The Kansas Promise Scholarship Act, signed by Governor Laura Kelly after it passed the Kansas Legislature on April 23rd, 2021, is a groundbreaking $10 million program. Beginning in the fall of 2021, qualifying students will be able to attend some Butler programs for free.
Benefits of the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Act 2022
- Innovative textbook discounts are available for a limited number of courses. Reduce your ultimate bill by a significant amount so that you can use that money towards transportation.
- Career Services and Job Placement Services are available to help you get to your next destination.
- Parking is free all day, every day.
- Faculty mentors and small class sizes
- You can use your Grizzly student I.D. to gain free entry to the nationally-known Grizzlies sports team and Fine Arts shows for a true collegiate experience.
- Kansas community college career and technical education graduates are 10% more successful than the regular technical school graduates.
The Kansas Promise Act, sometimes known as the “Last Dollar” Scholarship, will cover the gap if existing scholarships and grants are insufficient to cover your tuition, books, fees, and needed course materials. To be eligible, recipients must meet certain requirements and complete the application process.
Kansas Promise Scholarship Act Eligibility 2022
To be eligible for the Kansas promise scholarship program:
You have to be a Kansas resident taking up to six credits and meet the income requirements.
Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Income Requirements
Scholarships will be awarded based on the annual household income of applicants: $100,000 or less for a family of two; $150,000 or less for a family of three; and $150,000 + $4,800 for each additional family member beyond three.
If funding remains after qualifying candidates have been awarded, other students with higher household incomes may be considered.
Once you’re eligible for the Income requirement, you have to:
- Be a student who graduated from an accredited Kansas homeschool which could be a private or public secondary school, within the past 12 months, prior to the application.
- Be a student of 21 years or older and have been a resident of Kansas city for at least three consecutive years.
- Be a student member who is dependent on military service permanently stationed in another state and graduated from an out-of-state secondary school or received a high school equivalency certificate within the last 12 months.
Study Programs Available for the Kansas Promise Service Scholarship 2022
The following programs are eligible for study in the Kansas promise scholarship act for 2022:
- Information Technology and security:
- Internetworking Management
- Cyber security
- Software Development
- Web development
- Pre-Computer science
- Digital Media
- Interactive, Digital, and 3D Technology.
- Mental and Physical Healthcare:
- Advanced Emergency Medical Technician(AEMT)
- Pre-Nursing/Health Sciences
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Physician Assistant
- Sociology and Social Work
- Sport Management
- Sociology and Social Work
- Sport Management
- Athletic Training
- Business Medical Specialist
- Emergency Medical Technician
- Exercise Science
- Home Health Aide
- Long Term Care Administration/Management
- Medication Aide
- Nursing Aide
- Operator Training for Assisted Living
- Advanced Manufacturing and Building Trade:
- Engineering Technology
- Construction Technology
- Welding Technology
- Apprentice Associate degrees, which applied to only general education courses such as Construction trade, Electrician, Plumber and Pipefitting, Sheet metal construction, and assembling.
- Early Childhood Development and Education
- Early childhood education
- Elementary education
- Secondary education
- Child care and support services management(CDA)
- Unified Teaching
- Fire science
Kansas Promise Service Act Scholarship Application Requirements 2022
- Enroll in and complete one of the above-mentioned eligible programs of study (min. of 6 credit hours required each semester)
- Within 30 months of receiving a Kansas Promise Scholarship, complete the program; AND
- Following successful completion of your program, sign a Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Agreement to reside and work in Kansas City for at least two years. If you do not comply, you will be required to refund the full sum of the scholarship, plus interest. The interest rate is based on the current federal PLUS loan (Parent Loan) interest rate at the time you are awarded the scholarship. Beginning July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2022, the PLUS interest rate is 6.284 percent.
- If your study program lasts longer than a year, fill out the Application for Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Renewal to keep your scholarship.
Kansas Promise Service Scholarship Application Process
- Apply for free to Butler Community College.
- For the academic year in which you apply for a Kansas Promise Scholarship, fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Even if you don’t take out any extra loans or receive federal aid, you must complete this step! Use the Federal School Code: 001906 to pinpoint Butler Community College on your FAFSA application. Do you require assistance? The Financial Aid Department is there to help.
- Explore and apply for a variety of Butler scholarships.
- Fill out an application for the Kansas Promise Scholarship.
- Properly submit your Promise Scholarship application. Log in with your Butler credentials or select a different submission method.
- Make an appointment with Advising to enroll in one of the select programs listed above.
- Sign a Kansas Promise Scholarship contract. Upon completion of the degree/certificate, recipients must live and work in Kansas for two years.
Kansas promise service scholarship Letter of recommendation
A letter of recommendation is not required to qualify for the Kansas promise scholarship act.
Is the Kansas Promise Scholarship act income taxable?
No, the Kansas promise scholarship grant is not taxable.