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UE, EVSC Forge Partnership to Launch Careers in Education and Health Sciences

Posted: Thursday, November 2, 2023

The University of Evansville (UE), in partnership with the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation (EVSC) is proud to announce a transformative collaboration that opens exciting educational pathways for high school students to earn college credit and qualify for scholarships.

Through this partnership, students interested in careers in health sciences or education can enroll in one of the Health Sciences Next Level Programs, the Academy of Science and Medicine (ASM), or the Education Pathways Program and earn college credits from UE, which can be easily transferred to other universities. Students who successfully complete one of these programs and are admitted to UE will also automatically qualify for a minimum academic merit scholarship of $25,000, renewable for up to four years.

Faculty at UE will work with high school administrators and instructors to provide additional educational opportunities for EVSC students, including but not limited to campus visits, observational experiences, and potential research projects with faculty and UE students. Students who earn college credit through this partnership will be well prepared to start one of UE's 3-year degree tracks in Elementary Education, Secondary Education, Nursing, or Exercise Science. Additionally, they are eligible to apply to direct entry programs at UE, including Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, and Physician Assistant Science, that provide the assurance of admission into a graduate program and shorten the time it takes to earn both the undergraduate and graduate degrees in their field.

"The collaboration between UE and the EVSC serves to strengthen our partnership and equip high school students with the tools necessary to chase their aspirations and never stop learning," said EVSC Superintendent Dr. David Smith. "Not only does this pave the way for students to earn college credit, but also opens doors to a world of possibilities."

"We are delighted to partner with EVSC to support young people who are passionate about education or health sciences and want to get a jump start on challenging and exciting careers in these fields while they are in high school," said Mary Kessler, Interim Executive Vice President, Academic Affairs and Provost.

Additional scholarship information can be found by clicking here.

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