The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship is designed to help students complete their education by covering costs beyond the federal, state, and private scholarships they receive.
The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship is built on the premise that a lack of financial resources should not be a deterrent to earning an associate degree or industry-recognized licensure or credential from Prince George’s Community College.
The Prince George’s County Promise Scholarship Program will cover tuition and fees for eligible students.
To be eligible, students must be:
- a recent graduate of a Prince George's County Public School (within the last two years)
- a resident of Prince George's County
- a first-time college student enrolling for the fall semester
- a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
Requirements for students seeking an associate degree:
- Must be a full-time student (registered for at least 12 credits).
- 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.
- Must have a minimum combined score of 100 on the Accuplacer reading and sentence skills exams.
- Must have a minimum score of 42 on the Accuplacer math exam for elementary algebra.
* Student may exempt portions of the Accuplacer by scoring a 480+ on the evidence-based reading and writing section or 530+ on the math section of the SAT, scoring 21+ on sections of the ACT, or earning a cumulative high school GPA of 3.0 or higher. Students will need to show documentation of scores.
To maintain the scholarship:
- Must enroll in a minimum of 12 credits during the fall and spring semester of the award (there will be an opportunity to enroll in up to six credits during the summer sessions).
- Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
- Must file a FAFSA every year.
- Must successfully complete the degree within three years of the award.
- Must comply with all programming requirements of the Prince George's County Promise Scholarship program.
Requirements for students seeking licensure or certification:
- Must enroll in a workforce program that leads to eligible licensure or professional certification.
- Must complete the licensure or certification within the prescribed timeline, maintaining continuous enrollment. Students will receive funding for their first credential only.
To maintain the scholarship:
- The recipient must exhibit progress as determined by the course/program assessments.
The scholarship award will be calculated after all resources, including private scholarships, have been applied to tuition and fees.
The application is open year round. For best consideration, please apply by the priority application deadline.
Fall Semester priority deadline: June 1
Spring Semester priority deadline: November 1
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