The National Consortium of Secondary STEM Schools (NCSSS) was established in 1988 to provide a forum for specialized secondary schools focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) disciplines to exchange information and program ideas.
Celebrating their 25th anniversary in 2013, the Consortium now includes approximately 100 member schools (high schools), many “ranked” as the best in the country, along with 55 affiliate members (colleges, universities, summer programs, foundations, and corporations) located in 32 states that share the goals of transforming mathematics, science, and technology education.
The Posse Foundation has identified, recruited and trained 6,275 public high school students with extraordinary academic and leadership potential to become Posse Scholars. Since 1989, these students have been receiving four-year, full-tuition leadership scholarships from Posse’s partner institutions of higher education. Posse partner colleges and universities are helping to transform the landscape of leadership in the United States by committing critical resources to diversifying their campuses, making their climates more welcoming to all students, and ensuring that Posse Scholars graduate with the finest education in the country. Most importantly, Posse Scholars persist and graduate at a rate of 90 percent and make a visible difference on campus and throughout their professional careers. The University of Rochester became a Posse school in 2013 for student in the DC area. As a Posse partner we:
- Work together with The Posse Foundation to select 10 DC Posse students each year.
- Provide a minimum of a full-tuition grant to each selected student.
- Designate and appoint a senior administrative officer to serve as a liaison to the Posse program.
- Identify a campus mentor for the incoming Posse.
- Host an annual PossePlus Retreat.
Say Yes to Education is a nonprofit that revitalizes communities by helping them give every Say Yes public high school graduate access to college or other post-secondary scholarships. The Say Yes Higher Education Compact, which began in 2008, has added more than 60 private colleges and universities since 2013. The University of Rochester is one of these 60 schools and as a National Partner College, we agree to:
- Ensure that Say Yes students whose annual family income is at or below $75,000 are eligible to receive scholarships covering the full cost of tuition, provided they successfully navigate the institution’s regular admission process.
- Assist Say Yes students whose family income is above $75,000 and who are enrolled in a Compact institution are eligible to receive annual grants, from the organization itself, of up to $5,000.
Strive for College believes that every student who deserves a shot at college should get one, and our mission is to connect those students with the know-how and support they need to prosper.
Strive is a free online community where aspiring college students connect with dedicated mentors to receive one-on-one guidance and support through the college admissions and financial aid application process. In addition to a dedicated mentor, Strivers also have access to exclusive, data-based college matching tools and custom resources specifically for first-generation college students—and it is all accessible anytime, anywhere!
UWC (United World Colleges) is a global education movement that makes education a force to unite people, nations, and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.
Our partnership requires us to actively recruit, admit, and enroll UWC graduates each year. Failing to enroll any UWC graduates during any two consecutive years jeopardizes our partner school status. All UWC graduates who enroll must be designated as “Davis UWC Scholars” at the University of Rochester whether funded using our financial aid resources or not.
The University of International Business and Economics (UIBE), situated in the northeast of Beijing, was founded in 1951. UIBE is a national key university jointly-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Commerce, and is the top university in the fields of economics and business.
The partnership between UIBE and the University of Rochester enables graduates of the IAC Pre-College Program at UIBE to be eligible for admission to the University of Rochester without requiring SAT or ACT scores.
Yes Prep Public Schools will increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to lead.
The IMPACT partnership agreement between the University of Rochester and YES Prep Public Schools dedicates at least three to five spaces for YES Prep students to attend MVP at the expense of the university. It also commits to providing 100% of the fly-in cost of all admitted YES Prep students that did not get the opportunity to attend MVP and meets the full demonstrated need of all admitted students. In addition, we will set aside at least one space of the annual counselor program for a YES Prep counselor and/or cover the costs of flying of at least one YES Prep counselor to accompany the students to the fall or spring fly-in program.