WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS FOR A NEODESHA PROMISE SCHOLARSHIP?

 

Qualifying students must be on track to graduate from/or a graduate of Neodesha High School, have completed the Neodesha Promise Scholarship application, and be a resident of the USD 461. Students must be in “good standing” and have no felony convictions or juvenile adjudications.

To qualify for a scholarship award, the student will also be required to submit a FAFSA application and complete 40 hours* of community service.

2020 Graduates                        10 Hours Required

2021 Graduates                        20 Hours Required

2022 Graduates                        30 Hours Required

2023 Graduates                        40 Hours Required

 

Neodesha residency funding guidelines. Scholarship awards will be funded based on the following attendance factors at Neodesha Schools.

 

Attended K-12/6-12      100% Funded

Attended 7-12                95% Funded

Attended 8-12                85% Funded

Attended 9-12                75% Funded

Attended 10-12              65% Funded

Attended 11-12              55% Funded

Attended 12-12              45% Funded

 

Non-residents of USD 461 may petition for receiving a 25% award as a “qualifying non-resident”.  Award eligibility to be determined by the scholarship committee. A student that leaves USD 461 for some period and returns will be placed on the scale at the returning position.  Only full years’ count for funding.  NOTE:  Non-resident awards will not be available after the 2024 graduating class.

SCHOLARSHIP RULES FOR A BACHELOR DEGREE AWARD *

 

(Qualifying applicants must be enrolling in a program requiring at least 120 credit hours to graduate.)

  1. Must have a minimum ACT score of 19, and have a cumulative 2.5 GPA for grades 9-12.

  2. The award will cover tuition and fees for up to 120 credit hours.  While the awards can apply to any college, the annual award will be capped at the highest tuition charged by a State of Kansas university (currently this is the University of Kansas).

  3. Students must complete their attendance at their chosen college within a 6-year period. 

 

If the student wishes to defer enrolling for a period of time (not to exceed two years) to go on a church mission, join military service, or gain work experience; the student will be required to submit a specific deferral request.

  1. While in college, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours a semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA and be in “good standing”.  Failure to meet the minimum GPA requirement for any two semesters during their time enrolled will result in the loss of scholarship.

 

SCHOLARSHIP RULES FOR AN ASSOCIATE DEGREE AWARD *

 

(Qualifying applicants must be enrolling in a program requiring at least 60 credit hours to graduate.)

  1. Must have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 for grades 9-12.  There is no ACT requirement to receive an award.

  2. The amount of the award will be capped at $200 per credit hour.  This amount may be subject to further review.

  3. After graduating with an Associate Degree, the student can apply for a scholarship to a four-year institution to complete the final 60 credit hours of award.

  4. Students must complete their attendance at their chosen college within a 4-year period.  If the student wishes to defer enrolling for a period of time (not to exceed two years) to go on a church mission, join military service, or gain work experience; the student will be required to submit a specific deferral request.

  5. While in college, the student must be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours a semester and maintain a 2.5 GPA and be in “good standing”.  Failure to meet the minimum GPA requirement for any two semesters during their time enrolled will result in the loss of scholarship.

 

 

SCHEDULED RULES FOR A TECHNICAL/VOCATIONAL PROGRAM *

Funding for another non-associate degree technical/vocational institutions or technical certification programs and rules will be similar to those for associate degree programs.

 

* To receive a scholarship award, the institution must be Pell Grant approved.

 

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE BONUS

 

Students who complete 100 hours of community service will receive a 5% increase in their award per year.

 

 

SECOND PAYOR PROGRAM RULES

 

The Neodesha Promise Scholarship is a second payer program. Promise awards will be reduced by 50% of the total of Pell Grants and other scholarship awards that exceed $2,000.For example, if the student receives a $3,000 scholarship award or grant, the Promise award would be reduced by $1,500. If other scholarships and grant awards cover the entire cost of the student’s first year of post-secondary education, they can defer receiving the Promise award to their second year. But the 120 credit hour or 60 credit hour cap would still apply.

 

EXPENSES NOT COVERED BY THIS PROGRAM

 

Room and board, transportation, books, and non-mandatory fees are not covered expenses. Those expenses are the responsibility of the student.

NOTE

 

The Neodesha Promise Scholarship Program reserves the right to change the standards of this program if warranted.

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