Adrian College Added to Kalamazoo Promise List

The Michigan College Alliance offers additional opportunities to Kalamazoo Promise Scholars.

Kalamazoo, Mich (June 10, 2014) - The Kalamazoo Promise and the Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) are pleased to announce their partnership on behalf of Kalamazoo Promise eligible students. Beginning in the fall of 2015, students may use their Kalamazoo Promise scholarship to attend any one of the MCA liberal arts colleges and universities in Michigan, including Adrian College.

The Kalamazoo Promise and the MCA member institution will fully and jointly fund tuition and fees. The Kalamazoo Promise will fund at the level of the undergraduate average tuition and fees for the College of Literature, Science and Arts at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. The College will cover the remaining balance of its annual tuition and fees.

“This opportunity for Promise Scholars is a true measure of access and equity,” said Janice M. Brown, board member for The Kalamazoo Promise. “The existing Promise institutions, led by Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo Valley Community College have done a tremendous job in welcoming, supporting and providing programs at considerable effort and cost.”

“These colleges serve as a wonderful model of how to support The Kalamazoo Promise student, and the strategies they have developed are benefitting all of their students.”

“This partnership truly is a winning proposition for [both student and institution.] Promise Scholars will benefit from increased college choices throughout the state, while having these deserving students on their campus will enrich our MCA colleges and universities,” stated Bob Bartlett, CEO of the Michigan Colleges Alliance.

“We are grateful to The Kalamazoo Promise for creating this opportunity.”

For more information about the Kalamazoo Promise, please contact Bob Jorth, Executive Director, The Kalamazoo Promise, 269-337-0037 or via email at Von Washington, E.D. Community Relations, 269-488-3577 and via email at

About the Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) Michigan Colleges Alliance (MCA) works to strengthen the shared capacity of 15 leading independent, four-year colleges and universities grounded in a liberal arts and sciences tradition, to broaden college choice in Michigan, support access to MCA campuses for students and families and foster career outcomes for MCA graduates.

MCA member institutions include: Adrian College, Albion College, Alma College, Andrews University, Aquinas College, Calvin College, Hillsdale College, University of Detroit Mercy, Hope College, Kalamazoo College, Madonna University, Marygrove College, Olivet College, Siena Heights University and Spring Arbor University.