Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program

Summer Bridge and Living Learning Community

Multicultural Emerging Scholars Program (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 22, 2023, and spend six weeks living in a Residence Hall where they will receive enhanced instructions in Math, Science, English, and a Social Science course, 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 three credit hours of Scholars Transitional Summer Courses
  • Housing for six weeks of summer school, June 22 – August 2
  • Meals for six weeks of summer school
  • Books for all courses
  • Enrollment in the fall 2024 and spring 2025 MESP Living Learning Community in Parks Tower, centrally located on campus.

MESP Living Learning Community

Continuing the Scholars Momentum, for fall 2024 and spring 2025, 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 2024 and spring 2025 semesters, students are required to live, as part of the MESP Living Learning Community, in the residence hall 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. Residence Halls are air-conditioned and are conveniently located near the Carlson Library and Student Union.

Last Updated: 7/15/24