Colorado Springs school district announces expansion to scholarship program with Pikes Peak State College
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A scholarship program started through Pikes Peak State College (PPSC) last school year is being expanded to an entire Colorado Springs school district.
A press conference was held Wednesday afternoon to announce the expansion, which representatives for District 11 say will expand the D11 Promise Scholarship Program to all eligible D11 graduating seniors.
The program started as the Mitchell Promise last year. According to district representatives, “Promise Scholarships will allow D11 high school students graduating with a 2.50 or better GPA guaranteed tuition, fees, and required books to attend Pikes Peak State College for a period of up to three years or 60 credit hours, whichever comes first, provided they remain in good academic standing at PPSC.”
D11 and PPSC said they will be using the initial period of the program to seek permanent funding for it.
The program’s full eligibility requirements are listed below:
- Graduate from a D11 high school or D11 charter high school with a 2.5 or better GPA and qualify for in-state tuition.
- Complete a FASFA and/or Colorado Application for State Financial Aid (CASFA) application.
- Enroll at PPSC within 18 months of high school graduation.
- Maintain a 2.0 GPA at PPSC to maintain eligibility.
- Achieve 90% attendance records or better at their D11 high school.
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