Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program

Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program

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Willie L. McKether, Ph.D., Vice Provost for Diversity
willie.mckether@utoledo.edu

Anthony Quinn, Ph.D. (NSM)
anthony.quinn@utoledo.edu

Barbara Schneider, Ph.D. (AR)
barbara.schneider@utoledo.edu

Angelica Johnson, Program Coordinator
Angelica.johnson2@utoledo.edu

Summer Bridge and Living Learning Community

MESP includes two components: The Summer Bridge and the Living Learning Community. 

MESP Summer Bridge Program – The Bridge component of the MESP is a residential summer program. Students will move into campus housing on Saturday June 24, 2017 and spend six weeks living in Academic House Residence Hall where they will receive enhanced instructions in Math and English, and a survey of human anthropology, with a particular emphasis on cultures often ignored in traditional courses, i.e., African American and Hispanic/Latino. Additionally, students will participate in academic and social enrichment activities, explore and, enjoy resources on the UT campus and in the local community, and meet with UT faculty and college administrators in a relaxed environment. Studies show that the first year of college is pivotal to the long-term success of students, particularly those from underrepresented minority groups. Students that participate in summer bridge programs are more comfortable with the college/university environment when the fall semester starts, tend to have higher grades in their first year of college, have a higher retention rate for the second year, and are more likely to graduate

All costs associated with the MESP Summer Bridge component are covered by the University of Toledo and include the following:

  • Tuition for six credit hours of Scholars Transitional Summer Courses
  • Housing for six weeks of summer school, June 24 – August 4
  • Meals for six weeks of summer school
  • Books for all courses
  • Enrollment in the fall 2017 and spring 2018 MESP Living Learning Community in Academic House, centrally located on campus.

MESP Living Learning Community – Continuing the Scholars Momentum, for fall 2017 and spring 2018, students live in the same residence hall with the community of scholars established during the summer and continue to receive enhanced instruction and advising.

Location and Living Arrangements

The MESP is a residential program meaning that students are required to live on campus in order to participate. During the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters, students are required to live as part of the MESP Living Learning Community in Academic House and continue their commitment and participation in the Emerging Scholars Program, unless they are commuter students. Commuter students must commit to participating in learning community programs throughout the year. Academic House is an air conditioned residence hall with double bedrooms and is conveniently located near the Carlson Library and Student Union, home of the South Dining facility.

Last Updated: 8/8/17