The Degree Project

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Be proud of yourself seniors. We are!

You've worked hard for three years to earn up to $12,000 to help pay for college and you're almost there. Finish strong and complete these five steps so you don't miss out on your opportunity for free money for college.

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  • 2.5 GPA and 90 percent attendance

    Keep Up The Good Work

    Remember you need to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher and a cumulative attendance record of 90% or higher when you graduate from high school.

  • Apply To An Eligible College

    There are 67 eligible nonprofit colleges where The Degree Project scholarship can be used. This includes public and private two- and four-year colleges.

  • Complete the FAFSA®

    Submitting the FAFSA is not only a requirement of The Degree Project, it's also the key to unlocking additional money to help you pay for college.

  • Graduate From High School

    Earn your regular diploma from an eligible MPS school by August 30, 2015.

  • Go To
    College

    Attend at least half-time and start no later than September 30, 2016.

All communications regarding The Degree Project are for informational purposes only and are expressly subject to change from time to time at the sole and absolute discretion of Great Lakes Higher Education Corporation & Affiliates (Great Lakes). Nothing in this website or in any other communications regarding The Degree Project shall be construed as creating a contract. All requirements, eligibility provisions, obligations, and related matters of The Degree Project are expressly subject to change from time to time in the sole and absolute discretion of Great Lakes. Great Lakes and Milwaukee Public Schools and their directors, board members, officers, employees, and agents shall not be liable for any claims or damages to any person arising from The Degree Project, including any claims or damages involving the application of the requirements, eligibility provisions, obligations, and awarding of scholarships by The Degree Project.