The Scholars of Promise program has moved under the umbrella of RISE (Retention Initiatives and Student Engagements), a division of the college dedicated to ensuring that students have support to thrive. Now students have more access to career and financial advising staff, wrap around services and mentoring. At the same time, recruitment work will be strengthened to ensure eligible students know about the program and receive any additional assistance they need. Many of the students who would benefit from this program need extra help navigating the necessary systems to apply and enroll in higher education. This move will strengthen the program.
Other RISE programs focus on Veterans, First Generations Students, Men of Color through Men of Excellence, and Scholars of Color, among others.