The University of Scranton’s University of Success is accepting applications


SCRANTON — The University of Scranton’s University of Success Program, a four-year pre-college mentorship program, is now accepting applications for the academic year that begins this summer. Applicants must be currently enrolled in the eighth grade and possess a strong desire to attend college in the future.

Applications may be obtained by calling 570-941-4377 or emailing Margaret Loughney, University of Success program director, at The deadline for submission is Monday, April 2.

The University of Success is designed to provide academic, social and cultural enrichment to area high school students. The program’s ultimate goal is to assist first-generation college-bound students to successfully gain entrance into a college or university.

The University of Success, offered free of charge to participants, is funded almost entirely by corporate and foundation grants.

The program begins with a two-week summer institute held on the campus of The University of Scranton from Sunday, July 8, to Friday, July 20. Upon completion of the summer program, students will continue to meet for enrichment sessions through their high school career.