Graduate Programming & 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!

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

Bond Hill Scholarship Program

The Horace Mann Bond - Leslie Pinckney Hill Scholarship provides full scholarships for eligible Cheyney University graduates continuing their studies in professional and graduate programs.  Scholarships are available to graduates who are admitted into approved programs in a wide range of fields at Pennsylvania State System and state-related universities.

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

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

Students enrolled in professional graduate-level programs in law, medicine, podiatry, and dentistry at partner universities receive priority funding. Based upon available funding, scholarships also may be awarded to students admitted to additional professional and graduate programs at the partner universities.

The participating State System Universities are:

  • Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • California University of Pennsylvania
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania
  • East Stroudsburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Edinboro University of Pennsylvania
  • Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Kutztown University of Pennsylvania
  • Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania
  • Mansfield University of Pennsylvania
  • Millersville University of Pennsylvania
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania
  • Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania
  • West Chester University of Pennsylvania

Participating State-Related Universities are:

  • Lincoln University of Pennsylvania
  • Penn State University
  • Temple University
  • University of Pittsburgh

 In order to take advantage of the Bond-Hill scholarship, applicants must:

  • Be a resident of Pennsylvania (US citizenship/Permanent residency)
  • Be a graduate of Cheyney University within the last five years
  • Gain acceptance into an eligible program at a State System or State-Related University
  • Remain in good academic standing throughout the duration of their academic program (a minimum of a 3.0 is required)
  • Continue your studies in professional and graduate programs

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

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.

For more information, contact:
Nicole Gay Rayfield
Director, Student Programs: Keystone Honors Academy
Bond Hill Resources

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

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.