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Cedar Riverside Promise Scholarship

The Cedar Riverside Promise Scholarship, a full-tuition scholarship available to Cedar Riverside residents, is offered by Minneapolis Community and Technical College.


  • Be a Minneapolis Cedar Riverside resident
  • Meet the criteria to apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA). FAFSA must be complete and on file (or in process) with the MCTC Financial Aid Office. Apply at fafsa.ed.gov
  • Meet all assessment and academic requirements of the program in which the student is enrolled
  • Meet the family adjusted gross income cap of $75,000
  • Enroll full-time in 12 credits per semester in a Healthcare, HVAC, or Welding program
  • May be any age, provided other eligibility requirements are met
  • Not enrolled in any post-secondary institution in the previous 12 months
  • Maintain a 2.0 grade point average
  • Complete the academic program within three years  

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If scholarship funding is below the number of eligible applicant students, preference will be given to students with the greatest need and those with proof of progress toward graduation.

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