Lighthouse Learning (formerly known as EuroKids International), an early childhood and K-12 education group, and York College of Pennsylvania in the US, announced the signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a three-year partnership today. The partnership is aimed at enhancing students’ educational experiences, higher education pathways and scholarship opportunities.
The company said that the partnership will enable its students to gain access to annual multi-disciplinary learning workshops conducted by York College faculty. In addition to this, they will also get an opportunity to compete for highly competitive scholarships and explore the diverse range of programs offered by the College.
This hands-on and immersive approach to education aligns perfectly with Lighthouse Learning's mission to foster personal development in students, and develop the skills to thrive in the future global economy, it added.
The MoU was signed by Prajodh Rajan, co-founder and group CEO of Lighthouse Learning, and Dr. Thomas D. Burns, president of York College of Pennsylvania. York College is recognised for its excellence in professional business, engineering, and education programs, offering a broad spectrum of over 70 majors in these professional programs as well as in the sciences, arts, and humanities.
Some of the diverse programs offered by the College include STEM programmes, Pre-Medical Sciences, Film and Media Arts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cybersecurity Management, and Environmental, and Sustainability Studies, among others.
As part of the MoU, students who attend secondary schools operated by Lighthouse Learning for a minimum of two academic years will be eligible to apply for a guaranteed $9,000 USD merit scholarship per academic year for the entire four-year program.
Additionally, these students will also have the opportunity to apply for non-guaranteed, competitive-based scholarships offered by York College, including the James L. Mohatt Excellence in Music Scholarship, Vincent Risley Scholarship, Eisenhart Community Scholars, and Presidential Research Fellowship.
Announcing the partnership, Rajan added, “This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to student success, as it opens new possibilities for students. By offering access to diverse learning experiences and an array of scholarships, we are not only reshaping the educational landscape but also providing our students with the tools to unlock their full potential.”