The Birmingham Promise Tuition-Assistance Scholarship is a place-based scholarship program that makes college more affordable for Birmingham City School (BCS) graduates.
The Birmingham Promise Tuition- Assistance Scholarship is a “last dollar” scholarship. This means that the scholarship pays the portion of your tuition that remains after all sources of public funding at the federal (Ex: Pell grant, work-study, and FSEOG) and state (Ex: Alabama Student Assistance Program) levels have been applied.
This scholarship covers any gaps in tuition and mandatory fees after all public funding has been used. The Birmingham Promise Tuition- Assistance Scholarship does NOT include coverage for indirect college costs such as housing, books, meal plans, and transportation.
While there is not a grade point average (GPA) requirement for deemed eligibility, student applicants must complete the following steps to be eligible:
- A complete Birmingham Promise application, which includes
- Submission of this form
- Submission of your final college acceptance letter
- Completion of FAFSA - FAFSA Completion includes any FAFSA verification steps and (this is a separate process but must be completed to have your Promise application considered complete).
- Graduation from a BCS high school: A. H. Parker, G.W. Carver, Ramsay, Wenonah, Woodlawn, Huffman, Jackson-Olin High Schools, & BCS Virtual Academy of Learning.