The Legacy Scholars Program focuses on the social and academic integration of first-generation and traditionally underrepresented students. This program provides student cohorts with academic support, scholarship enrichment, faculty to peer mentorship, scholastic and professional preparation. The Legacy Scholars Program is a collaboration between the Student Diversity and Inclusion Center and the Dumke Center for Civic Engagement.
Legacy Scholars Program Outcomes and Goals
- Promote diversity and inclusion
- Promote academic integration
- Facilitate social integration
- Bridge family and community integration
- Meet aspirational retention goals for first-year students 84%/72%/67%
- Help students achieve prestigious outcomes post-graduation
- Promote financial literacy and forecast planning
Participation in the program provides the following:
- Book Assistance $500 per semester
- Pairing with faculty mentorship
- Four credit hours towards graduation
- Graduate school and professional preparation
This program will be selecting 15 students for the academic year 2017–2018. These students will be part of the program during their time at Westminster.
- You must be a first-generation college student (neither one of your parents received a bachelor’s degree from an institution in the United States),
- You must meet one of the following demographics: traditionally underrepresented (African American, Black, Hispanic, Latinx, Chicanx, Asian American, Native American, Pacific Islander), student with disabilities, or low income.
- You must be able to participate in the Legacy Summer Bridge program from August 10th – 17th. (For more information about the Legacy Summer Bridge please contact Daniel K. Cairo).
To apply to this program, please complete the essay and pre-college questioner below. Please email completed documents to email@example.com. Applications open on June 1, 2017, and will close when all spots are completed.