Milton Hershey School and Dickinson College have reached an agreement they hope will help low-income and first generation college students.
On Tuesday, the two schools signed a memorandum of understanding that will provide more individualized and focused support for Milton Hershey students who attend Dickinson College.
“We are thrilled to work with this outstanding institution that allows promising students in financial need to realize their full potential,” Dickinson College President Margee Ensign said in a written statement. “Dickinson is committed to making our useful liberal arts education accessible to all students who demonstrate academic talent, and we look forward to a continuing collaboration with Milton Hershey School.”
Students will receive help from an academic coach and have access to comprehensive resources at Dickinson College.
This is the sixth partnership Milton Hershey School has established. Other agreements have been signed with Shippensburg University, Mansfield University, East Stroudsburg University, Indiana University of Pennsylvania and Millersville University.
“By combining efforts with Dickinson College, we can increase the level of support young MHS graduates receive throughout their college experience,” Milton Hershey School President Peter Gurt said in a written statement. “Our goal is to ensure our alumni are able to be academically successful with the help of individualized attention and resources that translate into improved college graduation rates.”
The partnership is a part of Milton Hershey School’s Graduate Program for Success Division, which provides dedicated career counseling, teachers and transition specialists to support students and alumni.