HOPE Scholarship

Helping Other People Excel

H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program

Helping Other People Excel


The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program is an education initiative in cooperation with the Lansing School District, the City of Lansing, Lansing Community College, Michigan State University, the Lansing Police Department, YMCA, and in cooperation with local businesses and private citizens.

The H.O.P.E. Scholarship Program offers Lansing School district youth an opportunity for a college education and a brighter future.  Students are initiated into the program as sixth graders.  Students promise to graduate from a high school in the Lansing School District and live it the district's boundaries in exchange for two years of free tuition at Lansing Community College.  The students are chosen by their school based on their ability to utilize the program.

The first cohort of H.O.P.E. Scholars started at  Lansing Community College in the fall of 2007.

If you have any question or need more information, please contact:

Teri Bernero

Director of Pathway Promise and H.O.P.E./Promise Scholar Programs

Lansing School District
519 W. Kalamazoo Street
Lansing, Michigan 48933
Office # (517)755-1043
Fax # (517)755-1049

Additional Resources
External LinkThe Lansing Promise Website
External LinkLansing Community College H.O.P.E. Scholar Website

Pathway Navagator - Jill LaNew 755-3047

School Promise Pathfinder School Phone
Eastern - High School Aaron Mendez & Alfonso Salais 755-1050
Woodcreek - Alt Ed Casey Beauchamp 755-1700
Pattengill - K-6 Heather Young 755-1130
Post Oak - K-6 Ann Jones 755-1610
Cumberland - K-3 Jamie Love & Amanda Bush 755-1280
Forest View - K-3 Tracy Rutter 755-1330
Gier Park - K-3 Ryan Ward 755-1360
Lyons - K-3 Adre Brown 755-1480


Pathway Navagator - Doreatha Rusher 755-3045

School Promise Pathfinder School Phone
Everett - High School Jennifer West & Heather Clark 755-1080
North - 4-8 Cynthia Kolberg 755-1710
Dwight Rich - K-6 Kristin Herderich 755-1600
Gardner - K-6 Annette Shauver & Jessica Kruger 755-1120
Attwood - 4-6 Angela Seagren 755-1210
Cavanaugh - K-3 Kami Almy 755-1250
Kendon - K-3 Brenda Kopf 755-1450
Reo - K-3 Carrie Zopf 755-1620


Pathway Navagator - Nicole Millsap 755-3048

School Promise Pathfinder School Phone
Sexton - High School Sheila Nash & LaVon Sherrod 755-1070
Wexford - K-8 Jocelyn Randle 755-1740
Lewton - K-6 Karla Pavey 755-1460
Mt. Hope - 4-6 Tawny Alvarado 755-1550
Sheridan Road - 4-6 Selena Bliesener & Mikaila Ribianszky 755-1630
Averill - K-3 Danielle Solak 755-1220
Riddle - K-3 Andrea Valo 755-1720
Willow - K-3 Anthony Norris 755-1680


11,500 Enrollment by 2025
85% Graduation Rate by 2025
90% Attendance by 2025