High School Partnership Expectations

MCAN is seeking responses from high school leadership (administrators and school counselors) who are committed to supporting a dedicated, full-time, college adviser and dramatically raising their college-going rates through a systematic team approach. Selected high schools commit to participating in the program for a minimum of three academic years and providing the required cost share. The funding expectation will increase over the first three years of the program. 


Annual Cost Share Requirement 

  • Year 1 High Schools: $9,000 
  • Year 2 High Schools: $12,000
  • Year 3 and Beyond High Schools: $15,000


Partner High School Application Process

  • Request For Proposal availableSeptember 18, 2020
  • Application deadline: November 13, 2020
  • Initial high school partnerships announced: December 11, 2020
  • Adviser candidate interviews: Winter/Spring 2021
  • Program begins: August 2021
  • Adviser training (required): August 2, 2021
  • Adviser reports to high school placement: August 30, 2021*
  • Grant period ends: June 2024*

*Dependent on school calendar


Intent to Apply

Interested high schools are required to submit an Intent to Apply form prior to gaining access to the online application portal. Upon review, MCAN will create a profile for the applying school within SurveyMonkey Apply, our online application portal. This will allow the school to create the proposal for consideration.
Access Intent to Apply form → 


Award Process

High schools are selected through a competitive selection process. Final decisions regarding selection are based on information provided in the application, the school buy-in as demonstrated by the letters of support provided, and the level of need communicated in the proposal.


Questions and Assistance 

For more information or to set up an application pre-review, contact AdviseMI Program Director Melissa Steward.