The Catholic University of America

R.I.S.E. (Reach, Inspire, Succeed, Empower)


R.I.S.E. provides skill-based development, support and opportunities for First-Generation and/or Low-Income students in order to enhance their overall tenure at The Catholic University of America.


Who is R.I.S.E for?

R.I.S.E. is for Cardinals who are dedicated to their academic success and personal and professional development. R.I.S.E. Scholars will become part of a network of dedicated, committed and passionate CUA students who support and hold one another accountable for their overall performance and growth within this program.


What do participants get from this project?

R.I.S.E. Scholars participate in a network that will assist in their academic success and personal and professional development. The network will focus on assisting with academics, career preparation, spiritual development and social integration by establishing connections with the relevant support services at Catholic University. Our goal is to ensure that R.I.S.E. Scholars are intentionally connected to people, services; and organizations who will support their development and empower them to be an integral part of the Catholic University community.