Stonehill College Marks Cristo Rey Network's 60th National University Partner
Stonehill College Marks Cristo Rey Network's 60th National University Partner
Jessie Fenton

Stonehill College renews its engagement in the movement's University Partner program

October 21, 2020 – CHICAGO – Today, the Cristo Rey Network announced that Stonehill College has been named the movement's 60th University Partner. Stonehill College, among all fellow University Partners, shares a commitment to educating and supporting Cristo Rey students on their path to achieving a Bachelor's degree.

"We see our partnership with the Cristo Rey Network as a critical way of demonstrating Stonehill's appreciation for the commitment Cristo Rey families have made to a Catholic education and an acknowledgement of the exceptional preparation for college provided by Cristo Rey high schools," states Joseph Dacey, Vice President for Enrollment Management at Stonehill College. "As an intuition, we are extremely enthusiastic about the opportunity to welcome a community of students with such a strong demonstration of character and academic rigor. Solidifying this relationship provides a natural avenue for extending Stonehill's mission centric commitment to access and inclusivity."

Stonehill College's Office of Undergraduate Admission will provide an application fee waiver to Cristo Rey Network students in order to remove any monetary barrier for any student interested in applying to Stonehill.

In addition, Stonehill offers a First-Generation Scholar Program, a collaborative transition program designed to provide academic, professional, financial and social support to incoming first generation students. All institutional grants for these selected students will take the form of a "Cristo Rey Scholarship" and will be offered to admitted students from Cristo Rey schools on a rolling basis until four commitments are secured.

"Stonehill College has recognized the brilliance and ambition of our students for over a decade, offering the personal attention and educational tools needed to integrate our graduates' intellectual aptitudes with their professional goals," stated Stephanie Arias, Director of College Initiatives at Cristo Rey Network.

With over 90% of recent graduates in full-time roles or in graduate school, Stonehill College's successes align with Cristo Rey Network's mission for students to be college-prepared and career-ready post graduation.

About Stonehill College

Nationally ranked Stonehill College is located between Boston and Providence. It offers more than 100 majors and minors in which students not only benefit from a strong academic foundation but also from a wide array of research and internship experiences on campus, in nearby metropolitan areas, and around the world. A Catholic college founded in 1948 by the Congregation of Holy Cross, Stonehill guides students in the development of leadership skills and fosters in them the desire to create a more just society. It strives to empower all students to challenge and support one another and to embrace our human solidarity, which we understand as essential to inclusivity. Learn more.

About Cristo Rey Network

The Cristo Rey Network of 37 high schools delivers a career focused, college preparatory education in the Catholic tradition for students with limited economic resources, uniquely integrating rigorous academic curricula with four years of professional work experience and support to and through college. Cristo Rey partners with educators, businesses and communities to enable students to fulfill their aspirations for a lifetime of success: students are three times more likely to complete a bachelor's degree by age 24, compared to the total U.S. low-income population. Learn more.