The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) and the Walmart Foundation recently selected Alverno College to receive a $100,000 CIC/Walmart College Success Award. The funds will be used to create the Promise Scholars program.
“We’ve always believed that the mission of a women’s college must extend beyond the students on campus to the larger community,” said Mary J. Meehan, Ph.D., president of Alverno College. “This award will support us in extending our work into the greater Milwaukee community in even more effective ways.”
The new program will expand the advising and academic support strategies available to first-generation students. The ultimate goal is to help them succeed.
Alverno is one of 20 CIC members selected to receive $100,000; 10 CIC members received awards of $50,000 each. All of the award winners have an undergraduate enrollment with at least 30 percent first-generation students among the most recent classes of first-year students.