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:

  • Zhara Edwards, a rising senior majoring in medical anthropology, has obtained a summer internship with CWRU's Prevention Research Center for Healthy Neighorhoods.
  • Danyel Crosby, a rising junior majoring in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, has been accepted to the Chester Summer Scholars Program at MetroHealth Medical Center. Danyel will participate in a research project with a member of MetroHealth's staff and have opportunities to observe surgery and hospital rounds. She is a Joan C. Edwards Scholar.
  • Pelumi Obasa, a rising sophomore, is participating in the 2022 Summer Health Professions Education Program. Pelumi is a Joan C. Edwards Scholar.
  • Amber See, a rising junior majoring in communication sciences, has been accepted to a summer research program, The Language of Science and the Science of Language, at The Ohio State University. The program, funded by the National Science Foundation, has an 8% acceptance rate.
  • Eduardo Williams-Medina, a graduating senior majoring in nutritional biochemistry and metabolism, has been accepted to Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine. In 2021, Eduardo received a Goldwater Scholarship, the preeminent national award for college students pursuing research careers in the natural sciences, engineering and mathematics.
  • Stefani Garcia, a rising junior majoring in communication sciences, has received a 2022 scholarship from the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. Only 10 students in the country receive this award each year. In addition, Stefani has been accepted to a prestigious summer research program sponsored by the Acoustical Society of America.

In addition, many ESP students are active in campus organizations, including the Black Student Union, the African American Society, the Muslim Student Association, La Alianza, the CWRU Public Health Association and the CWRU chapter of the National Student Speech Language Hearing Association. In Fall 2021, First-year student Aja Leatherwood founded one of the university’s newest groups, the American Sign Language Club.