Benefits & Results

"With Thrive, it's not about surviving college, but crushing it!" - Damie O., Graduate

Keeping the HOPE Scholarship

CONSIDER THE CHALLENGE

Approximately half of students who come into college with the HOPE scholarship lose it by the end of their first year - - and only 8% are able to earn it back. Thrive students maintain the HOPE scholarship at substantially higher rates than this, even when compared to demographically matched groups. They also earn higher grades and graduate sooner.

Individualized Approach

COLLEGE COACHING

One of the biggest reasons Thrive students can stay on track is because of the commitment of their Graduation Coaches. Coaches get to know the students before they start classes at KSU and stay with them all four years. They know your story. They support your goals. They help you access resources.

Early Access & Connections

IT'S NEVER TOO SOON TO START

Thrive students attend a few key, exclusive events on campus before they start college in the fall. From registration preparation to Orientation and an all-day conference, they begin connecting to fellow Thrivers, faculty, staff, and the campus early on. Their confidence increases dramatically before they step foot into their first college classes!

Resources

MAKING THE MOST OUT OF COLLEGE

Thrive students have access to exclusive Thrive program resources, in addition to coaching: first-year courses and Learning Communities, peer mentors, study spaces, activities, workshops, leadership opportunities, and recognition at graduation!

Student View

THRIVERS CAN TELL YOU

"(Thrive) made my freshman year the best! It was awesome getting to have class with my roommates and having that close-knit community." - Arianna, Senior

"Thrive helped me grow comfortable so quickly with the campus and my peers, whether it was through fun activities, helping me know which decisions are the best and worst to make, or helping relieve some of my freshman stress! And I continue to use their support and resources - - and will until I graduate!" - Taylor, Junior

"Thrive served as a great support network for me. I was able to meet so many people, professors, and other leaders on campus. Thrive helped me grow as a leader, so much so that I was a Peer Leader, an RA, and served as the VP for the National Residence Hall Honorary." - Larry, Graduate

"Both the Thrive program and my Graduation Coach have supported me throughout my four years and I couldn't have succeeded and maintained my HOPE Scholarship without their support!" - Josh, Graduate

"I am so thankful for Thrive! If it weren't for this program I would have found navigating college a lot harder." - Anna, Graduate

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