The inaugural Skyline College Promise Scholarship launched this fall with over 100 scholarship recipients! The Skyline College Promise Scholarship takes a comprehensive approach to student success by providing a dedicated counselor, lending library for required text books and materials, and financial support for student fees. The projected cost for the first year of the program will be approximately $100,000 ($35,000 for fall and forecasted for spring and summer).
The dedicated counselor will provide proactive support to each student as well as connect them to a wide range of existing campus support services. In addition to the covered fees below we have created a Lending Library where students will be loaned (at no cost) required text books and materials.
Skyline College Promise Scholarship Overview
The Skyline College Promise Scholarship is available to high school graduates and students who recently completed their GED or Adult Education program after December 1, 2015 and who enroll at Skyline College full-time and plan to earn a certificate or degree.
The Scholarship supports the College’s Promise to help students “Get In. Get Through. And Get Out…on time!” by making college more affordable and ensuring that higher education is achievable for all members of our community. Recipients receive a waiver covering all enrollment fees for any gap left after applying your financial aid award.
What Fees Does the Promise Scholarship Cover?
The Promise Scholarship will cover all student fees for the first year that a student is enrolled (Fall 2016, Spring 2017 and Summer 2017).
- Enrollment Fees
- Health Fee
- Student Rep Fee
- Student Union Fee
- Student Body Fee
What Are My Responsibilities as a Recipient?
Recipients of the Promise Scholarship must agree to:
- Enroll full time (minimum 12 units) for fall and spring terms only.
- Maintain academic progress, a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0, and a completion rate of above 50%.
- Declare a major by the start of the spring 2017 semester.
- Complete a comprehensive Student Educational Plan (SEP) by start of the spring 2017 semester.
Article by William Minnich. Photo by William Nacouzi