Independence, KS – Independence Community College is proud to join other Kansas community and technical colleges in implementing the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act ahead of the Fall 2021 semester.
The Kansas Promise Scholarship Act is a last-dollar scholarship program for Kansas high school graduates and students 21-years and over who enroll and complete a CTE certificate or two-year program in a specific career and technical education field. Established by House Bill 2064, students can receive scholarships through the program to attend an eligible postsecondary institution for any qualifying two-year associate degree program or career and technical education certificate. Other programs specifically identified by the Kansas Board of Regents can also qualify.
Implementation of the program will begin immediately for students interested ahead of the Fall 2021 semester. All Kansas community and technical education colleges, the Washburn Institute of Technology and any accredited independent college that offers an eligible two-year associate degree program or CTE certificate qualifies under the new program.
“This is a historic investment in the future of Kansas and in our southeast Kansas communities,” ICC President Vincent Bowhay said. “I want to thank our leaders in the Legislature and Governor Kelly for this bold vision of creating a robust pipeline of skilled workers for high-wage, high-demand jobs right here at home.”
Students who qualify for the Kansas Promise Scholarship Program include:
- Any Kansas resident who has graduated from an accredited public or private high school in the preceding 12 months.
- Any Kansas home school student who has graduated in the preceding 12 months.
- Kansas residents of at least three years who are 21 years or older.
- A dependent child of a military service member permanently stationed in another state and who graduated from any out-of-state secondary school within the preceding 12 months.
Some of the ICC programs that qualify under the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act include Welding, Early Childhood Education, Advanced EMS Education, EMS Education, EMT: Basic, Long Term Care, Home Health Aide, Medication Aide, Nursing Aide, Web Design and Development, Computer and Information Technology, and Veterinary Nursing.
Students who are awarded a scholarship under the program must enroll as a full or part-time student and are required to complete the program within 30 months. In addition, students must begin working in the state of Kansas within six months of graduating and remain in the state for at least two consecutive years.
For more information about the Kansas Promise Scholarship Act at ICC, visit: https://www.indycc.edu/financial-aid/promise
The entire House Bill 2064 can be seen at: