ESP provides students with a full-tuition summer scholarship—and the first installment of a $3,000 stipend—so that they can take part in our summer bridge program. Through this program, students will:
Because ESP students will earn six credits through the summer bridge program, they will be able to take a lighter course load during during their freshman year. As a result, they will have more time to focus on their first-year classes and establish a foundation for academic success at Case Western Reserve.
Fellow students in the Emerging Scholars Program are only the first of many friends participants will make as undergraduates on the Case Western Reserve campus. However, the relationships they develop with one another in the summer can play an especially important role in promoting their future success.
Once the academic year begins, ESP will sponsor social activities, group study sessions, and discussions where participants can benefit from—and contribute to—a strong peer support network.
ESP students meet regularly with the program director and staff, both during their first year and at various times throughout their undergraduate careers. The advice and mentoring that students receive at these meetings will supplement the guidance available from their faculty advisors and the first-year dean. ESP will also connect students with campus resources and alert them to opportunities in their areas of interest. The goal is to ensure that participants benefit fully from the academic support, faculty mentoring, summer research opportunities, and career planning assistance that the university has to offer.