The West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission announced that over 3,000 students who are graduating from high school this year have been awarded PROMISE Scholarships.
The annual PROMISE scholarship award can be used beginning this fall toward tuition and other expenses at eligible colleges and universities in West Virginia. During the 2017-18 academic year over 10,000 students across the state received more than $47 million in PROMISE Scholarships
Since its inception in 2002, the PROMISE Scholarship Program has awarded in excess of $600 million dollars to more than 55,000 West Virginia students from all 55 counties. According to a press release from the West Virginia Higher Education Policy Commission, research shows that students who receive PROMISE scholarships are more likely to complete college. They’re also more likely to stay in the state for their careers, compared to other graduates. Studies also show that between 75 and 80 percent of PROMISE graduates are in the state’s workforce within seven years of graduation.
Additional PROMISE Scholarships will be awarded as eligible students are identified through June and July 2018 SAT and ACT testing scores.