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 one: $9,000 
  • Year two: $12,000
  • Year three and beyond: $15,000

Partner High School Application Process

  • Proposal pre-review available: Oct. 1 - Nov. 12, 2021 (application must be completed online)
  • Proposal submission due: Nov. 19, 2021
  • Adviser recruitment and selection: January-May 2022 
  • Adviser training & start date: August 2022
  • Grant period ends - June 2025

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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 Jenny McArdle, director of service strategy.