PROMISE Scholarship Program Renewal Requirements

PROMISE Scholarship Program Renewal Requirements

For a student to retain or have the PROMISE award renewed each year, the student must:

  • Maintain a 2.75 cumulative grade point average on a 4.0 scale the first year and a 3.0 cumulative grade point average in subsequent years.

  • Complete and earn a minimum of 30 credit hours in each 12 month period.

  • Remain continuously enrolled as a full time student (scholars are not required to be full time or meet renewal during their final two semesters of scholarship eligibility).

Scholars may use subsequent summer sessions at their own expense to meet the requirements for renewal (see below).

Eligibility for renewal is determined by your institution at the end of a year of scholarship utilization, based on your first-time semester of regular enrollment.

  • FALL ENROLLMENT: 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.

  • SPRING ENROLLMENT: 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 requirements.

  • Late PROMISE Awards: Any Student receiving their first award in the spring, due to a late application and/or FAFSA, will have the subsequent spring, summer, and fall semesters to meet the renewal requirements.

It is important that you understand the requirements for renewal. If you lose the scholarship, you cannot regain it at a later time.

PROMISE Scholars are not required to reapply to the scholarship yearly but are encouraged to file the FAFSA on a yearly basis, to see if you qualify for any other types of financial aid.

Credits included/excluded from the cumulative GPA calculation.

Any college credits earned prior to the first semester of enrollment are not considered when determining a student's eligibility for renewal. This includes any dual credit coursework taken while in high school or credits obtained during the summer term before the first fall semester.

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 requirement.

Summer Credits

Scholars may use subsequent summer sessions (at their own expense) to meet the requirements for renewal.

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 award for that summer school enrollment. Summer school courses must be completed before the commencement of a regular semester at the PROMISE eligible institution the student regularly attends.

 

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