The John P. Chesick Scholars program is a new, four-year academic mentoring and leadership program for talented students with recognized potential.
Fifteen exceptional students from either underrepresented, first in their family to attend college, or under- resourced backgrounds will receive a unique opportunity to explore intellectual life, pursue research projects and develop intensive one-on-one relationships with faculty mentors within a supportive community of scholars.
The Chesick Scholars program begins with participation in an intensive pre-freshman interdisciplinary summer residential program that offers credit-bearing college courses designed to hone the skills and cultivate strategies necessary to flourish in Haverford’s rigorous college environment.
The Chesick Scholars Program is designed to extend mentorship over the participants’ four years at Haverford, and Scholars can spend subsequent summers in research activities with their mentor or other funded internships or programs of study.
Students selected to be Chesick Scholars can have interests in any of the three divisions of the College: social science, humanities, or natural science.
Summer Institute Director's Report
This report concerns the first part of the Program, the 5-week summer institute. The long- term mentoring is the second, and most important part of the Program, and will be covered in a later report from the Office of Academic Resources, which is overseeing the mentoring implementation, and is charged with evaluation of both parts.
The San Francisco Foundation has provided seed funding for the first five years of the John P. Chesick Scholars Program at the recommendation of one of the many donors who pursue their philanthropic goals in partnership with the Foundation.