PROMISE Scholarship Program Renewal
For a student to retain or have the PROMISE award renewed each
year, the student must:
- Be continuously enrolled as a full-time student.
- Maintain a 2.75 grade point average on a 4.0 scale the first
year and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in subsequent
- Complete and earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in each 12 month
Scholars are not required to reapply to the scholarship yearly.
Scholarships are automatically renewed if students meet the renewal
requirements at the end of a year of enrollment. Scholars may use
subsequent summer sessions at their own expense to meet the
requirements for renewal.
Eligibility for renewal is determined by the scholar's
institution at the end of a year of scholarship utilization, based
on first-time semester enrollment. For example: Scholars enrolling
in their first semester of college during the fall semester will
have the fall, spring, and summer semesters to meet the renewal
requirements. Scholars enrolling in their first semester of college
during the spring semester are considered "off track" and will have
the spring, summer and fall semesters to meet renewal
Terms of Eligibility
A student seeking an associate degree is eligible to receive a
PROMISE Scholarship for no more than four total semesters of a
two-year degree program. Associate degree students must maintain
the cumulative 3.0 required of students enrolled in baccalaureate
A student seeking a bachelor's degree is eligible to receive a
PROMISE Scholarship for no more than eight semesters of a four-year
If a student enrolls in summer school to attain the minimum 30
credit hours required, or achieve the grade point average required,
he or she shall not receive a PROMISE scholarship for that summer
school enrollment. Such summer school enrollments must be completed
before the commencement of a regular semester at the PROMISE
eligible institution the student regularly attends. Summer school
credits may be obtained from an out-of-state institution, with
approval of the home institution.
Credits included/excluded from the cumulative GPA
College credits earned prior to the first semester of enrollment
are not considered when determining the student's eligibility for
renewal of the scholarship.
All college credit hours and corresponding grades beginning with
the first semester of regular enrollment (fall or spring semester
following graduation from high school) must be counted in
determining PROMISE Scholarship eligibility, regardless of whether
or not the college accepts these credits.
Credit for a course taken again during the same award year,
including the summer, to improve a grade, or for any other purpose,
will only be counted once towards meeting the hours
Frequently Asked Questions