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, fees and books for eligible students.

    Requirements for All Students:

    •  Recent graduate of a Prince George's County Public School (within the last 2 years) 
    •  Resident of Prince George's County
    •  First-time student enrolling for fall 2017 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 score of 79 on the ACCUPLACER Reading exam 
    5.  Minimum score of 69 on the ACCUPLACER Sentence Skills exam  
    6.  Minimum score of 42 on the ACCUPLACER for Math Elementary Algebra exam

    * Student may exempt portions of the ACCUPLACER by scoring a 500 on the Evidence-Based Reading and Writing Section or Math Section of the SAT.

    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 - Click Here to view a list of eligible courses.
    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, fees and books.

      Applications must be submitted by August 20th 

    APPLY HERE

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    Complete the General Application. Only items with a green asterisk are required (Essay and short answer questions are not required).   

    Please contact our Help Desk for issues accessing your OwlLink account 301-546-0637.


  • Promise Scholarship
  • Contact Information

    Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship

    301-546-7592

    PromiseScholarship@pgcc.edu