POSTED: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:00am
UPDATED: Thursday, February 28, 2013 - 7:04am
Baton Rouge, La — LSU University College’s Summer Scholars program is accepting applications for its class of 2013. LSU Summer Scholars is an eight-week summer program that prepares high achieving under-represented, minority students to make a successful transition from high school to college. This summer experience offers students the opportunity to become adjusted to the academic, personal and social challenges they may encounter as new freshmen at LSU.
“LSU Summer Scholars is an opportunity for incoming minority students to arrive on campus for a summer experience that not only involves enrollment in freshman level classes, but also the opportunity to integrate themselves to the campus community and build a network of fellow students who support each other and grow together in a close bond that lasts beyond their freshman year,” said Paul Ivey, executive director of LSU University College.
LSU Summer Scholars are provided with a structured environment conducive to building the fundamental skills necessary to enhance the likelihood of successful completion of a bachelor’s degree. The program includes enrollment in six credit hours of coursework; study/discussion groups with supplemental instructors and tutors; social and cultural enrichment activities; residence in on-campus housing for the entire summer term; academic, self-improvement, and leadership seminars; and academic advising, course scheduling, and career goal development.
Ivey said that former participants in the Summer Scholars Program live by the motto, “Once a Scholar, Always a Scholar,” so the networking opportunities extend far beyond the boundaries of campus.
LSU Summer Scholars awards scholarships covering tuition, housing, meal plan, enrichment activities and more. Application deadline is Friday, March 8. To apply for LSU Summer Scholars Class of 2013, visit www.lsu.edu/ssp .