With support from Beverly and Richard Fink, six colleges in the Twin Cities metro area that are part of Minnesota State are offering the Summer Scholars Academy.

 

Whether you are an entering college freshman who recently graduated from high school or a student returning to school after time away, this program is designed to be a free alternative to developmental education courses, saving you time and money. Summer Scholars Academy will help ease the transition to college life by providing you opportunity to network with peers and building your confidence as a scholar.

Upon successful completion of the program, Summer Scholars Academy students can earn $150 towards their fall semester tuition at that institution or at any participating college offering the Summer Scholars Academy program. 

Benefits of the Program

Enhance Your Skills and Knowledge
Program activities are focused on building skills in reading, writing, and/or math. This work will not only help you discover your strengths and opportunities as a student, but can help you focus on the road ahead and potentially save you time and money. 

Meet Fellow Students
The Summer Scholars Academy is ideal for getting to know peers who can support you during the program and beyond. The program enrolls a small cohort of students on each participating campus, providing ample opportunity for you to get to know those participating as you work, learn, think, and have fun together. 

Plan for Your Future
In addition to preparing you for the near future of starting college in the fall, the Summer Scholars Academy is a chance to think and dream even bigger. Staff at each participating college can assist you in considering your academic and career goals and help map out the best path to achieving them. 

Explore Student Support Service and Resources
The colleges that are part of Minnesota State are bursting with resources that can help you succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Scholars Academy, you have an opportunity to learn about resources and services available on your campus.

Save Money
The colleges that are part of Minnesota State are bursting with resources that can help you succeed in college and beyond. Through Summer Scholars Academy, you have an opportunity to learn about resources and services available on your campus.

Participating Colleges

Contact Information

For more information about the Summer Scholars Academy, you are encouraged to use the links provided for the participating colleges and use the contact information provided by the individual college.