Continuing Education Scholarship
CES Philosophy & Overview
The Continuing Education Scholarship (CES) has been established to provide scholarship assistance to eligible Milton Hershey School® graduates pursuing full-time study towards an accredited, classroom-based (on-line 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 Milton Hershey School and our graduates to help fund higher education pursuits for recent graduates who continue to demonstrate the desire and ability to succeed in their full-time post-secondary school studies.
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! 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:
Ken Brown, Financial Aid Coordinator
Sherry Youtz, Financial Aid Assistant
While a student enrolled at MHS, conduct that violates the “good behavior, character, and 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 overpayments 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.