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, has been selected to participate in the 2023 Summer Undergraduate Research or Internship Experience in Acoustics, sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America. In spring 2023, she is working with faculty mentor Lauren Calandruccio, the Louis D. Beaumont Professor in the Department of Psychological Sciences, as a Schubert Research Fellow. 
  • Junlong Kwan, a senior majoring in Japanese Studies, received a Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship from the U.S. Department of State as well as a Bridging Scholarship from the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation. These scholarships helped fund Jun's participation in Temple University's study abroad program in Tokyo in spring 2023.
  • Stefani Garcia, a junior majoring in communication sciences, was awarded the 2023 Culturally Responsive, Trauma Informed, Globally Engaged Scholarship, sponsored by the National Black Association for Speech-Language and Hearing. Stefani made a poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America (ASA) in fall 2022.
  • Amber See, a junior majoring in communication sciences, was featured in the university's Spartan Showcase in fall 2022. Amber is president of the CWRU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association, and in summer 2022 she participated in a research program, The Language of Science and the Science of Language, at The Ohio State University. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program has an 8% acceptance rate.
  • Jeremiah Ukwela, a senior majoring in biomedical engineering, is pursuing a master's degree in BME while completing his bachelor's degree.
  • Haneen Abdel-Nabi, a senior majoring in sociology, is also pursuing her master's degree in social administration at the Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences through the Integrated Graduate Studies Program.
  • Zhara Edwards, a senior majoring in medical anthropology, completed a Summer 2022 internship with CWRU's Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighborhoods and has returned to the center in Fall 2022.
  • Danyel Crosby, a junior majoring in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, participated in the Chester Summer Scholars Program at MetroHealth Medical Center in Summer 2022. Danyel was engaged in a research project with a member of MetroHealth's staff and had opportunities to observe surgery and hospital rounds. She is a Joan C. Edwards Scholar.
  • Pelumi Obasa, a sophomore majoring in chemical biology, participated in the 2022 Summer Health Professions Education Program. Pelumi is a Joan C. Edwards Scholar.
  • Jada (JD) Harrison, a senior majoring in philosophy, was selected as a Third Federal Ethics Fellow by the university’s Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence and the Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities, which jointly conduct a Summer Ethics Fellows Program. JD worked on a community engagement project with Ward 7 Council Member Stephanie D. Howse.