North Park University created the Lighthouse Cohort Program to offer academic and financial support for urban, first-generation college students who have demonstrated academic success. Each year, 10 first-year students are invited to join a new cohort. Beginning with your early arrival on campus for the fall semester, Lighthouse Scholars take part in academic, social, service, and career-planning events alongside peer mentors, faculty, and staff. These activities are designed with one thing in mind: student success. By living on campus, studying, serving, and learning together, you’ll be part of a close-knit community and support one another through the first transitional year between high school and college—and then on until graduation.

Learn more and apply here.