Two years from now the first Muskegon County high school students could
reap the benefits of college scholarships through Michigan's Promise
Zones program. The funding will provide qualifying students with a
two-year stint at a community college.
According to excerpts from the story:
Muskegon County has been designated as
one of the state's 10 Promise Zones, which will provide matching
scholarship money to local students for a two-year college education.
Promise Zones will be set up to capture
one-half of the growth in education funds statewide. After two years,
those funds, collected through property taxes and kept in an account
similar to an escrow, will be distributed to the 10 qualifying
communities to match private donations for college tuition.
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