Parents of upcoming Kindergarten and 6th graders (current pre-school or 5th grade). Please make sure your children are up-to-date on their immunizations (vaccinations) over the summer for the upcoming 2016-17 school year. Notices will be going home before school is out with more information!
The Bright Futures program is simple. Qualified graduates of the Class of 2016 receive up to $3,000 per year for up to four years to help fund your education.
Set up as a workforce development fund, the Weld County Bright Future Grant Program is a tuition assistance program for Weld County high school graduates, GED recipients and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans and is funded by donations from taxpayers who receive tax incentive payments or credits for their contribution. To learn more about the Weld County Bright Futures Grant Program, go to http://www.weldcountybrightfutures.com.
Beginning in 2016, high school graduates, GED recipients and Honorably Discharged U.S. Veterans* who, during the past four years, have lived in Weld County for at least two full years; one of those years being the year of graduation from high school or receiving a GED.
*Residency requirements for Veterans differ; please visit the web site for full details. Admitted to and enrolled at any higher education institution or certified training program.
Make regular progress toward a degree or certification, and maintain a 2.0 grade point average at the post-secondary institution.
Complete a minimum of 12-credit hours per semester to recieve full benefit. Apart-time student may recieve pro-rated benefit.
There is no family income cap on the program and these "first-in" dollars will not hinder your eligible to receive other financial aid. You will still be eligiable for the Aims College Promise or the CSU Alliance and other programs and scholarships. See your high school counselor for more information.