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Center for Scholar Development

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We are here for you! The Center for Scholar Development team will be working remotely during the Fall 2020 semester. There will be no walk-in appointments during this time. Email or call us to schedule a virtual appointment.

Center for Scholar Development Programs

Student Support Services:

Upward Bound:

Preparatory Enrollment Program:

McNair Scholars:

Mission Statement

The Center for Scholar Development creates educational pathways in an affirming environment for first generation scholars in their pursuit of post-secondary success. The Upward Bound Program, Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) and McNair Scholars Program values the diversity of individual experiences and provides holistic support to students through advising, summer programs, research opportunities, and community building.Two PEP students collaborating

Who We Are

The Center for Scholar Development (CSD) was established in March 2020 and represents the strategic alignment of TRIO college access programs and student support initiatives at RIC that work to enhance first generation student success from high school to graduate school.

Interested in Applying?

To learn more about applying to the programs in the Center for Scholar Development, please visit our program admission pages.

  • Upward Bound serves college bound high school students attending Central Falls, East Providence, Shea, Central, Hope, and Mt. Pleasant High School. For more information about program eligibility and application deadline, please visit: Apply to UB!
  • The main goal of Student Support Services is to get students to reach the most important milestone in college, graduation. For more information about program eligibility, please visit: Apply to SSS!
  • Preparatory Enrollment Program (PEP) welcomes recent high school graduates who reside in RI and identify as first-generation to join our community, for admissions requirements, please visit: Apply to PEP!
  • McNair Scholars serves eligible undergraduate RIC students who are motivated to pursue graduate education and pursue a doctoral degree, for more information please access the McNair application: Apply to McNair!

Page last updated: December 09, 2020