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Alma College Joins the Detroit Promise as a Four-year Partner

Program covers full tuition for qualified students graduating from any high school located in the City of Detroit.

Commencement 2018Commencement 2018Alma College has partnered with the Detroit Promise program, offering full-tuition scholarships to qualified Detroit students who meet academic standards.

Administered by the Detroit Regional Chamber, the Detroit Promise ensures that any Detroit-resident student graduating from any high school in the city of Detroit will have a tuition-free path to an associate degree, technical certificate or bachelor’s degree at participating community colleges and four-year colleges and universities.

Through a combined financial aid package that incorporates state and federal aid and Alma College scholarships, eligible students will have full tuition covered by this program.

“We’re honored to partner with Detroit Promise, a program that provides an incredible opportunity for Detroit students to achieve their educational goals,” says Alma College President Jeff Abernathy.

“Alma has a history of supporting students from the Detroit area, such as with our Detroit Future Scholarship program, which has improved access to Alma College for many students from Detroit,” says Abernathy. “Partnering with Detroit Promise further strengthens our commitment to those students.”

To qualify for the program, students must:

  • Attend a Detroit high school for four years and graduate,
  • Obtain a 3.0 cumulative GPA as of Feb. 15 of their senior year,
  • Earn a score of at least 21 on the ACT or at least 1060 on the SAT.

To remain eligible for continued funding at a participating college or university, students must maintain a minimum 2.5 overall GPA, remain on track to complete a degree within four years and be enrolled as a full-time student successfully passing and completing at least 24 credits per school year.

Alma College becomes the 19th four-year partner to join and the 25th postsecondary institution to partner in the program. As an unlimited partner, Alma has no limit to the number of scholarships it can award to Detroit students.

Story published on September 11, 2018