Addison Community Schools, SHU Sign Partnership

Qualified AHS Graduates to Receive Guaranteed Financial Aid, Other Benefits

Qualified Addison Community Schools graduates will receive a guaranteed minimum of $5,000 in financial aid and scholarship commitments totaling more than $500,000 from Siena Heights University after a recent partnership agreement was signed.


“We are pleased Addison Community Schools has partnered with us,” said SHU President Sister Peg Albert, OP, PhD. “We hope Addison students will look at Siena Heights as an affordable higher education option and take advantage of the many opportunities we have to offer.”


“We have been talking to Addison over the last ninth months about programs that would be of interest to their students,” said SHU Vice President of Enrollment Management C. Patrick Palmer. “One of these programs is foreign languages with our increasing number of international students on campus. What we are trying to do is meet the needs of each of the school districts in Lenawee County. We’ve been working with each one of them in very different ways. We look forward to working with Addison Community Schools.”


Under the partnership that runs until Sept. 1, 2014, Addison 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 Addison Community Schools. 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) AHS graduate. The amount is inclusive of athletic grants.


In addition, four 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, teacher certification and health care professions to students who qualify for regular admission to the University and do not receive a merit scholarship listed above. Siena Heights will make a yearly financial commitment of $122,500 for each entering class.


There will also be professional development opportunities for AHS 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 Addison High School students who are part of a dual enrollment program. Siena Heights will also offer priority response for AHS 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.

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