SisterHOOD Scholars Program
The SisterHOOD (Helping Others Obtain Degrees) Scholars Program is a first-year student experience designed to increase retention and graduation rates for students who identify as Women of Color at Eastern Michigan University (EMU).
Through collaborative university partnerships the SisterHOOD Scholars Program guides students in their transition to college. Providing a residential community, designated courses, dialogues, mentorship, and workshops. Dedicated staff lead and facilitate programming that is centered around three key developmental areas: academic, human and socio-cultural. SisterHOOD students are connected to staff, faculty, alumni and community members to provide a network of support along their collegiate journey.
Am I eligible to apply for SisterHOOD Scholars?
Eligibility requirements to participate in the SisterHOOD Scholars program are as follows:
- Admitted to EMU as a first-year student beginning in the fall semester
- Reside in Sellers Hall if you select on-campus housing
- Read and agree to SisterHOOD Scholars program requirements
- Complete the SisterHOOD application (priority consideration will be given to those who apply by February 15th)
Once your completed application has been received, it will be reviewed. Following the review, select applicants will be scheduled for an intake interview. The interview will include the applicant, the applicant’s parent(s)/guardian(s), and representatives from Academic Success Partnerships and EMU faculty partners. The combined results of application and intake interview will determine those students invited to participate in the program beginning in August.
How Do I Apply?
The application is now open for students desiring to participate in SisterHOOD Scholars for the 2019-2020 academic year! Apply by clicking the link below.