The Genesee Opportunity (GO) stipend provides Genesee County high school graduates with money for college, career training, or certification licensing fees. To be eligible, you must reside in Genesee County, Michigan or on a property that is taxed by a Genesee County school district and be a graduate, from a high school in Genesee County. Graduates must be enrolled in an eligible training program or post-secondary educational institution and submit an application by the due date. The GO stipend can only be awarded one time and must be used within the first 12 months after graduation or GED completion.

The GO stipend is not based on income or grades, and is funded through a millage approved by Genesee County voters.

Once the completed application is received, Genesee Opportunity staff will verify the information provided to determine eligibility for the GO Stipend. Students who have already taken a qualifying assessment for certification at a training institution can call (810) 591-GCGO (4246) to discuss eligibility for reimbursement.

Application Opening Dates:

Class of 2024 - October 2023

Class of 2025 - October 2024

Class of 2026 - October 2025

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Unsure if you applied? Email our team to find out! The GO Stipend is a one-time award and can only be used once.

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Investing in the future of our county and region by investing in our students.

Genesee Opportunity

Go Learn

Post high school degrees and certifications equip you with greater opportunities.

Go Achieve

Pursuing education and skilled training immediately after high school graduation improves the chances of ultimately earning a degree or credential.

Go Beyond

Genesee Opportunity provides Genesee County high school students with a financial jump start toward their post-high school future, no matter what education path they choose.

Information Resources

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