Kearns Center Scholars
Our mission is to transform lives through educational opportunity. Through a combination of services and programs we support first-generation, low-income, and students of color toward graduation and beyond.
The Kearns Scholars Program is the gateway to our research programs and services. Our programs include the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, Xerox Engineering Research Fellows, and NSF REU Programs.
Some of our services include:
- Academic advising through open advising or scheduled meetings
- General Chemistry (131/132) and Organic Chemistry (203/204) study groups
- Computer lab with free printing
- Textbook lending
- Assistance applying to summer research programs
- Workshops on skill-building and professionalization
- Graduate school preparation
- Opportunity to apply for summer scholarships
Become a Kearns Scholar
To become a Kearns Scholar, enroll in our one-credit orientation course CASC 145: Navigating the Academy. his eight-week course provides an opportunity for first-generation college students to build academic, leadership and social skills within a community of scholars. Students participate in discussions regarding pressing issues on campus, transitioning to college, exploring research opportunities, managing study time, and career building.
Please see our 1st Gen Society and First-Gen Students and Families page for more information.
For more information about this program, including notable achievements and successes, email Melissa Raucci, Assistant Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Danielle Daniels: https://calendly.com/ddaniel6
- Jazmin Dunham: https://calendly.com/jazmin-dunham
- George McCormick: https://calendly.com/gmccorm4
- Melissa Raucci: https://calendly.com/mraucci
- Kalem Rutledge: https://calendly.com/krutled2
Students are able to reserve space in either the "Living Room" or the computer lab. Reservations are limited to two hours at a time. Masks must be worn at all times and the space must be wiped down after each use. Scan the QR code to make a reservation.
|Zoom Presentation Practice||Monday-Friday, September 21-November 16 by appointment||George McCormick||https://rochester.zoom.us/j/3188184089|
|Kearns Writing Group||October 12 through November 17 at 7 p.m.||George McCormick||https://rochester.zoom.us/j/3188184089|
|Financial Awareness||Wednesday, October 21 at 5 p.m.||Kalem Rutledge||https://rochester.zoom.us/j/5854509444|
|Academic Time Management||Thursday, October 22 at 4 p.m.||Danielle Daniels||https://rochester.zoom.us/j/92824265161|
|Understanding Privilege||Tuesday, October 27 at 4 p.m.||Jazmin Dunham||https://rochester.zoom.us/j/5039849310|
|Kearns Halloween Bingo||Friday, October 30 at 5 p.m.||Kalem Rutledge|
|Professionalism and Network||Wednesday, November 4 at 5 p.m.||Kalem Rutledge||https://rochester.zoom.us/j/5854509444|
|2020 Virtual Grad School Fair||Thursday, November 5 at 2 p.m.||Melissa Raucci|
See schools registered and register yourself here: Register Here on Handshake
|Virtual End of Semester Party/Ugly Sweater Party||Friday, December 11 at 3 p.m.||Melissa Raucci|