CBS News reports on the impact of the innovative scholarship program.


The Saginaw Promise is designed to serve as a catalyst for economic development by retaining and attracting families and business to the region.  The Promise is a post-secondary scholarship for all qualifying students who reside and attend school within the boundaries of the Saginaw school district.

OUR MISSION: The Saginaw Promise will transform and infuse the community as an economic stimulus initiative while cultivating higher education for children through a scholarship program.



NBA Legend
Earvin "Magic" Johnson
at the Dow Event Center
April 29, 2014

Strolling Dinner Tickets $125
Presentation Tickets $25

Become a sponsor o treat your
employees and friends
to a table of 8 for $1,000.

For tickets and sponsorship information contact
Kendrick Kemp at (989) 755-0545
or Sandra Darland at (989) 839-2334.

College Access Network a "Next Step" to helping students and families The Saginaw Promise Zone Authority Board approved for the SPZA to establish a local college access network whose focus will be to develop a county-wide framework for post-secondary education and to provide direct assistance to students pursuing post-secondary degrees. Yet to be approved by the Michigan College Access Network, the Saginaw College Access Network will be comprised of people representing K-12, post-secondary, business, and the public sector. Understanding that the enrollment process, financial aid applications, and lack of support may serve as obstacles preventing high school graduates from entering college, the Saginaw College Access Network will identify and record strategies to address barriers to college attainment.

Invest in Saginaw Youth
Every dollar helps and is TAX DEDUCTABLE!  Funding for the Saginaw Promise scholarship is raised through public and private donations. Saginaw Promise Partners include Sodexo, Chemical Bank, Citizens Bank, St. Mary's of Michigan,Team One Credit Union, Nexteer Automotive, the Saginaw Public School District, the Libraries of Saginaw, the Saginaw Schools Foundation and many more who share a vision for a better Saginaw.  The Saginaw Promise accepts secure online donations. It's fast and easy and your personal information will remain private.  Go to
1.  Click on the "How to donate" button.
2.  Select the "Saginaw Promise Zone Fund"

Donations may also be mailed to
The Saginaw Promise c/o The Saginaw Community Foundation, 1 Tuscola Street, Suite 100, Saginaw MI 48607. For more information call (989) 755-0545.


The Saginaw Public School District has a strategic plan to prepare students for college and beyond. Read the plan.

 Saginaw Promise
Quick Facts!

More than $300,000 in scholarships awarded to
students since 2012.

78% Retention Rate
for Promise Students.

The Saginaw Promise is an investment in Saginaw's Future.

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