The Young Scholars Program

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The purpose of the Young Scholars Program (YSP) is to prepare first generation minority students to be academically ready to pursue higher education. If after completing the five years (grades 8 through 12) in the YSP the student chooses to attend Sinclair, his/her tuition and books will be completely funded. Currently in its ninth year, students in the YSP participate in ten 2-hour Saturday sessions (March through May). The focus is on setting realistic career goals and finding the means to achieve those goals through workshops and seminars. A sampling of topics include: creative thinking, managing time, setting priorities, developing family support, building communication skill, choosing careers, information technology, and becoming a master student. The Sinclair Foundation, the Admissions Office, and a private donor fund the program.

Phase One High School Participants:

Cohort Year

# Inducted Into Program

Current Grade Level

# Enrolled for Spring 1998

# Completed Spring 1998

% Retained To Date

1999

100

8th grade

100

89

89%

1998

116

8th grade

116

96

82.7%

1997

*127/136

9th grade

136

93

68.3%

1996

80

10th grade

51

36

70.5%

1995

80

11th grade

51

51

100%

1994

80

12th grade

53

50

94.3%

*Nine students from Stivers School for the Arts were recruited and enrolled during the 1998 recruitment campaign. Including these students increases the 1997 cohort by nine students and decreases the 1998 cohort by nine students. The nine students will join the 1997 cohort during the Spring of 1998.

For more information, contact Mortenous Johnson or Omar Powell