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Deadline approaching for Futures for Frontliners Scholarship

ALPENA, Mich. –  Michigan front line workers interested in going to college need to apply soon for a state–wide scholarship opportunity before the December 31st deadline.

The Futures for Frontliners Scholarship program offers free tuition to eligible Michigan workers. Governor Whitmer introduced the educational scholarship earlier this year as a way to reward Michigan frontline workers during the COVID–19 pandemic.

Alpena Community College staff said this is a great opportunity for Michigan workers looking for a change.

“It’s an opportunity for people who work in any essential jobs and there’s a list of them out there,” said ACC Director of Admissions Mike Kollien.

“A lot of healthcare workers, even delivery drivers, grocery store workers, those types of people, who are eligible to apply for some free college scholarship dollars to further their education.”

Kollien said the college has seen an uptick in applications, and urges students to apply, but there is no rush to start classes.

“Students and applicants to the program they have to start their education within 2021, said Kollien.”

“So they don’t have to start classes in January they could start classes in summer or maybe even next fall, but they need to apply for the program by December 31st, of this year.”

Kollien said he wants applicants to be aware that part of the approval process includes applying for federal financial aid.

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