The Emerging Scholars Program accepts 12 entering students each summer and offers them advising and mentoring throughout their undergraduate careers. At any given time, the program serves, on average, a total of 48 students.

We are always delighted to celebrate our students' achievements. For example:

  • Jaidah Allen, a third-year pre-med student majoring in neuroscience, has been accepted into the Chester Summer Scholars Program at MetroHealth.
  • Al Johns, a third-year student majoring in religious studies, has accepted admission to the 3+2 social work program at Case Western Reserve University's Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences. Through this accelerated program, Al will complete both an undergraduate degree in religious studies and a master's degree in social work in five years.
  • Nia Badley, a third-year student majoring in pre-architecture and economics, and Al Johns (see bullet point above) have each received a 2024 Peter Witt Scholarship from CWRU. This scholarship is awarded to students in the College of Arts and Sciences whose interests are in social work, city planning or community involvement, and who have demonstrated leadership and engagement in activities on and off campus.
  • Manal Alkabani, a second-year pre-med student majoring in psychology, has been accepted into the 2024 summer undergraduate research program at Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.
  • Aja Leatherwood, a junior majoring in communication sciences, was accepted into the Mayo Clinic Otolaryngology Undergraduate Research Program for 2024.
  • Noah Medrano, a first-student majoring in computer science, has been selected as one of Case Western Reserve's inaugural Mandel Fellows in the Experimental Humanities. The fellowship program blends humanities-oriented critical reflection with hands-on experimenting and skills development in new technologies.
  • Prabin Dahal, a second-year student majoring in finance, was selected to participate in the ThinkImpact Academy of Social Enterprises, a collaboration between the Fowler Center for Business as an Agent of World Benefit at the Weatherhead School of Management and the Founders Academy in the United Arab Emirates. ThinkImpact offers students an opportunity to identify social or environmental issues and form teams to craft innovative solutions.
  • Stefani Garcia and Serena Wheeler, fourth-year students majoring in communication sciences, were selected to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship Program in the School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at the University of Texas at Dallas. Earlier this year, Stefani was awarded the 2023 Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed, Globally Engaged Scholarship, sponsored by the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing.
  • Pelumi Obasa, a junior majoring in chemical biology, was selected to participate in CWRU School of Medicine's Heart, Lung and Blood Institute in summer 2023. 
  • Nia Badley, a junior majoring in economics, was awarded a Cleveland Foundation Summer Internship at Berton, Bell, Carr Development, Inc., a local community development corporation.
  • Danyel Crosby, a senior majoring in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, presented a research poster at the New England Science Symposium in spring 2023.