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Bridge to Big Ideas

Program Dates

June 6 — June 20, 2019

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.

Daily Schedule

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.

  • Enjoy lunch in the college cafe or catered meals.

  • 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, o attend college but 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

  • Daily lunch either in the Cafe or catered

  • Access to student mentors during the program and the following school year

How To Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS APRIL 12, 2019

 

Click here TO DOWNLOAD THE APPLICATION.

Click here TO SUBMIT YOUR COMPLETED APPLICATION. 

Questions?

Send questions about the Bridge to Big Ideas program to:

 

Naomi Simmons, Program Coordinator

naomi.simmons@newberry.edu 

OR

Joe McDonald, Program Associate

joseph.mcdonald@newberry.edu

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