SUCCESS Scholars Program

About the Program:

The focus of the SUCCESS Scholars Program at Massasoit is to provide wraparound supports and services to improve outcomes for Massasoit’s most vulnerable populations.

Students are encouraged to join SUCCESS at Massasoit Community College through targeted outreach that follows an opt-out approach. Eligible students may reach out directly for more information and are automatically enrolled unless they request not to join. All SUCCESS students at Massasoit are supported by the program until they earn their certificate/degree or transfer. By design, students are aware that they are receiving services through SUCCESS. Other units that support SUCCESS at Massasoit include diversity & social justice, library services, grants, advising, student affairs, academic affairs, IT, and institutional research.

Student Eligibility

Students must be part-time to join the SUCCESS program at Massasoit. Beyond this requirement, students who are eligible for SUCCESS at Massasoit include:

  • First-time students
  • Transfer students
  • Continuing students
  • English language learners
  • Students with developmental needs in English and mathematics

Cohort Focus Population

In line with the legislative intent to improve outcomes for the most vulnerable student populations, the following student populations are actively recruited for SUCCESS at Massasoit:

  • Economically disadvantaged students
  • First-generation college students
  • Minoritized students (i.e., Hispanic or Latino, Black or African American, Cape Verdean, Asian, American Indian or Alaska Native, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, and multi-racial students)
  • Students with disabilities
  • LGBTQIA+ students

Support Services

The following supports are available to SUCCESS students at Massasoit:


Academic Advising

Career Advising

Transfer Advising

Scholarship Advising

Case Management

Community Events


Discussion Groups


Tutoring/study groups

Affinity Groups

Field trips to 4yr schools

Summer Programs


Student Planning

Financial Counseling

Support Network

SUCCESS at Massasoit is supported by a director, an academic coordinator, four academic counselors, one part-time clerk, one part-time student activity officer, several part time student SUCCESS coaches and several part-time student researchers, all of whom are fully funded by SUCCESS. Five additional positions are partially funded by SUCCESS and also support program efforts.

SUCCESS receives funding through the Massachusetts legislature and is supported by the 15 state community colleges, the Massachusetts Association of Community Colleges (MACC), the Massachusetts Department of Higher Education (DHE), and the SUCCESS Leadership and Coordinating Committees.