Promise Scholarship

  • Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship

    The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship is designed to support students with financial resources beyond federal, state, and private scholarships to complete their education.  

    The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship is built on the premise that the lack of financial resources, where possible, should not be the deterrent to achieving a post-secondary experience at Prince George’s Community College that culminates in attaining the associate degree or an industry-recognized licensure or credential.

    The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship Program will cover tuition and fees for eligible students.

    Requirements for All Students:

    •  Recent graduate of a Prince George's County Public School (within the last 2 years - graduated June 2017 or June 2018) 
    •  Resident of Prince George's County
    •  First-time college student enrolling for fall 2018 semester
    •  Must be a US Citizen or permanent resident 

    Associate Degree Seeker Qualifications:

    1.  Must be an Associate Degree Seeker - Open to all Majors 
    2.  Full-time Student (registered for at least 12 credits) 
    3.  Must have a current Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application on file with the Student Financial Aid Office. Prince George’s Community College School Code is 002089. 
    4.  Minimum combined score of 100 on the ACCUPLACER Reading and Sentence Skills exams  
    5.  Minimum score of 42 on the ACCUPLACER for Math Elementary Algebra exam

    * Student may exempt portions of the ACCUPLACER by scoring a 480+ on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section or 530+ on the Math Section of the SAT, scoring 21+ on sections of ACT or earning a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Student will need to show documentation of scores.

    To maintain scholarship (associate degree seeker):  

    1. Enroll in a minimum of 12 credits during fall and spring semester of award(there will be an opportunity to enroll in up to 6 credits during summer sessions).
    2. Maintain a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.
    3. File FAFSA every year.
    4. Must successfully complete degree within three (3) years of award.
    5. Comply with all programming requirements of the prince George's County Promise Scholarship program. 

    Licensure or Certification Seeker Qualifications:   

    1. Recipient must enroll in workforce programs leading to an eligible licensure or professional certification. 
    2. Recipient will receive funding for the first credential only and must complete within the prescribed timeline maintaining continuous enrollment.

    To maintain scholarship (Licensure or certification seeker):

    1. Recipient must exhibit progress as determined by the course/Program assessments.

    Amount Available:

    Award amount will be calculated after all resources including private scholarships have been applied to tuition and fees.

    Apply now for the Prince George's County Promise Scholarship!

    The application is open year round. For best consideration, please apply by the priority application deadline.

    Fall Semester Priority Deadline - June 1

    Spring Semester Priority Deadline - November 1



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    Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship