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College Success Foundation

Scholars Program

The College Success Foundation awards scholarships to high-potential students from low-income families to help ensure they have the opportunity to earn a baccalaureate degree. Achievers Scholars, Governor’s Scholars, and Leadership 1000 Scholars receive scholarship awards through the College Success Foundation.

Academic Support
  • Meet with Sharon Ericsson, Academic Advisor, to choose courses and develop your MAP (My Academic Plan) for success.
  • Meet with Charise Deberry, Graduate Assistant, every month to discuss grades, finances, challenges, etc.
Mentoring
  • Meet with your assigned peer mentor every month. (Twice a month recommended.)
    Participate in CSS Scholars Social Events.
Program Support for College Success Foundation Scholars
  • Peer Mentors
  • Group and individualized academic success counseling
  • Academic advising
  • Career development planning and support
  • Leadership development
  • Financial aid planning and application assistance
  • Referrals to campus and community resources
  • Social Activities

Implementation of the Program Support is provided by the College Mentor Coordinator with the assistance of the Graduate Program Assistant.

Peer Mentors

Peer mentors provide a critical component to the successful graduation of CSF Scholars at our university. They take an interest in the student, share information, discuss academics, refer them to services and other people in the community, guide them in choosing appropriate work experiences, assist them with goal setting, and help them get through personal crises and problems. The mentors help the students develop their academic and leadership potential. Mentoring is a mutual relationship.

CSF Scholars are assigned to a peer mentor by the College Mentor Coordinator based on their academic interests, career goals, and demographics. Achievers Scholars meet with their mentors at least once per month. Once per semester we host a social event for mentors and Scholars. The College Mentor Coordinator supports the mentor/mentee relationship by clarifying roles and expectations, providing training and resources, and by communicating with participants to ensure there is mutual satisfaction in the mentoring relationship.

Are you interested in becoming a mentor? Please contact Sharon Ericsson (ericssons@wsu.edu) for more information.

Social Network

Achievers Scholars convene as a group for social networking. The Social Network is a great way to find out about classes, clubs, study abroad programs, and to make friends.

Activities include:

  • Welcome socials
  • Challenge Course
  • Bowling nights
  • Pizza parties
  • Sporting events
  • Performances
  • Lectures
  • Coffee chats
  • End of the semester socials

Find Out More

Contact the CSF Scholars Program: ericssons@wsu.edu or call 888-978-7252.

For more information about the Washington State College Success Foundation Scholars Program: www.collegesuccessfoundation.org.

Washington State University