Promise Service Scholarship Act

Kansas Promise Service
Scholarship Act

The Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Act is a last-dollar scholarship program that was passed by Kansas Governor Laura Kelly to begin for the fall 2021 semester. Students receiving this service scholarship must upon completion of the program, reside and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years or enroll in a Kansas institution of higher education and subsequently reside and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years.

To be eligible for the Kansas Promise Scholarship you must:

-Be a Kansas resident, AND
-Have graduated from a Kansas high school within the preceding 12 months or have received a GED or other high school equivalency credential within the preceding 12 months, OR
-Be 21 years of age or older and a Kansas resident for the preceding three consecutive years, OR
-Be a dependent child of a military servicemember who is stationed in another state and who, within the preceding 12 months, graduated from an out-of-state high school or obtained a GED or other high school equivalency credential.

To apply for the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship you must:

-Complete the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship application; AND
-Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); AND
-Enroll in and successfully complete an eligible program of study within 30 months of first being awarded a Kansas Promise Scholarship; AND
-Sign a Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Agreement that you agree to live and work in Kansas for a minimum of two consecutive years following successful completion of your program.

NCK Tech eligible programs of study:

-Carpentry/Cabinetmaking
-Electrical Technology
-Heavy Equipment Operation
-Information Technology
-Pharmacy Technician
-Plumbing, Heating and Air Conditioning
-Welding
-Practical Nursing
-Associate Degree in Nursing

Although preference for this scholarship is based on financial need, you do not need to be eligible for a Pell Grant or accept student loans or work study to receive the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship. You may be enrolled either part-time (minimum of 6 hours) or full-time (minimum of 12 hours) but you must complete your program of study within 30 months of the time in which you are first awarded the Kansas Promise Scholarship.

Students awarded will sign an Agreement that states you will live and work in the State of Kansas for two consecutive years following the successful completion of your program of study. Failure to do so will result in your having to repay the amount of the scholarship assistance that you received plus interest.

Application Process:
The application will open on July 1st. Eligible applicants will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis and funds are limited.