Northside Promise Scholarship

About Kirk E. Washington

Kirk E. Washington

Kirk E. Washington Jr. was a proud graduate of Minneapolis Community and Technical College receiving his A.S. in Community Development in 2015. A longtime resident of North Minneapolis, Kirk served as a creative catalyst for Minneapolis College students, faculty and staff to more deeply engage with urban communities facing barriers to access in higher education and the arts.

This memorial scholarship fund has been created in his honor and is designed to keep his legacy of creativity, academic scholarship and community empowerment alive and growing.

Scholarship details

Kirk E. Washington Promise Scholars applicants must complete a Strengths Assessment through the Minneapolis College Career Services Center. Promise Scholars will be part of a special student cohort with an advisor and qualify for work student opportunities in their field of study. Additional support will provided by North Point Health & Wellness Center and the Northside Achievement Zone (NAZ)—key Minneapolis College partners.

Eligibility requirements

  • A current North Minneapolis resident
  • Accepted to Minneapolis College and meet criteria to apply for federal financial aid (FAFSA). Apply at (FAFSA must be complete and on file with the Minneapolis College Financial Aid Office)
  • Family adjusted gross income cap of $65,000 a year. Preference is given to students with the greatest need and those with proof of progress toward graduation.
  • Enrolled full-time (12 credits per semester) in a career/academic pathway program
  • At least 21 years of age
  • Not currently enrolled in another post-secondary institution in past 12 months
  • Maintain a minimum of 2.3 cumulative grade point average
  • Complete the academic program within consecutive three years
  • Complete 20 hours of community service each semester

Learn more

The Minneapolis College Foundation is currently not accepting new applications for this scholarship at this time. Please contact Amy McCarthy with for more information.