements, the college(s) attached to the program, any support services provided, and whether a student must attend college full time to receive the scholarship.
The 30 programs added in the Fall 2020 update to the catalog include:
Washington Center Program Tuition Waiver
Muskegon Area Promise
Give Something Back Foundation (New Jersey Scholars)
The Octavius Catto Scholarship
Angelina Challenge Award
Rising Star Program
Texas Advance Commitment
UTPB Falcon Promise
Community College Access Program
Home State Promise
WA Opportunity Grant
Adopt a Fifth Grader
Cypress College Promise
EVC First Year Promise
West Hills President's Scholars Program
Passport to Promise
Give Something Back Foundation (Delaware Scholars)
Give Something Back Foundation (Illinois Scholars)
Next Level Jobs
Cherokee County Promise
Howard P. Rawlings Guaranteed Access Grant