Lighthouse Learning (formerly known as EuroKids International), India’s leading Early Childhood and K-12 Education Group, and York College of Pennsylvania in the United States recently announced signing a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). According to an official statement, this collaboration aims to enrich students’ educational journeys by providing enhanced opportunities for academic growth, access to higher education pathways, and the opportunity to secure scholarships.
Through this partnership, Lighthouse Learning students will gain access to annual multi-disciplinary learning workshops conducted by York College faculty. Furthermore, they will also be able to compete for highly competitive scholarships and explore the College’s diverse range of programmes. This hands-on, immersive approach to education perfectly aligns with Lighthouse Learning’s mission of fostering personal development in students and developing the skills needed to thrive in the future global economy.
The MoU was signed by Prajodh Rajan, Co-Founder and Group CEO of Lighthouse Learning, and Dr. Thomas D. Burns, President of York College of Pennsylvania. York College is recognised for its excellence in professional business, engineering, and education programs. It offers a broad spectrum of over 70 majors in these professional programs and the sciences, arts, and humanities. Some of the diverse programs offered by the College include STEM programmes, Pre-Medical Sciences, Film and Media Arts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cybersecurity Management, and Environmental and Sustainability Studies, among others.
Prajodh Rajan, Co-founder and Group CEO of Lighthouse Learning announced the partnership:
We are delighted to announce our partnership with York College, a renowned institution known for its high-quality professional programs. This collaboration marks a pivotal moment in our commitment to student success, opening new possibilities for students. By offering access to diverse learning experiences and an array of scholarships, we are not only reshaping the educational landscape but also providing our students with the tools to unlock their full potential. Together with York College, we are committed to forging a new frontier in education for our students and shaping the trajectory of their futures.
York College graduates are prepared for productive and meaningful lives. The institute provides a high-quality, private education emphasizing personal development, close faculty/student mentoring relationships, and real-world experiences as a diverse community of educators and learners. It collaborates with the community to benefit its students and the broader region. The university works hard to make this world-class, private education affordable.
York College offers over 70 majors in professional fields, sciences, arts, and humanities. Per the statement, the College’s various offerings include STEM programmes, Pre-Medical Sciences, Film and Media Arts, Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Cybersecurity Management, and Environmental and Sustainability Studies.
President Thomas Burns, York College, commented:
We are honoured to extend our hand in partnership with a renowned institution such as Lighthouse Learning. Our commitment is to be the beacon that guides students toward their dreams. We are not just providing learning opportunities but investing in the world’s future, transforming lives, and building a legacy of excellence. Through this collaboration, we aim to empower young minds with the transformative gift of education and opportunity. We look forward to this partnership’s positive impact on student’s academic success, learning journey and overall development as global future leaders.
As part of the MoU, students who attend secondary schools operated by Lighthouse Learning for at least two academic years will be eligible to apply for a guaranteed USD 9,000 merit scholarship per academic year for the entire four-year program. In addition, these students will also have the opportunity to apply for non-guaranteed, competitive-based scholarships offered by York College, including the James L. Mohatt Excellence in Music Scholarship, Vincent Risley Scholarship, Eisenhart Community Scholars, and Presidential Research Fellowship. These scholarships will allow deserving students to further their education and realize their academic dreams.
Lighthouse Learning is dedicated to bringing the Joy of Learning to students in early childhood education and K12. With a network of over 1,200 pre-schools and 38 schools, the platform empowers and employs over 1000 women entrepreneurs nationwide. The startup thrives when surrounded by insatiably curious and agile individuals who excel in collaborative settings with a can-do attitude. In February this year, the company partnered with Huron University in Canada to assist students in preparing to study abroad for higher education.