The Lynch Foundation has awarded Regis a $46,500 grant for financial aid to students enrolled in the university’s Summer Scholars program. The program provides high school students the opportunity to earn college credits and potentially advance their future degree program.

The Summer Scholars program at Regis is designed for rising high school juniors and seniors to enroll in two academic courses in preparation for their future college studies. Students spend three full weeks living on campus, experiencing college life and meeting new friends while taking the courses.

“The Summer Scholars program at Regis provides high school students with the unique opportunity to get acclimated to college life, both academically and socially,” said Kim Rocco, early college programing and outreach coordinator. “A Regis education builds students' character and confidence as they prepare for careers and lives of meaning. The program enables high school students to earn college credits, potentially advancing their college degree program before they graduate high school. This gift from The Lynch Foundation will provide the financial resources to ambitious high school students who wish to get a head-start on their college studies.”

The Lynch Foundation was founded by Carolyn and Peter Lynch in 1988 to support the educational efforts of The Roman Catholic Church. According to the Lynch Foundation, it values “bold initiatives with the focus and determination to create change that honors human dignity and values individual potential.”