The agreement, signed at Saint Peter’s campus in Jersey City, creates an educational pathway program for the school’s graduates to study medicine at Ross University School of Medicine in the Caribbean nation of Barbados.
Qualified Saint Peter’s students who earn full acceptance into the medical school will receive a scholarship for first semester tuition.
As a Hispanic Serving Institution, Saint Peter’s has been consistently recognized for its commitment to serving Latino students.
In 2016, Saint Peter’s was awarded the Title III HSI STEM grant for $3.8 million to support SURGE (STEM Undergraduate Retention, Graduation and Empowerment), which provides opportunities for research. In 2018 Saint Peter’s received the National Science Foundation’s inaugural Hispanic serving grant for $1.5 million to build STEM internship experiences.
Ross University School of Medicine is an International Member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. Ross University has also announced four similar agreements with minority-serving institutions over the past year, including Charles R. Drew University, Dillard University, Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University, and Tuskegee University.
As part of its continued commitment to addressing diversity, Ross University’s parent company, Adtalem Global Education signed on to the HBCU Partnership Challenge created by the Congressional Bipartisan HBCU Caucus, pledging to invest in creating strategic collaborations with HBCUs and working to increase diversity in key workforce sectors.