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Steps to Apply

Applications must be submitted by December 1 with the following attachments:

  • A typed, one-page essay that addresses the following topic: "Why is attending College important to me?"
  • One written letter of recommendation from a teacher, counselor, coach, or mentor.



  • Graduating senior who identifies as a member of a historically underserved and underrepresented group.
  • Enrolled in Kent Intermediate School District
  • Involved in community service or activities in support of diversity and inclusion.
  • Must be accepted into Grand Rapids Community College with a minimum grade point average of 2.0.
  • The application must be accompanied by a high school transcript that must include six semesters with a cumulative GPA.