REACH Scholars Program
Resources and Education for Achievement and Connections to Happen
Susquehanna University’s REACH Scholars Program is dedicated to enhancing and supporting your college journey through personalized attention and assistance. It equips you with the necessary tools and opportunities to excel academically and socially at Susquehanna and beyond.
Within this program, you’ll establish connections with a caring community of faculty members, academic coaches and other REACH student scholars. You’ll collaborate closely with your REACH peers, engaging in stimulating intellectual conversations that broaden your horizons. The immersive experience empowers you to cultivate your talents and strengths.
Your path to success at Susquehanna is well within your REACH!
Support for REACH Scholars
Take advantage of valuable resources to navigate academic challenges, secure financial aid, pursue graduate school ambitions and explore career development opportunities.
You will be assigned a student development coach who will meet with you regularly.
Susquehanna University’s REACH Scholars Program is committed to helping you achieve two primary goals:
- Maintain your GPA that meets or exceeds the institution’s requirement for good academic standing.
- Ensure your consistent and satisfactory progress toward the completion of your degree.
Susquehanna University will actively assist you in securing grants and scholarships from federal, state and external financial aid sources. Additionally, the university will allocate institutional grants whenever possible to reduce or eliminate your unmet financial needs.
You will benefit from group programming, such as:
- Academic seminars
- Financial literacy education
- Graduate school preparedness
- Cultural excursions
- Outdoor activities
- Wellness workshops
Pathways for REACH Scholars
There are two program pathways to becoming a REACH Scholar — the Act 101 Program and TRiO.
Act 101 Program
for Pennsylvania residents
Susquehanna University’s Act 101 Program is funded by a grant from the Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency and the state Department of Education.
All eligible students should apply to take advantage of the many program benefits.
To be eligible for Act 101 support services, a student must meet all the following requirements:
- Reside in Pennsylvania,
- Satisfy the federal income criteria, and
- Exhibit educational aspirations.
for U.S. citizens, national or permanent residents
The TRiO Student Support Services program, under the Higher Education Act, aims to boost graduation rates for students who meet one of the following requirements:
- Be a first-generation student — neither parent or guardian has a four-year college degree,
- Qualify as income eligible, and/or
- Have a documented disability and registered with the Disability Services Office.
- Demonstrate an academic need, as determined by the Office of TRiO SSS,
Be a citizen, national or permanent resident of the United States, and
- Be enrolled at Susquehanna or accepted for enrollment for the next academic semester.