Sisters Scholars

Helping students grow and reach their goals

Achieve a Better and Brighter Future

We believe everyone deserve access to a quality education to achieve a better and brighter future. Ursuline Sisters Scholars is a ministry of Beatitude House that helps college students from low-income families achieve their academic aspirations through mentorship and financial assistance for school-related living expenses.  Our goal is to break the cycle of poverty through education and help underprivileged adults overcome everyday challenges.

Students Served


of students are single parents



Success Rate

*2019-2020 statistics

Program Benefits

Ursuline Sisters Scholars provide students with several options to pursue educational goals dependent on their interests and needs.

Financial assistance is available to address a college student’s basic needs for food, clothing and transportation. This helps alleviate expenses and empower low-income individuals to overcome obstacles in their lives.

Scholarship and grants for academic-related needs are available for students enrolled in the program.

Workshops on topics such as financial/credit management, time management, academic/study skills, and stress management are provided.

One-on-One Mentoring

Mentors are vital to an individual’s success. Our mentors volunteer time to provide help, stability and guidance for students eager to achieve their goals and graduate from college or vocational school.

Ursuline Sisters Scholars Success Stories


Lauren Wimer

Through her coursework at Youngstown State University, Lauren met Sister Nancy Dawson and learned about the scholar’s program. “When I started this program I was working two full-time jobs and going to school to help support myself,” explained Wimer. “Since starting, I cut back to one job and focused more on my education.”

Wimer is grateful for her experiences through the scholars program and especially to her mentor. “This program set me up with a wonderful mentor, Mary Sabol,” said Wimer. “Mary has given me the opportunity to learn more about myself and to take my personal challenges and turn them into strengths.”

Mikalah Henyard

Mikalah Henyard always planned on attending college. She took the necessary steps and enrolled in college to pursue social work. Being a single mother, however, made her dream more challenging.

During her coursework, Henyard discovered Beatitude House, pursued an internship and applied to the Scholars Program. “The scholar’s program helped me tremendously in a variety of ways,” said Henyard.

Henyard worked with Beatitude House’s Support Service Director, Keisha Bales, throughout her internship. “Being provided with a mentor, helped me stay on track with school work and figure out how to identify potential barriers to my education,” she said.