Font Smaller Font Bigger Font Normal Font Size

8th Grade Initiative

Students Walking on Oaks


Dillard University’s Pre-Collegiate Emerging Scholars Program: 8th Grade Initiative


The Pre-Collegiate Emerging Scholars Program is a free college preparation program designed to encourage students from various backgrounds to successfully matriculate through middle/high school and enroll in college. Tutorial services in reading, writing, math, and science are provided for students in the 8th-10th grades. Students will also be exposed to structured workshops on test-taking strategies, study skills, and building self-confidence. The services are provided on each Saturday from 9:00 a.m. -2:00 p.m. Parents/guardians are required to remain for the first hour on each Saturday.


Students and parents may apply by contacting Dr. Theresa DeGruy at (504) 816-4222 or via email at or Ms. Dianna Woods at (504) 816-4306 or via email at










Connect with us:

Dillard University

2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

Dillard University Seal