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How Challenge Scholars Works

A great thing about Challenge Scholars is that there is not just one path to success. Rather, we tried to create as many paths as possible. To maximize the number of students who can benefit from Challenge Scholars, we have two different sign up times—in the 6th grade or in the 9th grade. Details below. 

Earn up to 4 years of college tuition

Join Challenge Scholars at Harrison Park or Westwood Middle in 6th grade

  • Remain at Harrison Park or Westwood Middle School
  • Attend Union High School
  • Have a 95% attendance rate
  • No 180 Day Expulsions
  • Maintain a 2.0+ GPA

    Earn up to 4 years of tuition-free* college starting at GRCC with the option to transfer after 2 years.

  • Maintain a 2.5+ GPA

    Earn up to 4 years of tuition-free* college at 46+ schools. See a list of schools here.

*Tuition and fees after Pell Grant (FASFA)

Earn up to 2 years of college tuition

Join Challenge Scholars at Union High School in 9th grade

  • Remain at Union High School
  • No 180 Day Expulsions
  • Maintain a 2.0+ GPA

    Earn up to 2 years of tuition-free* college at GRCC.

*Tuition and fees after Pell Grant (FASFA)
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Sound too good to be true? It's not! Check out our FAQs for more details and answers to the common questions. 

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