Why do we need the Promise?

Currently, 53% of job postings require education beyond a high school diploma. By 2025 this is projected to rise to 64%. Today, only 28% of Mason County's workforce meets this criterion. 

Mason County Promise provides an opportunity for all our students to have access to a promising future. 


What does Promise cover?

Promise Scholarship covers up to 60 attempted credits, including all tuition and mandatory fees at West Shore Community College.

The Promise is a middle dollar scholarship program, meaning Promise dollars are applied to a student’s account after state and federal financial aid have been applied.  Any other scholarship dollars a student is awarded can be used for books, housing, transportation or other costs of education. 

Who is eligible?
  • Graduates of MCC, MCE, or LASD with a 2.0 GPA or better who reside within Mason County or their school district

  • Graduates of G2S with a 2.0 GPA or better

  • Residents of Mason County who obtain a GED

How do I apply?
  1. Complete the Federal Student Aid Application using FAFSA.GOV 

  2. Apply and Enroll at WSCC 

  3. Apply for the Promise


The Promise will be at area High School Conferences:

January 27th: MCC HS

January 30th: LHS

February 20th: MCE HS

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In The News

Ludington Daily News

65 students use Promise in Fall

Ludington Daily News

Mason County Promise Zone approved, scholarships coming

9 & 10 News

Free tuition for Mason County Students impacts enrollment growth at West Shore Community College!

Ludington Daily News

Mason County Promise Zone Authority Board authorizes scholarships for 2018 graduates

Promise Zone Scholar Testimonials 

" I was thinking about other colleges, but then I heard about the Promise and I'd like to stay local so I decided to come here...

I'd like to be a pediatrician." ​

- Savannah Bice 2018 Promise Scholar

" I was accepted into NMU, but then I got the letter to the Promise...I want to go to NMU later, but it's almost 50k for two years and West Shore is 5 miles from home, it's free, I have my home support.

I am gonna do it."

- Diego Reiz 2018 Promise Scholar

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