Kearns Center Scholars

A group photo of 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:

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

Academic Advising—Fall 2020

Open advising schedule for fall 2020.
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Open Advising Hours
10 a.m.-noonKalemGeorgeDanielleKalemMelissa
2-4 p.m.JazminMelissa
3-5 p.m.
QR Codes to Zoom Links for Open Advising
Danielle's QR Code for ZoomJazmin's QR Code for ZoomGeorge's QR Code for ZoomMelissa's QR Code for ZoomKalem's QR Code for Zoom

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Reserve Space in the Kearns Center

Space reservation QR code.
Scan to reserve space

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.

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Kearns Center Workshop Calendar

WorkshopDay/TimeAdvisorEvent Link
Zoom Presentation PracticeMonday-Friday, September 21-November 16 by appointmentGeorge McCormick
Kearns Writing GroupOctober 12 through November 17 at 7 p.m.George McCormick
Financial AwarenessWednesday, October 21 at 5 p.m.Kalem Rutledge
Academic Time ManagementThursday, October 22 at 4 p.m.Danielle Daniels
Understanding PrivilegeTuesday, October 27 at 4 p.m.Jazmin Dunham 
Kearns Halloween BingoFriday, October 30 at 5 p.m.Kalem Rutledge

Professionalism and NetworkWednesday, November 4 at 5 p.m.Kalem Rutledge 
2020 Virtual Grad School FairThursday, 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 PartyFriday, December 11 at 3 p.m.Melissa Raucci

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