THE COLLEGE PROMISE MISSION
Montgomery County Ohio College Promise identifies, selects, and supports Montgomery County, economically disadvantaged students, who have shown promise, so their dream of attending and graduating from college becomes a reality.
Montgomery County Ohio College Promise is committed to providing deserving students within the region access to mentorship and resources needed to close the achievement gap and break the cycle of poverty.
Access to higher education is critical to unlocking opportunity and building prosperity, yet only 20% of low-income students finish college. Montgomery County Ohio College Promise helps the county’s best and brightest disadvantaged students access the educational opportunities needed to tap into their full potential. Through mentorship and a college scholarship, College Promise creates the community leaders, employees, and taxpayers of tomorrow, all while helping the region flourish. The majority of our scholars remain in the region, strengthening the Miami Valley’s community and economy.
Montgomery County Ohio College Promise is committed to decreasing disparities and advancing equity in the communities we serve.
- Equity is fundamental when recruiting College Promise scholars. All students, regardless of background, enjoy the same consideration for the program’s scholarship opportunity.
- Equity is critical when pairing students with caring mentors who serve as role models.We provide comprehensive mentor training to ensure our mentors value the opportunity to work with students from diverse backgrounds.
13 cohorts of students have taken part in the College Promise program
656students have been impacted by College Promise
339 students have attended a partner college or university following high school graduation
95% of students have attended college immediately after high school graduation
79% of students have persisted in college from year one to year two