Flint Promise returns for third year

FLINT — As Flint Promise embarks on its third year, the scholarship program will host an informational meeting for graduating seniors, parents, school counselors and interested community members on March 21. The event will be held at 10 a.m. at Berston Field House, at 3300 Saginaw St., Flint.

“The Flint Promise scholarship is an investment in the future of Flint,” said James Avery, director of Education & Training at the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce, which administers the scholarship program.

According to Avery, the meeting will cover basics including eligibility requirements, how the scholarship can be used and what kind of wraparound supports are available.

Flint Promise first launched in 2018 and is designed for students who live in the city of Flint and graduate or earn a GED from a high school located in the city of Flint. The scholarship covers up to 100 percent of a student’s tuition and book fees after federal grants and other scholarships are applied. It also connects each student with a success coach to assist them with academic and personal support.

Currently, there are more than 160 students enrolled in the scholarship program, which is available at Kettering University, Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint.

To be eligible for the scholarship, applicants must:

Graduate from a high school located within the City of Flint, or receive a GED in the City of Flint, in or after 2018

Reside within the City of Flint at the time of graduation

Graduate with a 1.8 GPA or higher

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Apply to a participating college or university

Be age 24 or younger

Details: Visit theflintpromise.org. — G.G.