Pottawattamie Promise Scholarship Opportunities

Pottawattamie Promise Scholarship Opportunities
Posted on 10/03/2017
Pott. Co.

Pottawattamie Promise, an Iowa West Initiative, is an innovative partnership among area foundations, Pottawattamie County school districts, and Iowa Western Community College.  This unique partnership is focused on transforming a community to create a culture where earning a post-secondary degree or certification is the norm.  Iowa West Foundation, AKSARBEN Foundation, Peter Kiewit Foundation, and Iowa Western Community College are eliminating barriers by providing full-ride scholarships to students who meet the eligibility requirements.  The scholarship includes tuition, fees, books, housing, and a meal plan.

This letter is to serve as a “heads-up” that your student may be eligible for the Promise Program.

To be eligible for the Promise, students must meet the following criteria:

  1. Be a high school sophomore
  2. Be on track to graduate
  3. Have a 2.0 or higher cumulative GPA
  4. Be on track to take college level statistics during their senior year (a student who takes Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 during their first three years of high school would be on track).
  5. Meet citizenship requirements to receive Federal Financial Aid
  6. Be eligible for the Pell Grant.

Even if you are unsure if you qualify for the Pell Grant, we would encourage you to apply.  Iowa Western Community College will then determine eligibility.

Students who meet the above criteria will be sent additional information inviting them to apply within the next couple of weeks.  Applications will be due on February 17th.  There will also be an informational meeting on Monday, February 6th, at 6:30 p.m. in the high school multi-purpose room for parents and students to learn more about the program and this incredible opportunity.  For further information about the Pottawattamie Promise, please contact Patrick Nepple at patrick.nepple@lewiscentral.org or at 712-366-8322, Ext 7358.  

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