July 27 — August 7, 2020
About the Program
The Newberry College Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences offers a two-week summer seminar for rising high school seniors. The program is designed to provide students with an intellectually rigorous college-style experience, enhance critical thinking and writing skills, and promote engaged citizenship.
- Receive individual attention and support in small classes taught by Newberry College professors
- Get real college experience taking classes on the Newberry College campus, eating in the college Cafe and utilizing campus amenities.
- Gain college skills in reading, writing, critical thinking and analysis.
- Make college connections with support from student mentors and professors, while producing college level writing samples.
Monday- Friday, 9 am - 3 pm
- Meet with Newberry College student mentors for questions about the day’s assignments.
- Attend a two-hour seminar with Newberry College professors.
- After a short break, meet with student mentors to discuss readings and assignments for the following day.
- Reading time and activity, such as field trips to interesting sites in Newberry, or other recreational activities
Who Should Apply
All rising seniors should consider applying! We especially encourage students to apply who may not be certain whether they can, or want to attend college, but who have an interest in learning and in their ability to grow.
Materials & Cost
This program is FREE to all students who are accepted to participate in the program.
Acceptance into this program provides you with the following at NO cost to the participant:
- Daily instruction and facilitated discussion
- All course books and materials
- Access to student mentors during the program and the following school year
How To Apply
Send questions about the Bridge to Big Ideas program to:
Naomi Simmons, Program Coordinator
Joe McDonald, Program Associate