College & University Partnerships

“Our university has been delighted with the preparedness, determination, and quality of the students we’ve found through our partnership with Boys Hope Girls Hope.”


Boys Hope Girls Hope partners with colleges and universities that align with our mission and values and are committed to supporting young adults historically underrepresented in higher education.

Building and sustaining relationships between Boys Hope Girls Hope and institutions of higher education creates a valuable pathway of awareness, access, and affordability for our scholars’ advancement to the next stage of their academic journey.

Higher education is an expectation.


Boys Hope Girls Hope is ready to work with colleges and universities to identify strategic points of collaboration focused on institutional enrollment goals, opportunities for enhanced financial aid packaging, and resources of student support services designed to meet the unique features of the first-generation, academically-motivated, student-in-need.  We are anxious to work with your business or institution!  To learn more, contact us. 

James Williams

Director of Post-Secondary Success and Strategic Partnerships

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As a partnering institution, you can:

  • Have early access to a motivated, talented, and diverse pool of scholars from our 14 US-based affiliates.
  • Boost college persistence and retention among first-generation and underserved student populations with consistent communication of scholar progress and intervention plans as necessary.
  • Benefit from the ongoing support collegians receive from Boys Hope Girls Hope network-wide.
  • Partner with an organization that supports the institution’s mission and efforts to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion on campus.
  • Help close the racial and ethnic disparities in enrollment and degree attainment for communities of color.
  • Lower post-graduate student loan debt to improve economic opportunity and social mobility for students from low-income households.

Partnership Requirements

  • There will be active collaboration between the Boys Hope Girls Hope network-wide and the institution.
  • Provide purposeful academic and programmatic support for Boys Hope Girls Hope collegians.
  • Inform Boys Hope Girls Hope of relevant college access opportunities offered to scholars.
  • Host scholars on campus for admission preview days and special events.
  • Dedicated staff and support systems facilitate the successful integration, retention, and graduation of Boys Hope Girls Hope collegians at rates comparable to the overall institutional graduation rate.
  • Competitive financial aid package for admitted scholars, preferably meeting full demonstrated need.

About Our Collegians



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Thanks to our Partners!

Boys Hope Girls Hope is proud to associate with this distinguished list of educational institutions and organizations that provide scholarship, leadership, and professional opportunities to Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars, collegians, and alumni.

Washington University in St. Louis
John Carroll University
St. Louis University
Arizona State University
Boston College
Dominican University
Drury University
Macalester College
st. olaf
university of denver
Smith College
Santa Clara University
Carleton College


Boys Hope Girls Hope has been around for 45 years, and our mission is critical now more than ever. Too many young people face intense barriers to their healthy well-being and personal development. Learning disparities, trauma, food insecurity, and depression, especially among teens, are on the rise. Educational costs are escalating. The Covid-19 pandemic has left even more young people facing grief or parents who are chronically ill.  And all of this is more prevalent in communities of color.  Boys Hope Girls Hope’s mission, program model, and approach are just as relevant today as when we started in 1977. Through studying research, performing regular evaluations of our work, and building new strategic partnerships, we’re staying true to our mission, adapting to these ever-changing times, and finding new ways to help more young people thrive.

Boys Hope Girls Hope scholars have attended the following colleges and universities:

  • Adams State College
  • Anhembi University School of Business (Brazil)
  • Air Force Academy
  • Albright College
  • Alfred University (2)
  • Allegheny Community College
  • American University
  • Antonelli Art Institute
  • Arizona State University (7)
  • Arkansas – Little Rock
  • Baton Rouge Community College (2)
  • Beaver County Community College
  • Belhaven College
  • Benedictine College (2)
  • Boston College
  • Boston University
  • Brooklyn College
  • Buffalo State College
  • Cal State (Long Beach)
  • Cal State (San Marcos)
  • Canisius College
  • Carlow College
  • Case Western Reserve School of Law
  • Catholic Pontifical University (Brazil)
  • Central Michigan University
  • Chapman University
  • Chicago Art Institute
  • Cincinnati State College
  • Clark-Atlanta University
  • Cleveland State
  • Colgate University
  • Colorado College
  • Colorado School of Mines
  • Colorado State University
  • Columbia College
  • College of DuPage
  • College of Holy Cross
  • College of Santa Fe
  • College of St. Benedict
  • Community College of Southern Nevada
  • Community College of the Desert – Palm Springs
  • Creighton University
  • Culver Stockton College
  • Dartmouth
  • Delgado Community College
  • Denver University
  • DePaul University (3)
  • Dowling College
  • Drake University
  • DuQuesne University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Edinboro University
  • Emory University
  • Fairfield University
  • Ferris State University
  • Florida Community College – Lake City
  • Florida Community College – Jacksonville
  • Florida State University
  • Fontbonne College
  • Fordham University (2)
  • Forest Park Community College
  • Fort Lewis College
  • Franciscan University
  • Georgetown University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Gettysburg College
  • Gustavus Adolphus College
  • Hamilton College
  • Harold Washington College
  • Hartford Community College–Baltimore
  • Hartwick College
  • Harvard University
  • Harvard Law School
  • Heidelberg University
  • Henry Ford University
  • Hocking University
  • Hofstra University
  • Holy Cross-of New Orleans
  • Howard University
  • Indiana University
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana Wesleyan University
  • Iona University
  • Iowa Central Community College
  • ITT Technical Institute
  • Jewish Theological Seminary–NY
  • John Carroll University
  • Kenyon College
  • Keuka College
  • Lake Forest College
  • Lakeland Community College
  • Lansing Community College
  • LaRoche University
  • Lehigh University
  • Lemoyne College
  • Liberty College
  • Lincoln University
  • Lindenwood College
  • Long Beach State
  • Louisiana State University
  • Loyola Marymount College
  • Loyola University–Chicago
  • Loyola University–New Orleans
  • Maine Maritime Academy
  • Marist College
  • Marquette University
  • Maryville University
  • Meramec Community College
  • Mercyhurst College
  • Mesa Junior College
  • Metropolitan State College of Denver
  • Miami University/Florida
  • Miami University—Ohio
  • Michigan State University
  • Mount Aloysius College
  • Mount St. Mary’s
  • Morgan State University–Baltimore
  • National Louis University–Chicago
  • New Mexico Military Institute
  • New York College
  • Nicholls State University
  • New York University
  • North Kentucky University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northeastern Illinois
  • Northwest Louisiana State
  • North Park
  • Oakland University
  • Oberlin College
  • Ohio Dominican College
  • Ohio State University—Mansfield
  • Ohio University
  • Ohio University–Athens
  • Pace University
  • Parkland College
  • Penn State
  • Pepperdine University
  • Phoenix College
  • Police Academy—New York
  • Portland State University
  • Princeton Theological Seminary
  • Purdue University
  • Queensboro College
  • Regis University
  • Robert Morris Business College
  • Rockhurst College
  • Rutgers University
  • St. Anselm College
  • St. George Medical School
  • St. John’s University—Minnesota
  • St. John’s of Staten Island
  • St. Louis University
  • St. Mary’s College of MN
  • St. Mary’s – San Antonio
  • St. Norbert’s College
  • St. Peter’s University
  • St. Olaf College
  • St. Thomas University
  • Saddleback Community College
  • Sam Houston State University
  • Southeastern Louisiana State University
  • Sanford Brown University
  • Santa Ana Community College
  • Sewickley School of Nursing
  • Smith College
  • Southwest Missouri State University
  • Southern Illinois University
  • Spring Hill Jesuit College
  • State University of New York
  • Staten Island Community College
  • Stetson University
  • Suny Purchase
  • Syracuse University
  • S.W. Missouri State University
  • Talladega College
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas A & M University
  • Trinity College
  • Truman State University
  • Tulane University
  • Universidad Mariano Galvez—Guatemala
  • Universidad Rafael Landivar—Guatemala
  • Universidade Ibirapuera—Brazil
  • University of Buffalo
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Detroit–Mercy
  • University of Houston
  • University of Houston School of Pharmacy
  • University of Illinois—Champaign
  • University of Illinois—Chicago
  • University of the Incarnate Word
  • University of Houston
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Miami
  • University of Michigan—Ann Arbor
  • University of Michigan–Dearborn
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Missouri—Columbia
  • University of Missouri—Kansas City
  • University of Missouri—Rolla
  • University of Missouri—St. Louis
  • University of Nebraska—Lincoln
  • University of Nebraska–Omaha
  • University of Nevada—Reno
  • University of New Orleans
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Rochester
  • University of Southern California
  • University of So. Mississippi
  • University of St. Thomas
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Southern Virginia
  • Vatterott Educational Center
  • Virginia Union University
  • Virginia Military Institute
  • Villanova University
  • Wagner College of Staten Island
  • Walsh University
  • Washington University
  • Wayne State – Detroit
  • Webster University
  • West Point Military Academy
  • Westchester Community College
  • Wheaton College of Massachusetts
  • Wheeling University (3)
  • Wittenberg University
  • Wright Junior College
  • Xavier University (New Orleans)


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