Red River Promise

Making a Promise to Students, Parents, and Community

What is it?

The Red River Promise, in partnership with our communities, will build a stronger college-going culture, produce students ready to achieve their educational goals and provide well-educated and trained graduates to strengthen our local and state-wide workforce. Graduating seniors from the 13 Promise schools are eligible to receive varied support services and the cost of tuition and fees covered for credit courses for up to two years or 60 credit hours.

Have questions about Red River Promise?

Email: promise@nctc.edu

Barbara Stanley
bstanley@nctc.edu
(940) 668-4298

Partnering ISDs add

Bowie ISD

Bowie ISD

Callisburg ISD

Callisburg ISD

Era ISD

Era ISD

Forestburg ISD

Forestburg ISD

Gainesville ISD

Gainesville ISD

Gold-Burg ISD

Gold-Burg ISD

Graham ISD

Graham ISD

Lindsay ISD

Lindsay ISD

Muenster ISD

Muenster ISD

Nocona ISD

Nocona ISD

Prairie Valley ISD

Prairie Valley ISD

Saint Jo ISD

Saint Jo ISD

Valley View ISD

Valley View ISD

Benefits

  • Tuition and general use fees covered for two years or 60 credit hours through grants and scholarships.
  • Partner with a Success Coach who will serve as a mentor the end of senior year to college completion.
  • Strengthened partnership with ISDs to become College Ready.
  • Student Learner Record to empower students and help streamline college enrollment processes.
  • University Partnerships with both transfer and direct entry opportunities

Eligibility Requirements

  • Enrollment at a Promise eligible High School:
    • Cooke: Callisburg, Era, Gainesville, Lindsay, Muenster, Valley View
    • Montague: Bowie, Forestburg, GoldBurg, Prairie Valley, Nocona, Saint Jo
    • Young: Graham
  • Submit Promise Pledge - Jan 18 - March 1
  • Complete 10 hours community service per year
    (Sophomore, Junior, Senior)
  • Graduate on Time (within expected academic graduation year)
  • Enroll in college for the immediate fall semester after graduation
  • Submit following applications by deadline of senior year:
    • FAFSA/TASFA - Oct 1 -March 1
    • ApplyTexas - Nov 1 - March 1
    • NCTC Foundation Scholarship - March 1 -April 15
  • Once enrolled at NCTC as a Promise Scholar, continued eligibility criteria include:
    • Maintain minimum 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) to uphold good academic standing at the college.
    • Must complete (12 hrs.) in each fall and spring semester.
    • Submit following applications by established deadline:
      • FAFSA/TASFA - Oct 1 -March 1
      • NCTC Foundation Scholarship - March 1 -April 15

Student Renewal

Once enrolled at NCTC as a Promise Scholar, continued eligibility criteria includes:

  • Maintain minimum 2.0 cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) in order to continue good academic standing at NCTC.
  • Must complete 12 hours in the fall and spring semester.
  • Submit following applications by established priority deadlines:
    • FAFSA/TASFA: October 1 - March 1
    • NCTC Foundation Scholarship: March 1 - April 15

"The ability for a community to inspire and develop talent is the cornerstone of a healthy regional economy. Community colleges play a central role in developing Texas talent and we are energized to be learning with other regional initiatives as part of this grant as well as along with many other Texas talent regions." — DR G. BRENT WALLACE, Chancellor, North Central Texas College