MONROVIA – The Monrovia Unified School District began a partnership with the University of La Verne on Jan. 19 that guarantees admission into the private university for all qualifying students within the District.

Monrovia is one of 12 public school districts to join ULV’s Partnership for Access to College Education (PACE) on Jan. 19, opening doors for additional higher education opportunities for students.

“We are committed to giving our students as many options as possible to continue their education.” Monrovia Unified Board President Bryan Wong said. “This is such an amazing opportunity for our students, and I am proud to be part of a school district that relentlessly seeks such valuable avenues for our students to succeed.”

Qualifying Monrovia Unified seniors who apply for the fall 2017 term will reap the benefits of ULV college preparatory courses, application fee waivers, and financial aid of at least $10,000 per year, among other resources. Additionally, District staff members enrolling in ULV’s Ed.D. program are also guaranteed a $100 per unit scholarship.

“It’s all about the students and showing them that there are many options out there,” University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman said. “We are doing this because we want to grow our own students from our own region and keep them in our region after they graduate and begin their careers.”

“We encourage students to pursue their dreams – and help transform those dreams into reality,” Monrovia Unified Superintendent Dr. Katherine Thorossian said. “Education is the key.”


012716_MUSD_PACE: Monrovia Unified Superintendent Dr. Katherine Thorossian (left) stands with University of La Verne President Devorah Lieberman after signing an agreement with the private university to guarantee college admittance and other benefits for District students.