Graduate Programming & Professional Development

The Keystone Honors Academy regularly hosts a number of activities which assist students in preparing for post baccalaureate work. Programming includes graduate school preparation and professional development.

Graduate School preparation includes graduate school visitations, graduate school fairs, support for preparatory courses for entrance exams, and ongoing advising to assist in graduate school selection and application. The Cheyney University Graduate School Fair is hosted on campus each fall and graduate programs from across the region attend the event. Scholarships are available to students who place successfully in the Bond Hill affiliated programs!!

Student placement in graduate programs continues to increase every year, so all students at Cheyney University are encouraged to participate in graduate school programming sponsored through the KHA!!!

Professional Development includes participation in leadership conferences, leadership development workshops, lectures and panel discussions with professionals in a number of different fields!

  • Professional Conference Attendance
  • THIS Program
    • Students in the Keystone Honors Academy participate in the Harrisburg Internship Program every semester.
    • THIS website
  • Professional Development Activities
    • Resume writing
    • Graduate School preparation

 

Bond Hill Program

The Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship provides full scholarships for eligible Cheyney University graduates continuing their studies in professional programs.

The Bond-Hill Scholarship Program is designed to attract highly qualified students to a wide array of professional programs, including law, medicine, podiatry, dentistry, as well as the Masters' Degrees in Business Administration, Public Administration, Health Administration, and the Doctorate of Education (Ed. D). The participating schools are:

  • Penn State University
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • Temple University

Eligible students may receive a full tuition scholarship, books and fee-waivers (a limited number of scholarships are awarded each year). Criteria include:

  • Pennsylvania residency (US citizenship/Permanent residency)
  • Admission into a Bond Hill Program within 5 years of graduation from Cheyney University
  • Minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average
  • Full-time enrollment in the approved graduate program

The award can be renewed for a maximum of four academic years based on satisfactory academic achievement and progress toward one’s professional degree or approved graduate degree program.

Contact the Keystone Honors Academy for more information at 610-399-2386



Professional Conference Participation

Students in the Keystone Honors Academy regularly attend professional conferences and present their research at national conferences within their disciplines. Students who show exemplary performance, may receive support for conference attendance. The Honors Academy annually sponsors attendance at the following

Thurgood Marshall College Fund Leadership Conference

The Honors Academy annually sponsors outstanding students to attend the Thurgood Marshall College Fund conference. The conference is an informative and intensive 4-day event and career fair providing the latest in tools and technologies to assist students to prepare to enter the global marketplace.

  • Students are competitively selected to attend this conference. Contact the Keystone Honors Academy for more information.
  • Application
  • Link to the TMCF

Fattah Conference on Higher Education

The University annually sends a large group of graduate school prospects. Students participate in graduate and professional development workshops, financial aid counseling sessions, entrepreneurial workshops, networking with other students in the region and attend a variety of lectures from motivational speakers who encouraged the students to define their goals and act on achieving them.

National Professional and Academic Conferences – if a student in the Keystone Honors Academy prepares original scholarly work, and is accepted to present their research at a conference within the students’ discipline, the student may receive funding from the academy to support their participation. Students should prepare a proposal, including a budget, and submit the proposal to the Dean of the Keystone Honors Academy