University of Success Program accepting application at The University of Scranton


For Abington Journal



SCRANTON — The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the 2016 academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future.

The University of Success is designed to provide academic, social and cultural enrichment to area high school students. The program’s ultimate goal is to assist first-generation college bound students to successfully gain entrance into a college or university.

The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants.

The program begins with a two-week summer institute, held on the campus of The University of Scranton, from Sunday, July 10, to Friday, July 22. Upon completion of the summer program, the students will continue to meet for enrichment sessions through their high school career.

Applications may be obtained by calling the University of Success Office at 570-941-4377 or by emailing Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director, at margaret.loughney@scranton.edu. Applications may also be obtained online from the University of Success web site.

The deadline for submission of applications is Friday, April 1.

For Abington Journal

Information provided by the University of Scranton.

Information provided by the University of Scranton.

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