Grant facilitates high school students in transition to succeed at Saint Joseph’s College

A Maine College Access Grant awarded to Saint Joseph’s College of Maine by the Finance Authority of Maine (FAME) will help 36 at-risk Maine high school students achieve success at Saint Joseph’s through the College’s PATHS TO SUCCESS program.

With an aim to jump-start a student’s college career, PATHS TO SUCCESS provides an accelerated program of core classes. Students arrive on campus in August and complete a Fundamentals of Writing course in order to lower their fall semester load to three courses.

Utilizing job-shadowing, campus speakers and internships, admitted students will discover the facets of many potential careers. Along with academic, student life and career mentoring from upper classman, participating students will learn what it takes to be successful in college and after graduation.

To ensure timely completion of a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), webinars on YouTube and other social media will engage students and parents alike to take an active role in their son’s or daughter’s education process – from financial aid and enrollment to their academics.

The College asks high school counselors to help identify 12 students a year over the course of three years who exhibit the willingness and potential to overcome social, academic and financial barriers. Counselors across Maine will be mailed more detailed information regarding the PATHS TO SUCCESS guidelines in early December.

High school counselors should submit the names of students who have applied to Saint Joseph’s College and are being recommended for PATHS TO SUCCESS by March 1, 2013, to Lynn M. Brown at lbrown@sjcme.edu or by mail to:

Lynn M. Brown
Dean, Enrollment
Saint Joseph’s College
278 Whites Bridge Road
Standish, ME 04084

November 21, 2012
Contact: David Svenson at (207) 893-7723 or e-mail dsvenson@sjcme.edu