Rewarding dedicated students with higher education funding
At Milton Hershey School, it is important to see graduates continuing their education and leading productive and successful lives post-graduation.
The Continuing Education Scholarship was established to provide scholarship assistance to eligible graduates pursuing full-time study towards one accredited, classroom-based (online degrees NOT supported) undergraduate program of at least nine months in length that leads to a diploma, certificate or degree from a U.S. institution.
The CES is essentially a partnership between the school and graduates to help fund higher education pursuits for those who continue to demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed in their post-secondary studies.
For the most recent school year, the CES program planned to invest over $6 million in the higher education of our graduates. The potential CES earnings amount for the Class of 2017 is $87,500. In this partnership, both the students and the school have responsibilities.
Like all initiatives at the School, the CES program is built upon the guiding principles established by Mr. & Mrs. Hershey in the Deed of Trust (1909). Section 21 of the Deed of Trust states:
“All children shall leave the institution and cease to be the recipients of its benefits upon their completion of the full course of secondary education being offered at the School. The Managers may in their discretion provide for such a system of premiums and rewards dependent upon good behavior, character, and proficiency…”
The CES program is an example of one of the systems of premiums and rewards that Mr. & Mrs. Hershey describe. Our hope is that all of our young graduates earn the ability to participate in, and to continue to receive, CES funding for their full-time undergraduate higher education pursuits.
Be Advised – Forfeiture Notice
While a student enrolled at MHS, conduct that violates the “good behavior, character, & proficiency” requirements outlined in the Deed of Trust may result in the student forfeiting the privilege of access to CES funds earned in any prior year at Milton Hershey School.
After graduating from MHS, submitting fraudulent information, improperly accepting CES funds you are not eligible to receive, failing to direct your school to submit refunds due to over-payments or other circumstances directly to Milton Hershey School, or in any other way not meeting the CES requirements stipulated in the Deed of Trust of good behavior, character and proficiency, is grounds for permanent termination from the CES program and possible pursuit of legal action against the student to recoup any CES funds owed to the School.
Please review the entire CES section of the website for detailed information regarding the program and feel free to contact the members of the Transition Services staff listed below:
Financial Aid Coordinator
Part-time Financial Aid Assistant
Financial Aid Assistant
If you are a graduate of Milton Hershey School and need to access the MyCES website, click here.