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Chesapeake Launches Emerging Scholars Program for Class of 2008

Monday, May 05, 2008

WYE MILLS – Chesapeake College this summer is introducing an Emerging Scholars Program designed to ease recent high school graduates into their college careers.

The new program is open to 2008 high school graduates from Caroline, Dorchester, Kent, Queen Anne´s and Talbot counties. To qualify for the program, students must test into Intermediate Reading and Writing (ENG 082) and/or Elementary Algebra (MAT 031). They must register for one or both of these courses and Freshman Seminar (FSC 101).

"This program provides recent high school graduates with an opportunity to complete developmental requirements this summer before the fall semester begins," Dean for Recruitment Services Kathy Petrichenko said. "This will help them academically, of course, but also gives them a chance to become comfortable in a college environment before many of their peers begin college."

Admission to the program requires a separate application in addition to the regular Chesapeake College application. Once students have taken the placement test, they may apply for the Emerging Scholars Program. Applications and registrations for this Program will be accepted until June 5.

The emerging scholars will attend classes as a cohort either two or four mornings per week, depending on the courses for which they are registered. The semester runs from June 17 to August 7. They must enroll in at least one developmental class and a one credit course titled "Freshman Seminar" to participate in the program. The college´s Academic Support Services will be available to assist the participating students, according to Petrichenko.

If successful in the classes with a grade of C or better, the student will receive a $250 to $500 tuition scholarship for the Fall 2008 semester.

For more information about the program, please contact Kathy Petrichenko at 410-822-5400, ext. 257 or kpetrichenko@chesapeake.edu.

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