The Academic Support program takes place over the course of the academic year (August – May) each year. This program provides the Tichenor-Greer Scholars with additional support systems, early interventions and to increase student success.
The Academic Support program takes a three-pronged approach to support students and facilitate success. The three components include:
- Academic Support – Each Tichenor-Greer Scholar will receive incentive-based tutoring sessions and work with members of the Office of Student Success to build a personalized student success plan and attend workshops that support their continued academic success.
- Extracurricular Involvement – Studies show that when students feel connected to their college and classmates, they are more likely to persist through graduation. The Scholars will participate in incentive-based study groups and attend workshops that focus on student success, study skills, and time management. Scholars will also be mentored by a successful upper-level classmate and will engage in cohort activities that will connect them to their peers. In addition, students will be encouraged to complete summer research and/or internships or co-ops in their chosen field.
- Service Learning – Each Scholar participates in a service project during the academic year at the College or at locations throughout the community, such as the Villa, a home for retired Sisters of Saint Joseph, the Welcome Center in the Kensington neighborhood, or local middle or high schools.
Through the involvement in these supporting services and activities, first-year Tichenor-Greer Scholars have a smoother transition to college and developed the skills necessary to successfully complete a STEM degree at Chestnut Hill College.