Magnolia Scholars

Timothy French

  • Summer Bridge
    Awarded $4,750 for the period 5/10/13 to 7/31/13
    Source: NC Independent Colleges and Universities

    The Summer Bridge program works to increase student retention by enabling a smooth transition into college life. Prior to their first semester, underrepresented minority and/or first-generation students are introduced to time management, the library, student support offices, and a cohort of their peers, while they decrease stress by getting ahead on their course credits.

  • Summer Bridge
    Awarded $19,000 for the period 12/20/12 to 7/31/13
    Source: NC Independent Colleges and Universities
  • WFU Summer Bridge Program
    Awarded $19,425 for the period 11/11/11 to 7/31/12
    US Department of Education (ED)/NC Independent Colleges and Universities

The Wake Forest University Summer Bridge program will transition 20 students into college life and build their communication skills. During the second summer session, participants will take an English writing and a Public Speaking course that work together to increase critical thinking, argument, and presentation skills. Activities outside of the classroom are designed to build camaraderie among the participants and relationships with institutional departments, university decisionmakers, and faculty. This pilot program targets low-income, minority, and/or first-generation college students; athletes and nonathletes will be equally represented.