1. Please review the eligibility requirements on our FAQ page before applying. Please note that all first-year applicants must plan to attend Muskegon Community College or an approved apprenticeship program.

first year applicants:

  1. Applications will be due to the Promise Zone by March 1 of each year.
  2. Initial determination of eligibility and notification of Promise Zone Scholarship awards will be made by June 30.

The application window of the 2021-2022 school year has closed.


Annually, students will be expected to renew their eligibility by completing a new Recipient Renewal Application. The online Renewal Application Form will be available in June of each year. Current Promise Scholars will receive an email and/or text alerting them when the renewal application is available.

An end-of-year transcript is required to be included with all renewal applications.

The winter renewal window is now open through 4:00pm on Friday, December 10, 2021. Please use the online form, linked below, to submit a renewal for the Winter 2022 Semester. A current unofficial transcript must be included.

Winter 2022 Semester Renewal Form



For students wishing to appeal the eligibility decision of the Promise Zone Board, an Appeal Request Form must be submitted to Promise Zone Board no later than:
August 1 (Fall Semester)
December 1 (Winter Semester)
April 1 (Summer Semester)

An approved appeal is required for first year college students to take summer classes.

An appeal is not required for returning students to take summer classes.

Questions: Call 231.924.8888 or email