Siena Heights University (SHU) recently signed a partnership agreement with Detroit Promise, a last-dollar scholarship organization that ensures all eligible Detroit residents have a tuition-free path to an associate degree, bachelor’s degree, or technical certificate at participating institutions. As of May 2023, Siena Heights University is one of those institutions.

The agreement was spearheaded by SHU alum and admissions counselor Darius Price. Of the partnership, Price said, “We are excited about the partnership we have established with the Detroit Promise. This gives us the opportunity to expand our reach to the city of Detroit in a more effective way. We want students to know we are here to invest in the success of their future!”

In the agreement with Detroit Promise, Siena Heights ensures that all eligible Detroit students can receive $1000 in scholarship for both the residential campus in Adrian, Michigan, as well as for SHU Global, Siena’s nationally recognized online program. The scholarship can also be applied to SHU’s new Workforce Development program, which allows individuals to earn specific certifications in a variety of subjects to help expand their education, develop their skills, and advance their careers.  

Siena Heights Vice President of Enrollment, George Wolf, said, “Siena Heights is thrilled to partner with Detroit Promise. We have an extensive history in the Detroit area with our residential program and SHU Global– and now, with the addition of the Workforce Development Program, we get to see more great graduates come through our colleges. This agreement is another way we can help our students succeed, and we are excited to see them do so.