Scholarships are the final component of PGKP’s college access program. Every student in a PGKP high school is guaranteed a scholarship of up to $4,000 if they meet PGKP graduation requirements, including:
- graduating in four years or less;
- maintaining a GPA of 2.5 or better; and
- attending two PGKP summer programs and other PGKP activities.
This signature GRAD offer is made to all students in the school, usually during 9th grade, and is formalized by a GRAD Scholarship Contract signed by school administrators, students, and parents. The Contract serves as an academic roadmap for families and provides hope and incentive for students when it matters most–early in high school. It is also PGKP’s guarantee to match effort and achievement with real education dollars – often the first money our students see earmarked for their own college careers. Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula is proud to say it has awarded $436,000 in scholarships to date.
GRAD scholarships are made possible by private donations. Students who meet PGKP requirement receive $1,000 per year for up to four years of post-secondary study, provided they maintain good grades. PGKP also works with students and their families to identify and apply for additional scholarships and financial aid. In economically challenged communities where little money is available for attending college, scholarships greatly impact college affordability.
Click below for a map of the colleges and universities that our Project GRAD Kenai Peninsula Scholars are attending.
View PGKP Scholar post-secondary institutions in a larger map