We want to support your student’s future success.

It can be tough to start thinking about education after high school while your student is still young. Knowing how to get started saving and actually doing it can be the hardest part.

Promise Indiana Hancock County is here to help.

If you start a CollegeChoice 529 account for your student, Mt. Vernon Community School Corp. will deposit the first $25 to kick-start your savings. Students can also earn a match from the community when they raise money for their future education. If they receive $25 in deposits, we’ll add another $25. At school, students will discover college and careers in the classroom and explore IUPUI for a campus experience.

New to Promise Indiana Hancock County? You’re in the right place. Keep reading below to learn more about the program and how to get involved.

Ready to start a CollegeChoice 529 account for your student or to log in and check your balance? Click here.

Why should families participate?

Together, we are building hope for bright futures.

Since 2017, we’ve supported Hancock County students to start and grow their savings for education and dream about their futures.

Each year, 1,000 Hancock County students discover college and careers in their classrooms and explore IUPUI.

To date, 16,208 deposits have been made for Hancock County students' future education.

Hancock County families have saved and earned matches totaling over $2,855,729 for future education.

On average, Hancock County students who are saving have $5,424 for their future education.

“Promise has benefited our family by encouraging our kids to think about their futures. They loved the piggy banks, and the trip to IUPUI, and it's been good for them to be exposed to college planning at a young age. It made it possible for them to take the first steps towards pursuing their future goals. ”
Jeff and Erica Sincroft, Parents of Alli and Avery, JB Stephens Elementary
“Saving for our child’s higher education is important to us. This has allowed us to start saving early and have discussions as a family regarding the importance of an education. Knowing our son has a head start in preparing for his future, is an amazing feeling. ”
Travis and Lindsay Rivers, Parents of Tyler, Fortville Elementary
“The children in my class are still talking about IUPUI and that was almost 6 months ago. When driving to a different field trip, all the kids got excited thinking we were going back to the campus.”
Ginay Bowman, Kindergarten teacher, Sugar Creek Elementary School, Southern Hancock School Corporation
“gbcBANK considers education of our young children as one of the most significant and exciting opportunities in this county. We also strongly support the efforts of the Hancock County Promise program to advance the education and eventually, the living standards, for all.”
John Kennedy, President & CEO, gbcBank
“At Hancock Health, we believe the success of our county tomorrow lies in the hands, hearts and minds of our children today. The Promise program ensures every child in our county will have the opportunity to develop to their full potential, thus ensuring a bright future for all who call Hancock County home. ”
Steve Long, President & CEO, Hancock Health
“The Greenfield Central School Foundation supports Promise because we believe we should all invest in the future of our community, and that starts with the education of our youth and there is no better time than when they are in kindergarten. When children feel that the community supports their education and cares about giving them the best start, they will remember that! ”
Ginny Brown, Executive Director, Greenfield Central Schools Foundation

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