Albion College issued the following announcement on June 6.
The Class of 2023, which features 10 incoming first-year students, also includes five students who have older brothers or sisters who are also participating in the program.
“I didn’t expect that when we first began the program, but I’m very pleased,” said Keena Williams, '09, associate dean and president’s special advisor for global diversity. “What’s most amazing is we have strong families who are committed to the program and the community. They want to see their children succeed and they want to see the community succeed.”
The current cohort of Build Albion Fellows consists of 38 students (the Class of 2020 has seven members; the Class of 2021 has eight; the Class of 2022 has 13). The program continues to be one of the College's signature programs since its introduction in the fall of 2014 as a way to help local students interested in pursuing a liberal arts education get that opportunity at Albion College. The program graduated its first class of four Fellows in May.
Eligible students need to live in the Albion area or former Albion Public Schools district and, after being admitted to Albion College, demonstrate high financial need based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and a commitment to service in the local community. Those admitted will receive four-year tuition, housing and meals; in return, the Fellows will engage in service projects that help the community.
“I’m really excited about this group,” Williams said. “There are some amazing students. There are some bright, intelligent kids. They chose to be here and we’re excited about that. I was hoping we’d have some really amazing students who are committed to being at Albion and committed to seeing their community improve. And we do.”
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Source: Albion College