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Evingerlean D. Blakney, M.Ed.
Coordinator, First Year Programs 
919.582.3760 |

Ursula Banks
Programs Assistant, First Year Programs
919-719-8899 | 

The Freshman Scholars Summer Academy

Jump-Start Your College Career!

The Freshman Scholars Summer Academy is a five week intensive academic program designed to give high school graduates an introduction to the college experience and increase their chances of academic success.

The academy helps jump-start your college career by:

  • Refreshing arithmetic skills; improving critical thinking and problem solving abilities; and learning math tips for success along with tips for conquering math test anxiety in our Math 110 course.
  • Improving grammar and mechanics; learning the college writing process; and understanding the demands of academic writing through lessons on expository writing and basic research skills in our English 110 course.
  • Attending academic workshops on information literacy and technology training; understanding learning styles, study skills, time management, emotional health and self esteem.
  • Working with reading and literacy coaches who will teach techniques for getting the most out of your reading materials; and learning the best methods for studying for college courses and how to improve memory and study skills.

» Details

COST: $3,500 (cost covers room, board, classes, and all textbooks)

Applications that are received by June 15, 2013 will be eligible to receive a $1,000 Scholarship!

For more information, please contact First Year Programs at 919.546.8384 or 919.582.3760, or via email at

Why Attend?

Participating students will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain early exposure to college life.
  • Reside on campus in living and learning community residential halls.
  • Earn up to six credit hours toward your degree.
  • Become familiar with campus services and programs.
  • Participate in community service and off campus activities.
  • Work with peer and staff mentors.
  • Connect with Shaw University faculty and staff.
  • Build a network of support.
  • Receive personalized academic advising and career counseling.
  • Attend skill building academic workshops.
  • Improve your chances of success. 

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JUNE 15, 2013