The ESU Scholars programs offers community based workshops with students from the Memphis metropolitan surrounding area. Students can be from any school public, private, charter and any state.
The program consists of four components:
· Student workshops (4 per semester)
· Parent workshops (1 per semester)
· College Tours
Each year students attend workshops and participate in college tours that are conducted during the summer. Parent workshops are available upon request. Community agencies are able to choose the specific options that will work well for their environment.
The purpose of the ESU College Tour program is to provide students with the opportunity to visit four-year institutions of higher learning. Many students do not have the opportunity to gain early exposure to campus life. The ESU Scholars College Tour provides them with the information they will need to make an informed college career choice.
Scholars meet once a month and are given a 2 hour workshop. Scholars are given action research assignments to complete during the month. At the conclusion of the four workshops students are assigned to a job shadow related to their career interest.
Parents meet at least once a semester for a workshop.
1. ESU Scholars Introduction
2. Learning how to appreciate who you are: Social Style
3. First assignment finding the right career just for you!
4. College Search Research project
5. Creating your personal Scholarship database
6. Components of the Student Resume
7. Analyzing the college entrance exams
8. Finding the best way to pay for College
9. Etiquette, Interviews & Attire
10. Finding Job Shadows and Internships
11. Summer Programs: Study Abroad and Residential U.S. Programs
a. Choosing the summer program for you
1. Myths and Facts about College
2. Helping your child find a college
3. Helping your child find scholarships
4. Helping your child build a strong resume
5. Learning about college entrance exams
6. Learning about: Financial Aid, Scholarships and Student Loans
7. Helping your child find job shadows/internships
8. Summer Programs: Study Abroad and Residential U.S. Programs
a. Why a summer program?