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Peoria Promise
P.O. BOX 10226
Peoria, IL 61612
309-999-4022

Eligibility and Timeline

 

To be eligible for a Peoria Promise scholarship, the student must:

1.       Reside in City of Peoria continuously for at least 4 years prior to applying

2.       Be 21 years of age or younger at the time of first properly applying for a Peoria Promise scholarship

3.       Graduate from Peoria High Schools or from a homeschooling program (with submission of notarized transcripts showing satisfactory completion of college-prep classes), or receive GED Certificate

o   Peoria High Schools = Manual, Richwoods, Peoria High, Peoria Heights, Peoria Alternative, Peoria Quest, Dunlap, Limestone, Peoria Notre Dame, and Peoria Christian

o   Students have 2 years to apply for the first time after graduating from a Peoria High School or an eligible homeschooling program, or receiving their GED Certificate, then an additional 3 years to complete their 64 credit hours after the initial application

4.       Complete the FAFSA between October 1 - December 31, 2017

o   ALL students must complete the FAFSA to be eligible for Peoria Promise

o   If you are not able to complete the FAFSA, please complete the FAFSA appeal process before December 31 for consideration.

5.       Complete the Peoria Promise Application- February 1 – May 1

o   ALL students must reapply for Peoria Promise yearly

6.       All first year applicants must provide a high school transcript release form OR high school transcript via Parchment.  

        o    Please visit our forms page and complete the high school transcript release form and mail to our office  ; OR

        o   Please speak to a representative from your high school to have your transcript sent electronically. 



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