The Bridge Scholars Program is an opportunity for enrolling students to attend a summer program designed to provide a rigorous academic instruction in either calculus or physics introduction and develop skills necessary for academic and personal success at Rensselaer. The 6 week total summer program encompasses a two week residential program for participants to develop early academic and social success skills through academic mentoring, career development, access to academic support resources, and enrichment seminars that focus on excelling in the uniquely demanding Rensselaer environment.
Rensselaer students transform through opportunities, self-reflective exploration and discussions nurturing an understanding of their self-motivations, learning styles, interpersonal relationships, problem solving approaches, and clarifying their personal goals.
Below is a list of services, opportunities, events and interactions intended to help you achieve the goal of developing a deep, anchored sense of self.
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Emerging Leaders is a series of meetings designed to facilitate leadership development in students. This program is facilitated by the Student Experience office and the Archer Center for Student Leadership Development to provide students with an opportunity to develop a foundation of leadership skills and knowledge.
In the first year students are invited to apply for Emerging Leaders I (EL I), offered annually during the spring semester. This foundational program allows participants to explore their personal leadership styles in preparation for future leadership.
Students who are placed on Academic Probation in their sophomore, junior or senior year participate in the Undergraduate Probation Intervention Program. Together, with their Class Deans, students develop personal and academic plans with dual goals: to take ownership of their academic performance and to achieve the necessary standard to be removed from probation. There are myriad intervening factors which can contribute to academic difficulty. Students work to pinpoint those and develop strategies to mitigate them.
Many online resources are available for you to research fellowship and scholarship opportunities.