About Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)
Founded in 1980, the Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP), originally named the Minority Science Scholars Program, offered guidance and support for minority students majoring in the Natural Sciences at Haverford College. As a result of great success, in 1988, MSP expanded to include students majoring in Humanities or Social Sciences.
Today, MSP is led by three faculty members, Jeff Tecosky-Feldman of the Math department and Raisa Williams the Dean of First Years. There are currently eleven student coordinators that run a series of workshops throughout the semester geared towards primarily freshmen MSP members. These workshops cover a variety of important school related issues such as time management, graduate applications and study skills. Other important aspects of the MSP include the buddy program, peer tutoring, a variety of opportunities such as work-study positions in labs, Breaking A Way Into Science and other summer research placements.
The goal of the Multicultural Scholars Program is to offer guidance, support and a variety of opportunities to Haverford minority students in the hopes of helping students to not only succeed academically in their four years at Haverford, but also in the hopes of fostering future success in graduate schools and career plans.
MSP Faculty/Dean Coordinators:
MSP Student Coordinators:
Kayla Franceschi ‘15, Jesus Hernandez ‘15, Ruben Monarrez ‘14, Melissa Reyes ‘15, Lauren Routt ‘14, Brian Rucker ’14, Nahara Saballos ‘15, Tiffany Smith ‘15, Susana Tapia ‘15