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Glenville State College is welcoming some of its incoming freshmen earlier than scheduled.

Students in the Hidden Promise Scholars program will visit Glenville State for two weeks to prepare for college life.

Hidden Promise Scholars are selected by county superintendents and principals in high school.

The scholars mentor with GSC students throughout high school, and upon graduation students enrolling at GSC will receive an annual $1,000 scholarship.

The annual grant is renewable throughout their enrollment at GSC as full-time students maintaining standard academic progress.

According to Hidden Promise Scholarship officials, one the goals of the program is to improve the number of high school graduates.

Incoming scholarship freshmen will get tutoring and take classes to determine their college placement during their two-week orientation.

Many of these young people are first-generation college students and said they appreciate the program's help.

"Right now, we're going through Math tutors and English, and if we pass this it can get us out of remedial classes if we didn't score high enough on the SAT, so that's also a really good thing. It's helped me a lot, I've learned a lot since I've been here," said Ryan Helmick, a Hidden Promise Scholarship student.

The freshmen will come back to campus next week to wrap up their work.