Siena Heights University is promising more than $500,000 in financial aid to qualified Adrian Madison High School students after a partnership agreement was signed between the two institutions.
“We have had some outstanding students come from the Madison School District, and we hope to have more because of this agreement,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “We hope Madison students will look at Siena Heights as an affordable – and local – higher education option.”
“The Madison School community is deeply indebted to Siena Heights University for this very generous gift,” said Madison School District Superintendent James Hartley. “These scholarships will provide the opportunity for some very deserving Madison graduates – who otherwise could not – to attend college and prepare for successful futures. Hopefully in the future these graduates can model, and partially repay, Siena’s generosity by assisting other students in achieving their dreams.”
Under the partnership that runs until Sept. 1, 2012, Madison students who attend Siena Heights on a full-time basis following their high school graduation are eligible for several designated scholarships, including five Trustee Scholarships ($10,000 per student per academic year), five Presidential Scholarships ($8,500) and five Dean’s Scholarships ($6,000) for qualified students attending directly from Madison. For students who do not qualify for an above listed merit scholarships, a guaranteed minimum amount of $5,000 in Siena Heights University institutional financial aid for any qualified (regular admission criteria) MHS graduate. The amount is inclusive of athletic grants.
“The Madison mission is to develop each student to his or her full potential to be successful in an ever-changing world,” said SHU Vice President of Enrollment Management Frank Hribar. “Siena Heights supports this notion within its mission to assist people to become more confident, purposeful and ethical. We think this partnership agreement will not only provide Madison with more affordable access to a four-year education, it will provide access to an environment consistent with a global scope that its students have come to appreciate.”
In addition, three one-year scholarships of $2,000 will be awarded to students (above the $5,000 general commitment) in the areas of special education, mathematics/science/environmental science, teacher certification, business administration and health care professions to students who qualify for regular admission to the University and do not receive a merit scholarship listed above.
There will also be professional development opportunities for MHS faculty and staff, such as on-site continuing educational courses, workshops and presentations covering a wide variety of academic and other educational interests. Special admission consideration will also be made for qualified Madison High School students who are part of a dual enrollment program. Siena Heights will also offer priority response for MHS students in regard to admissions decisions, residence hall accommodations, financial aid and other student support services.
For more information about the partnership or about any other scholarship opportunities at Siena Heights University, please call 1-800-521-0009 or 517-264-7180.