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Promise Zone Approved

Mason County will soon begin the process of providing scholarships to all eligible Mason County Students. On Tuesday, the Michigan Department of Treasury approved the Mason County Promise zone, giving the green light to form a board and begin fundraising the initial investment of $250,000 for the Mason County Promise. The Promise allows the community to capture a portion of current taxes to provide funding for college for every graduate of a Mason County public high school.

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A fund is being established through the Community Foundation for Mason County.The Promise is for students who reside in Mason County and graduate with a 2.0 or better from Ludington Area Schools, Mason County Central, Mason County Eastern or Gateway to Success Academy. It will provide funding for up to two years of tuition and fees or certification through West Shore Community College. College options could be expanded in the future.

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