Summer PROMISE Awards
Only current PROMISE recipients can receive a Summer PROMISE
A summer award counts as a semester of utilization toward the
maximum number of available semesters. A student seeking a
bachelor's degree is eligible to receive a PROMISE Scholarship for
no more than eight semesters of a four-year degree program. 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. (Students transitioning from two-year
degree program to a four-year degree program must achieve renewal
requirements after their second year to continue scholarship
To be eligible for a summer award, a student must be
academically eligible for scholarship continuation at the end of
the spring semester preceding the summer that assistance is
Students, other than those graduating at the end of the summer
or fall term of enrollment, must be enrolled for at least 12 credit
The hours requirement can be waived for students willing to
utilize a semester of eligibility towards their maximum number of
semesters of eligibility. You may submit a waiver request when
filing the summer application or by submitting a written request to
our office by email to PROMISE@wvhepc.edu.
Students graduating at the end of the summer term or fall term
are only required to enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours.
To be eligible for a summer award a student must submit an
application by the deadline. Summer awards will be made in early
June for eligible students who meet the May 15 priority deadline;
students with tuition and fees due before June may be responsible
for payment. Contact your institution for further information
concerning your payment.
Summer PROMISE eligibility cannot be determined until June, once
final grades are determined for the preceding spring term and your
home institution notifies our office of your academic eligibility.
Your eligibility will also depend on whether you are currently
registered for the required credits during the 2019 summer term(s).
You should register for courses for the summer term(s) by May 15,
the priority deadline.
Summer awards are dependent upon the availability of funding.
Should there be limited funding for summer assistance, priority for
summer awards will be based on class rank, with the highest
priority given to students closest to graduation.
If you need to make changes to a summer PROMISE application that
has already been submitted or if you would like to cancel or
decline your summer award, please contact our office at
If you are a current PROMISE recipient applying to utilize a
summer PROMISE award, but did not utilize a PROMISE award in the
spring term, you need to contact our office regarding a deferment
before a summer PROMISE award can be processed.
Summer PROMISE timeline
Summer PROMISE Application
If you have questions regarding your application, please contact
our office at 304-558-4618 or your school's financial aid
Frequently Asked Questions