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