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Kansas Promise Scholarship Available at PCC Fall 2021

06 May 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 6, 2021            
 
Kansas Promise Scholarship Provides Tuition, Fees, Cost of Books for Pratt Community College Eligible Programs

 
The Kansas Promise Scholarship Act, announced by Governor Laura Kelly on April 23rd provides scholarships for students attending Pratt Community College and other eligible postsecondary institutions in Kansas for any two-year associate degree program, career and technical education certificate, or stand-alone program otherwise identified by the Kansas Board of Regents.  Eligible programs at Pratt Community College are: Welding, Electrical Power Technology, Automotive Technology, Nursing. CNA, and Information Networking Technology.  The scholarship is available starting Fall 2021 and covers an aggregate amount of tuition, required fees, and the cost of books and required materials for the eligible program.
 
“We are very excited about the prospect for the new “Promise Act” benefitting Kansans in workforce programs. I hope this spurs recent high school graduates as well as adults looking to further enhance or change their career path into one of the high paying, high demand, critical need programs that the Promise Act targets,” said college president Dr. Michael Calvert. “I want to thank Governor Kelly and the Kansas State Legislators, especially our local representatives, for their foresight to invest in the Kansas workforce.”
 
Calvert also wants to recognize Kansas Association of Community College Trustees Executive Director, Heather Morgan, who worked tirelessly to see this through to fruition. He stated that Pratt Community College is ready to assist students in the process of applying for and receiving this scholarship.
 
The scholarship is available to a Kansas resident who has graduated from an accredited Kansas public or private secondary school or Kansas homeschool within the preceding 12 months or an individual who is 21 years of age or older and has been a resident of Kansas for three or more consecutive years.  Also eligible is a dependent child of a military service member permanently stationed in another state and who, within the preceding 12 months, graduated from any out-of-state secondary school or obtained a high school equivalency certificate.
 
Students must complete a scholarship application, enter into a Kansas Promise Scholarship agreement, complete the FASFA, and enroll in an eligible postsecondary educational institution in a promise eligible program. Eligible student family income limits are applicable. Additional requirements do apply, including agreeing to live and work in Kansas two years post completion of their two-year degree or certificate.
 
House Bill 2064, signed last week by Governor Kelly established the scholarship program that honors her administration’s promise to invest in Kansas students and businesses.  “I want to thank the Legislature for working with me, in a bipartisan fashion, to ensure Kansas students have access to the resources they need to succeed and build a robust pipeline of skilled workers to support future economic growth,” she said.
 
Senator Molly Baumgardner, Senate Education Chair, said the Promise Act Scholarships will be transformative for Kansas families and those currently without work and the under-employed will receive the skills training they need for Kansas jobs that are in high demand and offer solid wages.
 
For more information about the Kansas Promise Act Scholarship, including the scholarship application, will be available soon on the Pratt Community College website at www.prattcc.edu. For more information about Pratt’s eligible programs, visit http://www.prattcc.edu/academics  or call 620.450.2217 to schedule a campus visit.
 
House Bill 2064 is viewable at
http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2021_22/measures/documents/hb2064_enrol...

Visit the special Kansas Promise Act section of our website for enrollment/application information.

Edited 6/15/2021 ***Modern Distribution Sales & Management was originally listed as a program that qualified for the Kansas Promise Scholarship, but is unfortunately not a Kansas Promise Scholarship program at this time. Other scholarship dollars, however, are available for Modern Distribution Sales & Management, and students are encouraged to apply for the MDSM program.