Kalamazoo Promise

  • State: Michigan
  • Coverage: Kalamazoo Public Schools
  • Status: Active
  • Institution Type: 2/4 - year
  • Funding: first dollar
  • Year(s): 2006
  • Funding Source: private
  • Matriculation Age: recent high school graduates only
  • Semester(s) Covered: more than four semesters

School(s): Statewide

The Kalamazoo Promise began in 2005 with a group of anonymous donors pledging to provide scholarships to all Kalamazoo Public School graduates in perpetuity. KPS graduates who have been enrolled for at least all 4 years of HS are eligible. Depending on length of enrollment, 65% to 100% of tuition and fees are covered. The Promise can be used at any accredited public colleges and universities in Michigan, 15 private colleges, and the Michigan Career and Technical Institute. The above information is taken from the Program’s website.

Program Links

  • Address:
    125 West Exchange Place
  • Kalamazoo, MI 49007
  • United States
  • Email:
  • Phone:
    (269) 337-0037

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California College Promise Project – The College Promise Guidebook for California and Beyond


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