GRCC In the News, 1-14-20

Grand Rapids Graduates Get Free Tuition at Community College

Jan. 13, 2020; U.S. News & World Report

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. (AP) — Graduates of Grand Rapids high schools can attend a local community college for free under a plan announced Monday.

The Grand Rapids Promise Zone scholarship covers tuition at Grand Rapids Community College. Students qualify for a full scholarship if they live in the city and attend a local high school for at least three years.

Grand Rapids Promise Zone ‘life-changing’ for students, $500K in scholarships available

Jan. 13, 2020; WZZM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Big news is afoot for students in Grand Rapids.

The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Authority Board of Directors met Monday, Jan. 13 and approved the development plan of a scholarship program that will allow students to earn certificates, or even an associates degree, for free at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

Grand Rapids high school students to receive free college tuition

Jan. 13, 2020; Grand Rapids Business Journal

Students from 22 Grand Rapids public, charter and private high schools will be able to attend college for free.

Approved today, the Grand Rapids Promise Zone scholarship will start in 2020 and offer two years of free tuition for associate degrees, job training and certification programs at Grand Rapids Community College.

Tuition-free college approved for Grand Rapids students

Jan. 13, 2020; MLive

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Students who live in Grand Rapids and graduate from a high school within the city limits are on track to start getting free college tuition, starting with the Class of 2020.

The Grand Rapids Promise Zone Authority Board of Directors signed off on a plan Monday, Jan. 13 that would give students a chance to have up to 60 credit hours – or two years – paid for at Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC).

Grand Rapids offers free community college to city’s high school graduates

Jan. 13, 2020; The Detroit Free Press

Free community college is coming to Grand Rapids.

A new program that will pay for a free associate’s degree at Grand Rapids Community College for all students graduating from a high school in the city was unveiled by city leaders Monday.

GRCC will now be free for students in Grand Rapids

Jan. 13, 2020; FOX 17

GRAND RAPIDS — A scholarship being set up as a partnership between Grand Rapids Public Schools and Grand Rapids Community College will allow students graduating in the district to attend the community college for free.

Grand Rapids students could get free tuition for city’s community college this year

Jan. 13, 2020; Michigan Radio

Students who live and go to school in the city of Grand Rapids could soon be eligible to get tuition covered at Grand Rapids Community College.

Michigan News Digest

Jan. 13, 2020; 9and10news.com

Here’s a look at how AP’s general news coverage is shaping up today in Michigan. Questions about today’s coverage plans are welcome and should be directed to the AP-Detroit bureau at 800-642-4125 or 313-259-0650 or apmichigan@ap.org. For up-to-the minute information on AP’s coverage, visit Coverage Plan at newsroom.ap.org.

… GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Graduates of Grand Rapids high schools can attend a local community college for free under a plan announced Monday.

Grand Rapids Students Could Get Free College Starting in 2020

Jan. 13, 2020; WFGR

A new scholarship will enable Grand Rapids High School students to get two years free at Grand Rapids Community College.

Leaders approve plans for GR promise scholarship

Jan. 13, 2020; WOOD Radio

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — Grand Rapids area high school students will soon have the chance to go to Grand Rapids Community College tuition free. It’s part of the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship.

Grand Rapids graduates get free tuition at community college

Jan. 13, 2020; The Detroit News

Grand Rapids – Graduates of Grand Rapids high schools can attend a local community college for free under a plan announced Monday.

The Grand Rapids Promise Zone scholarship covers tuition at Grand Rapids Community College. Students qualify for a full scholarship if they live in the city and attend a local high school for at least three years.

GRCC becomes free for Grand Rapids students

Jan. 13, 2020; mibiz.com

Students who attend high school in Grand Rapids will soon be able to continue their education for free at Grand Rapids Community College.

Free tuition to GRCC for GR high schoolers a “game-changer”

Jan. 13, 2020; WGVU

In what education officials are calling a “game changer,” Grand Rapids Community College announced Monday that students who live and attend a high school within the city limits will receive free tuition. As part of an effort to ensure that every high schooler in the city has the chance to attend college, education officials on Monday launched the Grand Rapids Promise Zone Scholarship, which provides students the opportunity to attend Grand Rapids Community College and earn an Associate Degree or get certification training…free of charge.

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