2019-2020 Innovation of the Year Award Winner: San Jacinto College District

Harris County Promise Program

San Jacinto College, Pasadena Independent School District, and Good Reason Houston will help graduating seniors from three local high schools to pay for college at San Jacinto. The Harris County Promise program is available to Texas resident seniors, regardless of GPA or income. Those who become Promise Scholars receive up to three years of guaranteed tuition and fees, assistance with books, and additional support to help them complete their degrees. Promise is a last-dollar scholarship covering the cost of college tuition and fees. To be eligible, students must qualify for in-district tuition and complete all steps by their associated deadlines. Promise Scholars also receive extra perks, like a Success Coach upon entry. The Promise Pledge is the first step in the process. It is not binding and students are not required to attend a Promise College.

Innovator: Brenda Hellyer

See district finalists here.

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