Pathway to the Baccalaureate is a joint initiative of Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Fairfax County Public Schools, Loudoun County Public Schools, Arlington County Public Schools, Alexandria City Public Schools, Prince William County Public Schools, Manassas City Public Schools, Manassas Park City Public Schools, Falls Church City Public Schools and George Mason University. Each consortium member is actively involved in the program’s operations through the Pathway Steering Committee.
Consortium members also jointly fund the Pathway on an annual basis, creating a shared investment among the partners toward the success of participating students at all levels of the program (high school, associate and baccalaureate). This shared-cost model increases the long-term sustainability of the program and provides a more seamless experience for students transitioning from high school, through NOVA and George Mason to the baccalaureate degree.
The Pathway Program receives generous support from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation, who supports the Loudoun County branch of the program and provides need and merit-based scholarships to Pathway students from Loudoun County. The Armed Forces Communication and Electronics Association (AFCEA), Martin Luther King, Jr. Foundation, the Wachovia Foundation, Apple Federal Credit Union Foundation and Professor Richard Semmler have graciously supported scholarships for students in the Pathway to the Baccalaureate Program.