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.

2021-22 Renewal Application



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