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Emerging Scholars Program

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Welcome to the Dillard University Emerging Scholars STEM Academy. This online summer program is designed to provide an academically stimulating and culturally motivating experience for students who have decided to declare a major in one of our STEM programs. The goal of the Emerging Scholars program is to increase the number of students who successfully matriculate through the undergraduate curriculum by enhancing their scientific and critical thinking skills, while heightening their cultural and social readiness. The restructured program not only provides academic support during the five (5) week summer experience, but provides tutoring, academic counseling, and mentoring throughout the freshman year and beyond.


Program Goal: Provide opportunities for students to strengthen their academic skills in the areas of critical thinking, Science, and Mathematics by

  • Incorporating programming to improve student academic preparedness through the development of academic success skills
  • Providing programs that assist students in their transition to Dillard University and college life through the development of critical relationships          with faculty, staff and peers, as well as through the introduction of a holistic approach to the demands of college life
  • Creating a summer experience that is supportive and stimulating academically, socially, and culturally  


Program Dates:  June 24 - July 30, 2021


Emerging Scholars Application Deadline:  June 1, 2021

Emerging Scholars Application


Program Cost: $125 

Information regarding a scholarship to cover the program cost is forthcoming. 


Admission Requirements:

  • Students who require a developmental math course prior to enrolling in the fall
  • Completed application
  • Declared STEM major (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Computer Science, Mathematics)




A rigorous academic program, focusing on communications and quantitative skill building with additional sessions on:

  • Learning Strategies  
  • Critical Thinking & Analysis
  • Leadership Development

Co-curricular Activities include:

  • Financial Literacy Seminars
  • Cultural Experiences
  • Career Exploration

Program Organization:

  • Enrollment in the following courses:
      • - an academic course which once successfully completed will qualify students to enroll in their first level Math
      • - exposure to research methodology that focuses on scientific critical thinking
      • - a badge course which once successfully completed delineates proficiency in critical thinking and can be added to the student's resume
    • Participation in specialized workshops and training focused on academic success strategies (time management, study skills, money management, etc.), transition topics (personal management, relationships, etc.), to support their transition into college
    • Exploration of academic majors and careers
    • Incorporation of leadership development strategies



In addition to lecture examinations, quizzes, and rubrics designed to evaluate specific assignments, standardized examinations will be used as pre and post program assessments.


The program requires that students have access to the internet and a personal computer for the duration of the program. 



For more information, contact: Ms. Angelia Lomax, University College

Phone: (504) 816-4520

Office: 101 PSB, Dillard University




2601 Gentilly Boulevard
New Orleans, Louisiana 70122

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