Kick Start Scholarship Program

Kick Start
  • North Branch Area Public Schools and Pine Technical and Community College are proud to announce the Kick Start Scholarship, now available to all 2019 North Branch Area High School seniors eligible for free and reduced lunch.

    With the support of grants and private donations, all 2019 seniors eligible for free and reduced lunch have the opportunity to complete the first year of education at Pine Tech. free of charge. As well as a free year of tuition, students will receive a $1,000 stipend toward expenses during that first year.

    Pine Tech. will also assist eligible students with the Accuplacer assessment, financial aid paperwork, and even help with career planning.

    To find out if your student is eligible, go to www.isd138.org/Page/143; complete and submit the free and reduced lunch application found on the main page. It is not required families participate in the free and reduced lunch program to make use of this scholarship, only that they are eligible for the service.

    "We are so excited about the Kick Start program and what it means for graduating students who may be uncertain about what comes next. It creates an opportunity for post-secondary education where there simply may not have been one before," said superintendent Deb Henton. "We are so grateful for the leadership at Pine Tech for partnering with us to provide this incredible opportunity for the families in our community most in need."

    Those interested can learn much more at: pine.edu/financial-aid/scholarships/kick-start.

Kick Start Forms