Kansas Promise Scholarship 2021

 

Fort Scott Community College is offering the Kansas Promise Scholarship (HB 2064), part of a $10 million program passed by the Kansas Legislature and signed by Governor Kelly in April 2021. The Kansas Promise Service Scholarship was created during the 2021 Kansas Legislative Session to assist students attending Kansas community colleges, technical colleges, Washburn Institute of Technology and certain private postsecondary educational institutions and enrolled in specified programs of study, generally in the fields of (1) information technology and security, (2) mental and physical health care, (3) advanced manufacturing and building trades, or (4) early childhood education and development. This scholarship may be used toward tuition, required fees, books and required program materials (KBOR, 2021).

 

The Kansas Promise Scholarship is a last dollar scholarship and assists with costs that institutional or grant scholarships are unable to cover. Recipients must meet all qualifications listed below and complete the application process to be eligible for this opportunity. For more information, please view this document from the Kansas Board of Regents

 

Eligible Students

  • Be a Kansas resident, AND
  • Have graduated from a Kansas high school within the preceding 12 months or have received a GED or other high school equivalency credential within the preceding 12 months, OR
  • Be 21 years of age or older and a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years, OR
  • Be a dependent child of a military service member who is stationed in another state and who, within the preceding 12 months, graduated from an out-of-state high school or obtained a GED or other high school equivalency credential.

 

Eligible FSCC Programs 

  • Associate in Arts or Science
    • Computer Science
    • Elementary Education
  • Associate in Applied Science
    • ​Nursing
  • Construction Trades
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Heating, Air Conditioning, & Refrigeration (HVAC)
  • Home Health Aid
  • Agriculture Technology
    • ​John Deere Technician
  • Masonry
  • Medication Aid (CMA)
  • Nursing Aid (CNA)
  • Welding

*Specific academic programs eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship are subject to change at the discretion of KBOR. Transfer programs are subject to further eligiibility requirements; restrictions apply.

 

Student Expectations

  • Enroll in and successfully complete an eligible program of study from the above list (min. of 6 credit hours required each semester)
  • Complete the program within 30 months of first being awarded a Kansas Promise Scholarship; AND
  • Sign a Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Agreement to live and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years following successful completion of your program. Failure to do so will result in your having to repay the amount of the scholarship you received plus interest. The interest is at the current rate of interest for the federal PLUS loan (Parent Loan) at the time you are awarded the scholarship. The PLUS interest rate is 6.284% beginning July 1, 2021 through June 30, 2022.
  • If your program of study continues beyond one year, complete the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Renewal Application to continue to be eligible for funding.

 

Application Process

  1. Apply to Fort Scott Community College (no application fee)
  2. Complete your Financial Aid (FAFSA). This is required for the Kansas Promise Scholarship and all scholarships at FSCC.  Make sure to input FSCC's code 001916
  3. Apply for FSCC scholarships
  4. Complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship application. Once completed, return it to the FSCC Financial Aid office in the Dick Hedges Administration Building. 
  5. Complete the Kansas Promise Scholarship agreement. Once completed, return it to the FSCC Financial Aid office in the Dick Hedges Administration Building.
  6. Enroll in one of the many Kansas Promise eligible programs

 

Questions?

For more information, contact the Admissions office at admissions@fortscott.edu or call 620.223.2700 ext. 3510