Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program


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Deadline extended to April 19, 2019!

Summer Bridge Program and Living Learning Community

The Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program (MESP) is designed for first-year students to help them make the academic, social, and cultural transition from High school to college, and inspire academic achievement in college-level courses. It gives preference to historically underrepresented students who have an interest in engaging in a culture of academic success in an ethnically, religious, and gender diverse student environment.

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Summer Bridge and the living learning community

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

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The MESP Curriculum

MESP students take three courses together during summer 2019 and earn six credit hours that count towards graduation credits. Learn more

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Eligibility requirements for MESP . Learn more


How to become a part of the MESP

  • Indicate the MESP Living Learning Community as your first choice when you apply for housing, once admitted to UT

  • Complete the MESP on-line application (Application review will begin immediately, Application Deadline EXTENDED: April 19, 2019.

The MESP is limited to 30 students.

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Last Updated: 10/1/19