Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is eligible to apply to the Brotherhood and Sisterhood Scholars program?

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    Eligibility and Program Requirements:

    • Admission to EMU as an incoming FTIAC (First Time in Any College) student of
      color
    • Completion of program application and scheduling of program interview
    • Reading, signing and submission of the Accountability Agreement
    • Registration for cohort-designated sections of UNIV 101L3 (fall semester) and LEAD
      201 (winter semester) during the first year
    • Early move-in (August 21st 2022) to participate in an in-person Extended Orientation
      before the start of the semester. Students will live in the same room in Wise Hall for the
      duration of their first year.
    • Select commuter students must live 60 miles or less from campus
    • Participation in individual academic coach meetings every two weeks
    • Commitment to completing a minimum of 10 hours of study tables weekly
    • Attendance at monthly evening programs (Cohort Meetings, Sisterhood-specific
      dialogues and Brotherhood-specific dialogues)
  • Is there a fee to participate in this program?

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    There are no fees associated with participating in the Brotherhood & Sisterhood Scholars program.
  • If I plan to attend EMU in the winter semester, can I apply to the program?

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    Unfortunately, you have to be a first-year student entering in the fall semester to be apart of the program.
  • How do I apply?

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    Unfortunately applications for the 2022-2023 cohort are closed and no longer accepting applications. The applications for the 2023-2024 cohort are currently unavailable as well, however, we can notify you when they become available if you submit a Brotherhood and Sisterhood Interest application.

    If you have additional questions please contact the Program Coordinator, Janis Strickland, ED.S. at [email protected]

  • Are there any GPA, major or SAT requirements to be part of the program?

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    The program is open to all first-year students of color who are enrolled at EMU for the upcoming Fall semester.  Both students with declared majors and Exploratory students can become part of this program.  GPA and SAT scores are not considered when reviewing applications.

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