Select GCCC programs are available at no cost to eligible students beginning Fall 2021, thanks to a new scholarship program designed to increase Kansans’ access to community colleges and technical schools.
The Kansas Promise Scholarship, a $10 million last-dollar scholarship program, was passed by the Kansas Legislature and Governor Laura Kelly on April 23, 2021. When other scholarships and grants are not sufficient to cover the cost of tuition, books, fees, and required course materials, the Kansas Promise Scholarship will make up the difference.
Last-dollar scholarships are intended to be paid after all other financial aid resources have been awarded. The calculation of the last-dollar amount is based on the gap between what aid has been awarded and what aid is still needed to help a student pay for tuition, fees, books, and required supplies.
The scholarship is available to recent Kansas high school graduates (those who graduated in the past 12 months), Kansans aged 21 (and older) who have resided in the state for at least three years, and dependents of military servicemembers. Scholarship recipients must meet qualifications and follow an application process to be eligible.
Upon completion of the program, students must 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.
Student eligibility requirements and additional details on the Kansas Promise Scholarship are available on the GCCC website: https://www.gcccks.edu/tuition_cost/promise_scholarship.aspx or at the KBOR website: https://www.kansasregents.org/students/student_financial_aid/promise-act-scholarship.
Eligible Programs at GCCC
Advanced Manufacturing & Building Trades
• Industrial Machine Mechanic
• Welding Technology
• AS in Pre-Engineering
• Technology Leadership
Early Childhood Education and Development
• Early Childhood
• AS in Elementary Education
• Early Childhood Unified
• AS in Mathematics and Secondary Education
Information Technology & Security
• Computer Support Specialist
• AS in Computer Science
Mental & Physical Healthcare
• Emergency Medical Technician
• Emergency Medical Services Technology
• Home Health Aide
• Certified Medicate Aide
• Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse Training
• Nursing Aide
• AS in Pre-Health Occupations
• AS in Social Work
Additional GCCC Eligible Program
• Criminal Justice/Police Science
For additional information, please fill out the request form on the GCCC website at https://www.gcccks.edu/tuition_cost/promise_scholarship.aspx or contact Kelsey Kilgore at 620-276-9537 or firstname.lastname@example.org