Applications for the 2019-20 academic year were due by March 1, 2019. Late applications will be accepted with a $50 late fee. Please click the link below to apply.

Promise Zone Scholarship Application


  1. Please review the list of qualifications before applying. Please note that all first-year applicants must plan to attend Muskegon Community College or an approved apprenticeship program.


  1. Applications will be due to the Promise Zone by March 1 of each year (or the following business day if that date falls on a weekend).
  2. Initial determination of eligibility and notification of Promise Zone Scholarship awards will be made by June 30.

Final Documentation:

By June 30 of each year, students will be required to submit final documentation, such as their college email address, acceptance of award and college acceptance letter. For homeschool students, a high school transcript signed by parent as true and accurate and a copy of the students SAT scores are required.  Please use the Documentation Submission Form to send documents after you have submitted your 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.