The inaugural Fontbonne Summer Scholars Bridge program kicked off on Monday, June 28. The bridge program targets incoming first-generation, Pell-eligible, and Promise Scholarship recipients.
During the four-week program, participants have an opportunity to earn four free credits by taking ENG 095 – Introduction to College Writing and INT 102 – Introduction to College Learning. To supplement these courses, students will learn how to navigate university resources, connect with their peers, and connect to members of the Fontbonne University community.
Bridge programs such as Summer Scholars are designed to mitigate the navigational challenges created by transitioning to college life and boost confidence. By participating, students learn from various campus presentations and engage in a series of workshops which will provide them an advantage when navigating their first year of college.
Fontbonne’s iteration will take advantage of our small class sizes and leveraging our ability to create wide-ranging touchpoints. Summer Scholars will work with faculty, current students, and each other to help curate their first-year experience. Workshop topics will include communication, team building, budgeting, financing college, academic success planning, and more.
If you are on campus and happen to see any of the participants of this program, be sure to say hello and welcome them to Fontbonne. For questions about the Summer Scholars program, contact Corey Hawkins, director of Student Success.