Middle Tennessee State University Scholars Academy is a freshmen year experience program designed to serve all students, with emphasis on the needs of first generation and/or Pell-eligible students, by providing them with a quality education in a supportive learning environment.
Scholars Academy Freshmen Summer Institute
The Scholars Academy is comprised of a freshmen summer institute which is a two-week early arrival program for incoming first-time freshmen that begins two weeks prior to the first day of school in August. Students must participate for the duration of the Institute, attend all Institute events, as well as, register for the Scholars Academy sections of UNIV 1010 for the Fall 2021 semester. Study skills workshops, team-building exercises, leadership training, the summer reading program, and service-learning projects are integral aspects of the Scholars Academy. MTSU will cover instruction costs and room and board expenses, if applicable. Upon application to the program, students must pay a nonrefundable $65 programming fee to secure a spot in the program by May 1st. The Freshman Summer Institute is a wonderful opportunity that you should not miss!
Applications for the Scholars Academy 2022 Cohort will be available in September 2022.
For more information on the Scholars Academy contact Travis Strattion at email@example.com.
Students registered for the 2021 Scholars Academy Cohort, please make sure to attend the upcoming Zoom meeting on July 1st. Check your email for more information.
The Scholars Academy seeks to enhance the learning experience by providing the following:
- Better preparation for college-level general education courses
- Support of academic advising and course selection
- Completion of Scholars Academy University Seminar course with unique
curriculum and experiences
- Heightened sensitivity to the benefits and challenges of independence
- Greater awareness of interpersonal strengths and challenges
- Increased opportunities to engage students in conversations about college and success
- Involvement in Scholars Academy student organization
- Increased retention and graduation rates of participants
- Earlier identification of major/career options and subsequent educational adjustments
- Peer mentor opportunities