Bryn Mawr’s inclusion in today’s White House summit on college access for low-income students was covered by a number of national and local media outlets including NPR, KYW Newsradio, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.
Bryn Mawr College is located just outside of Philadelphia, but every year the school goes looking for students in Boston.
Bryn Mawr typically admits 10 low-income students from the Boston area each year, providing them with financial assistance and introducing them to one another in hopes that they will form a network and support each other as they navigate through their college years.
Bryn Mawr doesn’t stop in Boston. Working with the nonprofit groups Posse Foundation and College Match, the college actively seeks to enroll low-income students who show great promise.
“We’re particularly interested in reaching women who might not otherwise attend a place like Bryn Mawr,” says Kim Cassidy, the college’s president.
Cassidy is among roughly 150 college presidents and officials from states, industry and nonprofits who will be attending a daylong meeting at the White House Thursday.