August 16, 2018
Susquehanna University has partnered with the Milton Hershey School (MHS) to improve the national college graduation outcome for low-income students, which is only 14 percent according to the National Center for Education Statistics.
"One of our most important aspirations is to make a Susquehanna education attainable for all deserving students and to provide those students access to the most enriching opportunities we can," said University President Jonathan D. Green. "Our partnership with the Milton Hershey School is a tangible demonstration of our commitment to providing a transformative, world-class education to meritorious students from across the socio-economic spectrum."
MHS students who attend Susquehanna will benefit from academic coaching, student engagement resources, retention support to ensure their success throughout their entire college experience, and mentoring and training opportunities for students to create a professional network, identify and prepare for internships and develop a professional online brand.
"For many of our low-income, first-generation college students, a comprehensive support system is vital to their success in college and beyond," MHS Vice President of Graduate Programs for Success Tanya Baynham said. "Through our partnership with Susquehanna University, we can closely guide our students, help them break the cycle of poverty, and celebrate with them as they successfully graduate from college."
Milton Hershey School's Graduate Programs for Success (GPS) Division has partnered with 15 postsecondary institutions across the state of Pennsylvania. In addition to the individualized guidance offered at each institution, MHS career and higher education specialists provide comprehensive support throughout the entire duration of college.
The partnership with Susquehanna University is part of Milton Hershey School's ongoing commitment to strengthen its graduates' postsecondary experiences and improve the national college graduation outcome for low-income students.