Skyline College Promise Update

Promise studentsThe inaugural Skyline College Promise Scholars Program launched fall 2016 with a 138 recipients. In its second year we have already awarded 250 scholarships.

The Skyline College Promise Scholars Program 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 second year of the program will be approximately 300k.

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, 2016 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 Graduate…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

The Promise Scholars Program Includes:

  • Coverage of the below fees:
    • Enrollment Fees
    • Health Fee
    • Student Rep Fee
    • Student Union Fee
    • Student Body Fee

Note: Fees are covered for Skyline College fees only

  • Lending Library access
  • Dedicated Counseling support

What are my responsibilities as a participant?

Participants in the Promise Scholars Program 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.
  • Meet with Skyline College Promise Scholars Program Counselor once in both fall and spring semester.

Article by Will Minnich

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