Montgomery County Ohio College Promise was founded in 2010 with the goal of providing a life-changing opportunity for 500 students within the community over a 10-year period. The program met the original goal and has continued beyond its initial 10 cohorts. These students, whose lives have been impacted by poverty, are identified and selected during their eighth-grade year. Each student is supported during high school by a caring adult mentor who meets with them on a weekly basis at their high school and through programming offered by the College Promise Program.
The selected students, upon the successful completion of high school and meeting the entrance requirements of the partner college or university, are awarded scholarships that allow them to attend college at little to no cost to them or their families. Partner colleges and universities include: Antioch College, Central State University, Denison University, Kettering College, Miami University, Miami University Regionals, Ohio Northern University, Ohio University, Sinclair Community College, the University of Dayton, Wilberforce University, Wilmington College, Wittenberg University, and Wright State University.