Austin King '12 Directs and Produces Summer Scholars
Austin King, Class of 2012, has produced and directed a documentary highlighting the the Seton Summer Scholars Program. King states, "I wanted to create an awareness across the education spectrum on a summer bridge program that has proved to be successful so that other schools, colleges and universities can begin to implement similar programs." The Seton Summer Scholars Program, now in its six year, is aimed at students whose test scores and GPAs were close to the admission standard and who would benefit from the college preparation program. Students who are successful in this summer program are granted full-time admission to Seton Hall University.
"In the Seton Summer Scholars program, participants learn to be students," said Tracy Gottlieb, Vice President of Student Services.
Since its inception in 2006, the Seton Summer Scholars Program has had 267 students participate; 45 students successfully completed the program this past summer. During the program, students are engaged on campus from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. They spend their days taking seven credits, performing community service, participating in educational and cultural activities, visiting the Writing Center and becoming acclimated to college life. The school day always concludes with a study period and individualized tutoring. The Summer Scholars program provides students with a well-rounded introduction to the college experience and gives continuous support to ensure that students perform to the best of their abilities.
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