Muskegon County named a Michigan Promise Zone, scholarships to fund college for local students

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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