Prepares students for participation in a global society
LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2016) — Transylvania University is offering at least $60,000 in scholarships over four years to graduates of its International Baccalaureate (IB) program. Transylvania will begin offering the scholarships in the fall of 2017.
The more than 5,500 IB programs in 151 countries prepare students for participation in a global society through a rigorous curriculum. Founded in 1968, IB educates students aged 3-19, awarding them degrees or certificates upon finishing the program. Four Kentucky high schools have IB programs and there are several more in the region.
“We are reaching out to IB students everywhere because we believe that our shared approaches to modern, interdisciplinary liberal arts education offer each of us the opportunity to grow and to use education to improve our lives and make the world a better place for all,” Transylvania President Seamus Carey said.
Those offered a scholarship also will receive early entry into the 100 Doors to Success mentoring program. This initiative pairs students with alumni who share a wealth of workplace and life experience. Additionally, the university will guarantee them internships and/or study abroad experience.
Ninety-eight percent of Transylvania’s students receive assistance that reduces tuition.