Are you ready for a rewarding challenge? The future has a PROMISE for

Flint Community Schools students.

FCS students have an


Students with the place-based scholarship can use the funds for a 2 or 4-year degree programs, as well as certain trades programs.


What is Flint Promise?

Flint Promise is a commitment to offer scholarships and support services to students who both reside in the City of Flint and graduate from a high school or GED program located in the City of Flint.

Who is eligible for a Flint Promise scholarship?


To apply for a Flint Promise scholarship, applicants must:

  • Graduate from a high school located within the City of Flint, or receive a GED in the City of Flint, in or after 2018

  • Reside within the City of Flint at the time of graduation (check to see if you address is within the City of Flint boundaries)

  • Graduate with a 1.8 GPA or higher

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FASFA)

  • Apply to a participating college or university

  • Be age 24 or younger

Is there a household income requirement?

No. Flint Promise scholarships are available to all students who meet the requirements listed above – regardless of household income.

Which high schools and GED programs are eligible in the city of Flint?

  • Accelerated Learning Academy

  • Flint Northwestern High School (2018 graduates)

  • Flint Southwestern Classical Academy

  • Flint/Genesee Job Corps

  • Gateway to College – Mott Community College

  • Genesee Early College

  • International Academy of Flint

  • Michigan School for the Deaf

  • Mott Middle College

  • Mott Workforce Development

  • Powers Catholic High School

  • WAY Academy

What should I do if I don’t meet all the requirements?

Students who do not meet one or more of the scholarship’s requirements but believe they should still be considered for the scholarship may submit an appeal at

What does the scholarship cover?


Flint Promise is a “last-dollar” scholarship, which means it covers the remaining balance of college tuition, books, and mandatory class and/or college/university fees after grants and other scholarships are received. This does not include room, board or insurance fees.*

The scholarship is pro-rated based on the number of years a student resides in Flint and attends an eligible high school. Through Flint Promise, students who qualify for a full scholarship will be able to attend college at little cost to them.

*Please note that Kettering University requires first-year students to live on campus and be able to get to their work co-ops. The full cost of room, board, health insurance, travel and/or moving expenses is not covered by the Flint Promise scholarship and is the responsibility of the student.


Pro-Rated Eligibility

Years at an eligible                               Percentage of remaining costs covered  

City of Flint high school 

and a resident in the

City of Flint

           4 years                                                            100%

           3 years                                                              75%

           2 years                                                              50%

           1 year                                                                25%

Note: GED graduates who have lived in Flint for one or more years are eligible to receive 30 percent of the scholarship toward their college education.

How is payment handled?


The student’s college or university will directly invoice the Flint Promise program for the costs covered by the scholarship. Additionally, students will be able to purchase textbooks using store credit at their college or university’s bookstore. As a result, there are no out-of-pocket costs for tuition or books.

What are the benefits of being a Flint Promise recipient?


In addition to receiving financial support, each Flint Promise student is paired with a Success Coach, who will provide academic and personal support through the student’s college career.

Where can the Flint Promise scholarship be used?


As of Fall 2019, Flint Promise partners with Kettering University, Mott Community College and the University of Michigan-Flint, with plans to expand to other colleges and universities.

Flint Promise recipients may use the scholarship to follow one of three paths after graduating from high school:

  1. Attend Mott Community College for up to three academic years as they pursue an associate degree, certificate or other college credential.

  2. After earning an associate degree or transfer certificate from Mott, students may transfer to Kettering University or the University of Michigan-Flint, provided they meet the school’s minimum admission requirements. There, a student may extend the Flint Promise scholarship for up to three academic years as he or she pursues a bachelor’s degree.

  3. Attend Kettering University or the University of Michigan-Flint for up to six academic years as they pursue a bachelor’s degree, provided they meet the school’s minimum admission requirements.

What are the admission requirements for these colleges and universities?


Each school has its own requirements. For current criteria, visit:

Can I defer the scholarship? And, if so, for how long?


Yes. Applicants are eligible to apply for and use the Flint Promise program through the age of 24.

How do I apply for Flint Promise? What are the deadlines?

Students may apply for Flint Promise here. Applicants will be contacted by a Flint Promise team member after applications are received and reviewed.

Each year, there are four deadlines depending on when a student plans to begin school. They include:

Semester Deadline

  • Fall Mid - July

  • Winter Mid - November

  • Spring Mid - February

  • Summer Mid - April

How do I renew my scholarship after I complete my first full year in college?


Scholarships will automatically renew for students who meet the following expectations:

  • Remain continuously enrolled as a full-time student (24 credit hours per year)

  • Meet with their Success Coach on a regular basis

  • Achieve minimum academic standards required for receiving financial aid, which include grade point average and successful completion of courses

  • Complete the FAFSA yearly.  Click here to apply  (

Flint Promise students who do not meet one or more of the renewal requirements may submit an appeal at

The information available via this website is also available in a brochure.  Click the image or the PDF above to download the Flint Community Schools - Flint Promise Program Information Brochure.

Brochure FLINT PROMISE cover.jpg


More than 300 Flint grads apply for Flint Promise scholarship



2018 graduates of Flint Southwestern Academy pose for a photo with Community School Director Mohammed Aboutawila after graduation in June.


Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)






Each school has its own

requirements. For current criteria, visit:

Undergraduate Admission

Kettering does not have a fixed formula for admission, however, we do seek students who exhibit a strong record of achievement. We calculate a separate GPA for math, science and English coursework. 

Applicants for freshman admission are required to submit official test scores from either ACT or SAT. Scores should be sent to Kettering University from the testing agency.

Test Score Ranges (ranges represent the scores for the middle 50% of admitted students) All test ranges are based on students admitted in 2016.

ACT Scores (Kettering's Code: 1998)

  • English 22 — 26

  • Math 25 - 30

  • Composite 24 — 28

SAT Scores (Kettering's Code: 1246)

  • Critical Reading 530 — 630

  • Math 590 — 680

SAT Scores are based on the old SAT. Use the SAT Score Converter mobile app and online tool to compare scores on the new SAT, the old SAT, and the ACT.

For more Undergraduate Admission Requirements, please click on the following link:


Undergraduate Admission

  1. Apply for Admission

    1. Submit government issued identification to the Office of Admissions

    2. Submit high school transcripts or G.E.D. if 22 or under, SAT and ACT scores.



  1. Apply for Financial Aid

  2. Placement Tests

  3. Attend Orientation

  4. Career planning and Academic Advising

  5. Select courses with aid of counselor or adviser

  6. Choose a method of payment

  7. Register for classes

    1. Must meet all MCC's course/class requirements/prerequisites (may require placement assessment).

  8. Pay tuition and fees

  9. Attend Classes


Promise Scholar Program

The Promise Scholar Program is designed for students who display a desire and the potential to succeed in higher education, but who do not meet UM-Flint’s standard admission requirements. To be eligible for this program, students generally have the following minimum SAT/ACT score and GPA combination:

  • *2.3 high school GPA, 830 SAT/15 ACT score


Students who meet the above criteria will be asked to interview for the program. Selections for admissions into the program will be decided through the interview process. Due to this program's limited capacity, students are encouraged to complete the application process by November 15 for the best opportunity to be included in the interview process. 

For more information on ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS:


If you submitted a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and were approved for financial aid, every school that accepted you will send you a financial aid award letter. Schools have different names for these letters: financial aid offer, meritletter, award letter, or financial aid package.

The above colleges are notified by Flint Promise of your eligibility. The financial aid award letter will contain your Flint Promise Scholarship acceptance information upon approval.

If you need help with applying for any of the above-mentioned, check with your School Counselors for assistance.

For more information regarding the Flint Community Schools and the Flint Promise program, please contact:

Fred Jackson

Student Advocate

Flint Community Schools

(NC) 810.767.8374

(SC) 810.767.8582

Christine Roger

MCAC College Advisor


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