Academic Partners – We Create Opportunities
The Marie Nesbitt Promise Prize® is awarded annually to graduate and undergraduate students who have achieved academic excellence as demonstrated by grade point average, leadership, initiative, service and promise. Scholars remain a part of the program, the network, and their cohort, for life. The primary purpose is to support exceptional students in completing their academic program and achieving life and career success.
Empowered and centered at the campus level, Academic Partners collaborate with the Change Create Transform Foundation to customize student focused programs to align with their specific mission, needs and goals. Sustainability and commitment are key requirements of Academic Partners.
Academic Partners create opportunities for student success
Expand Student Recruitment and Retention
by attracting and supporting underrepresented high performing students.
Strengthen Academic Excellence
by creating programs that focus on academic achievement, motivation and student outcomes.
Enhance Institutional Advancement
by creating a framework that sets an example. Develop a strong affinity between Scholars and their alma mater, while attracting and engaging donors.
Academic Partners & Scholar Programs
- Bronx Community College
- Southern Illinois University – Edwardsville
- College of Mount Saint Vincent
- Grinnell College
- SUNY Buffalo Law School
- Montclair State University
- University of Illinois at Chicago
- Project GRAD – Newark, New Jersey
- University of Iowa
- University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis
To view the Bronx Community College short video and learn more about the Media and Digital Film Production Program click here.
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