Albion College representatives announced Friday a new scholarship exclusive to the high school graduating class of 2021.
The scholarship, called the Albion College Promise, would cover 100% of tuition and fees for students whose families made less than $65,000 annually. For students who families made more than $65,000, it would cover a minimum of $92,000 and a maximum of $136,000 over the course of four years.
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“Providing accessible opportunities for students to further their education is more important now than ever,” Dr. Mathew Johnson, the college's president, said. “By alleviating some of the financial pressure associated with a college degree, we are eliminating one of the major hurdles that many local students and their families face when deciding on where to pursue a quality education. While the future is still unknown, Albion is committed to providing needed support right now to position Michigan students for success so they can achieve their dreams.”
A written statement from Albion officials said the scholarship would be applied after the Michigan Tuition and Federal Pell grants.
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The scholarship was part of an initiative by Albion College to make higher education more accessible to those affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. The college was also waiving ACT and SAT scores as a prerequisite for admission.
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Albion representatives said the Albion College Promise would be automatically awarded to qualified Michigan residents who were granted admission and completed the FAFSA. Students could apply for admission on the college's website.