What can I expect from Project ASPIREE?

You can expect that highly qualified professionals will assist you with your academic and career goals. Our staff members have extensive backgrounds and training in educational and social issues that impact the success of students. We use this knowledge to provide creative programming, intrusive advising, and innovative experiences that will prepare you for higher education. We will be there to assist you in your current academic endeavors as well as preparing you for the future by assisting with college applications and navigating the financial aid process. If we have information about deadline dates, we will get them for you, and if you need a sounding board to explore your options, we will be there for you.

Some of the activities as a Project ASPIREE participant you will be involved with are:

  • Awareness of college opportunities
  • Self-esteem and personal growth
  • High school academic achievement
  • Active participation in school events and organizations
  • Connections to tutoring services
  • Exploration of career interest and options
  • Financial aid information
  • Parental knowledge of college planning
  • College campus visits
  • College application process

What does Project ASPIREE expect from me?

Should you choose to apply for the program, we expect that means you have a strong desire to enter post secondary education and you will commit to this purpose. We ask that you complete all paper work needed in a timely manner as that assists us in maximizing dollars for your experience. We ask that you participate in activities provided by the program.

We will come visit you in the schools, so we hope you come filled with questions and updates about your education. Finally, we ask that you involve your family in your success whenever possible; building a wide and strong educational support system will be the key to your success. Please remember, your legacy begins today; it is for you to choose the direction.


  • Academic, financial, career or personal counseling including advice on entry or re-entry to secondary or post secondary programs.
  • Photo Study 24/7 tutoring app.
  • Virtual Job Shadow-online college and career research program
  • Students may receive assistance available through the HOMEWORK HOTLINE provided by Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.
  • Career exploration.
  • Information on post secondary education.
  • Exposure to college campuses.
  • Information on student financial assistance.
  • Assistance with college admissions and financial aid applications.
  • Assistance in preparing for college entrance exams such as the SAT and ACT prep.
  • Cultural enrichment activities for participants.

Who is eligible for Project ASPIREE?

Any U.S. citizen or permanent resident that either currently is in grades 6-12 at one of our target schools between the ages of 11 and 27 who is interested in pursuing higher education through a technical or four-year college degree. Applicants that are first generation and income eligible receive priority placement.

Who pays for the services provided by Project ASPIREE?

Project ASPIREE is funded by a grant through the U.S. Department of Education dating back to the Higher Education Act of 1965.

Career Information:

  • Visit Learn More Indiana or Illinois Work Net Center to complete interest inventories that help you identify your interests and find related education and career goals.
  • For hundreds of different types of jobs, the Occupational Outlook Handbook explains to you the training needed, earnings, working conditions and job prospects.
  • High school or middle school students can explore careers and learn more about education and occupations at Career Explorer.

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