Get Funding Toward Your Degree

If you live or attend school in the Muskegon area, you could be eligible for the Muskegon Area Promise Scholarship. Recipients can use the funds at Baker College of Muskegon for one of the following:

  • A certificate program
  • Up to 72 credit hours (the equivalency of a two-year associate degree)
  • The first two years of a bachelor’s degree

The Promise Scholarship will be applied toward two years of tuition and mandatory fees for full-time or part-time students.


To be eligible, students must:

  • Live in the Muskegon Area Intermediate School District (MAISD)
  • Graduate from one of the 16 participating schools listed below with a 3.25 GPA or in the top 30% of your graduating class
  • Beginning in Spring 2023, registering a homeschool with the MAISD is required for homeschool graduates to earn eligibility for the Muskegon Area Promise Scholarship

Participating Schools

  • Calvary Christian Schools
  • Fruitport Community Schools
  • Holton Public Schools
  • Mona Shores Public Schools
  • Montague Area Public Schools
  • Muskegon Catholic Schools
  • Muskegon Covenant Academy
  • Muskegon Public Schools
  • Muskegon Heights Public School Academy
  • North Muskegon Public Schools
  • Oakridge Public Schools
  • Orchard View Schools
  • Ravenna Public Schools
  • Reeths-Puffer Schools
  • Western Michigan Christian
  • Whitehall District Schools

A Variety of Programs, Close to Home

Attending Baker College of Muskegon not only allows Muskegon-area students to remain close to their families and community, but it offers a wide range of programs and degrees.

The Muskegon campus features:

  • Modern labs for occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, veterinary technology, radiologic tech, and more
  • A student center, a gym, and a fitness center
  • An Academic Resource Center and study rooms
  • Student Apartments/Residence Halls

Baker College also offers culinary training in Muskegon through the Culinary Institute of Michigan. As with all of our areas of study, classes are taught by experienced teachers who are up to date on their industries’ latest developments.

Contact Us

If you have questions about the Muskegon Area Promise Scholarship, please contact:

Sue Kelly

Senior Admissions Advisor
(231) 247-0780
[email protected]

In Their Words
"The Muskegon Promise Scholarship and Baker College have helped me make my dream of being a nurse come true!"
Morgan Erffmeyer

Frequently Asked Questions

Next Steps

There is no application for the Muskegon Area Promise Scholarship. Students who meet the criteria above need only to:

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1. Apply for federal student aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and complete the verification process as requested each year

Qualifying students will be notified by letter by MAISD and asked to accept the award in writing each spring.

To learn more about qualifying for the Muskegon Area Promise Scholarship and using it to pay for your Baker College education, please contact our admissions team at [email protected] or (855) 487-7888.

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