Promise Program: Transforming Possibilities into Success
Mount Mary's Promise Program strives to open the doors of opportunity for first-generation, low-income college students by offering guidance in all aspects of the college experience. Promise Scholars benefit from a supportive environment that celebrates their achievements and assists them with individual challenges they might face. The Promise Program is committed to providing Promise Scholars the tools, resources, and mindset necessary to be successful college students and morally responsible leaders with a strong sense of social justice.
Find the Promise Program offices in the lower level of Haggerty Library, Room #019, (414) 258-4810, ext. 264.
Promise Plus Project
The Promise Plus Project (P3) is funded by the Great Lakes Higher Education Guaranty Corporation, and provides 60 students from traditionally underserved backgrounds services that focus on mitigating the non-academic challenges they face that impact their ability to persist in college.
Through learning communities, peer mentoring and other program components, the Project, which supplements the academic support offered by Mount Mary’s Promise Program, targets the non-academic issues causing students to withdraw from college—including issues surrounding finances, a limited sense of belonging in college, and unclear or misinformed major and career choices.
The Promise Program is a federally funded Student Support Services TRiO program. We serve first-generation and low-income college students in an effort to help them remain in good academic standing, persist in college, and graduate with a bachelor's degree. Established in 2010, we assist 140 students annually, providing academic and social support services including:
- academic advising
- academic and social skill workshops
- career development
- financial literacy information and training
- advanced degree planning
- cultural and social programming
- supplemental grand aid
- professional tutoring
Here's proof that the program works!
How to Apply
The Promise Program serves students throughout their first undergraduate academic career. Students who would like to apply to the program should submit a Promise Program Application to our office, located in the lower level of Haggerty Library.
To be eligible, students must:
- be US citizens or nationals or meet residency requirements for federal student financial assistance
- be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in the next academic term at Mount Mary College
- have a demonstrated academic need for Promise Program services
- be first-generation (no parent/legal guardian obtained a bachelor's degree) and/or be low-income (see the U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education for the guidelines we follow)