Participants

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:

  • Aja Leatherwood, a junior majoring in communication sciences, received a 2023 Scholarship America Dream Award this fall. Earlier this year, she was selected to participate in the 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America, at Penn State. Finally, Aja, the founder of CWRU's American Sign Language Club, received the Student Diversity Excellence Award from CWRU's Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusive Engagement in spring 2023. 
  • 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. Pelumi is a Joan C. Edwards Scholar.
  • 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.
  • Amber See, a senior majoring in communication sciences, spent her second summer at The Language of Science and the Science of Language program at The Ohio State University.
  • Danyel Crosby, a senior majoring in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, presented a research poster at the New England Science Symposium in spring 2023.