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LSU Summer Scholars Class of 2014 Accepting Applications

11/22/2013 01:44 PM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU University College’s Summer Scholars program is accepting applications for its Class of 2014.

 

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. The program is only open to 2014 high school graduates who have applied and are eligible for enrollment at LSU. 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.

 

“Scholars receive an experience that helps prepare them for their upcoming college careers,” said Natalie Derouen, a 2009 Summer Scholar participant and LSU biology major. “They build friendships that will last a lifetime and they become part of a ‘family’ that has been established for more than 20 excellent years.”

 

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 and cultural and enrichment activities. The deadline for applications is March 7, 2014.
To apply for LSU Summer Scholars Class of 2014, visit www.lsu.edu/ssp.

 

Since 1933, LSU University College has served as the portal of entry for students enrolled at LSU. Academic and personal success is the hallmark of a well-rounded student and University College provides a foundation of support services for students beginning their academic careers at LSU. University College has two enrollment divisions: The Center for Freshman Year and The Center for Advising and Counseling. In addition, a variety of retention-specific programs, targeting particular student populations, play a significant role in accomplishing our mission. These programs include Student Support Services, Ronald E. McNair Research Scholars and Summer Scholars.

 

For more information on LSU University College or Summer Scholars, visit www.uc.lsu.edu or follow the conversation at www.facebook.com/LSU.UniversityCollege.

 

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Contact Jacquelyn Craddock
LSU University College
225-578-5342
jcraddock@lsu.edu

 

Contact Aaron Looney
LSU Media Relations
225-578-3871
alooney@lsu.edu